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Best Residence at UWO?

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hey guys, <br> <br>I&#39;m a prospective student wondering about the best residence at UWO? <br>I&#39;m looking at either a double room or a single room residence. <br> <br>
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Saugeen. You know why.
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I'd go for traditional style before suite style. It's a different feel/environment on the floors & a bit easier to bond with your floor (because everyone is super close to each other, as opposed to suite style where the hallways are longer & everyone has their own room in each suite).
Medway-Sydenham & Delaware would be my top 2 if I had to rank them.
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MEDSYD.
Hands down.
Best Rez around.
Don't even consider anything else.
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@clarab wrote
MEDSYD.
Hands down.
Best Rez around.
Don't even consider anything else.



Looooooool. No. They're all good. You can't go wrong. But maybe avoid Alumni House, kinda weird.
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@TheSituation wrote

@clarab wrote
MEDSYD.
Hands down.
Best Rez around.
Don't even consider anything else.



Looooooool. No. They're all good. You can't go wrong. But maybe avoid Alumni House, kinda weird.


Thought you weren't posting here anymore?
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@g93 wrote

@TheSituation wrote

@clarab wrote
MEDSYD.
Hands down.
Best Rez around.
Don't even consider anything else.



Looooooool. No. They're all good. You can't go wrong. But maybe avoid Alumni House, kinda weird.


Thought you weren't posting here anymore?



I'm needed. Got 20+ PMs from people asking me stuff. Too valuable.
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@TheSituation wrote

@clarab wrote
MEDSYD.
Hands down.
Best Rez around.
Don't even consider anything else.



Looooooool. No. They're all good. You can't go wrong. But maybe avoid Alumni House, kinda weird.




True, they're all pretty decent, but medsyd is still the best rez for having spirit, and from what I've been to at other rezs has the best parties too.

But yeah, avoid alumni, and try to avoid saugeen. My friends who live there are pretty miserable, spend many nights on the floor of my room in medsyd, because it's too loud there, there aren't any study rooms, etc. But if you do end up with saugeen, don't go in with a negative attitude, just try to stay open to the experience, because alot of people end up loving it!
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I'm at saugeen, and everything you can imagine, yeup it happens here. On the upside, everyone here is super friendly and you won't go wrong even if it is your last choice (like me:cheers: ).
To begin: On the plus side it's cheap, and you're bound to make friends more easily because everyone is simply a door away, and with such traditional style buildings you tend to get cozy (due to its lack of size).
On the downside(or maybe not) the party starts on wednesday! You'll be hearing loud music (depends on where you are, but you'll definitely feel the vibrations wherever you are with the crazy stereos people bring in) till about 11. Which isn't so bad for most teens. Also, if you're going to saugeen I'd recommend bringing in a good solid roommate, just to count on someone and make sure you don't go too crazy.
Don't stress too much, and just go with the flow, you're bound to get an awesome rez whatever you put.
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MedSyd is fantastic!
if you want a rez close to your classes choose Delaware. That's all assuming your in the 3 sciences.

if you're in engineering then go with perth.
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@TheLaw wrote
MedSyd is fantastic!
if you want a rez close to your classes choose Delaware. That's all assuming your in the 3 sciences.

if you're in engineering then go with perth.


Why are we assuming this...
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@Zion wrote

@TheLaw wrote
MedSyd is fantastic!
if you want a rez close to your classes choose Delaware. That's all assuming your in the 3 sciences.

if you're in engineering then go with perth.


Why are we assuming this...


Because Delaware is the closet rez to all the buildings that sci classes will be held at. Thus, you can literally wake up less than 20 min before class starts & still make it to your bio lecture, held at the building that's LITERALLY right next to Delaware haha.

With engineering, same thing...engineering building is the closest to Perth & Essex.
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@123abcuwo wrote

@Zion wrote

@TheLaw wrote
MedSyd is fantastic!
if you want a rez close to your classes choose Delaware. That's all assuming your in the 3 sciences.

if you're in engineering then go with perth.


Why are we assuming this...


Because Delaware is the closet rez to all the buildings that sci classes will be held at. Thus, you can literally wake up less than 20 min before class starts & still make it to your bio lecture, held at the building that's LITERALLY right next to Delaware haha.

With engineering, same thing...engineering building is the closest to Perth & Essex.



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Medway-Sydenham is definitely the best! It has lots of spirit, study rooms, and the friendliest people at UWO. There are both double and single rooms, and there are lots of parties, but not nearly as many as in Saugeen (aka the Zoo).
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I attend UWO and saugeen is definitely one of the best rez's going. There are so many people that you'll make so many new friends and you will never be bored!
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What's the closest rez to Ivey?
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@MW0NG wrote
What's the closest rez to Ivey?


Delaware...
But I don't see why it matters because you won't have any classes in that building anyway until you're actually IN Ivey (aka HBA1, year 3 of your undergrad)...so because you basically won't be in the Ivey building at all in your first 2 years, don't rank your rez based on its distance to Ivey :)
And by the time you do enter Ivey, you'll likely be living off-campus, lol :p
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@amandagibson wrote
I attend UWO and saugeen is definitely one of the best rez's going. There are so many people that you'll make so many new friends and you will never be bored!



I stayed in Saugeen first year. It's great for the social aspects. There are so many people to hangout with and there's always a chance there is someone from your class living in residence so you can get notes from them if you so happen to miss a class. Also, it's easy to set up study groups in residence.

However, I'll never miss the fire alarms almost every Saturday night. The mornings after the crazy party nights where vomit was literally every where. The smell of booze since a lot of it was spilled. Also, you can only eat rez food for so long. If you like to cook, have variety, and healhty options you may consider getting a sutie style residence that can give you that option.
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They're all great residences (just avoid Alumni and London). I'm in Elgin and there are days where I wish I was in Saugeen and days where I am so glad I chose Elgin.

Also the social factor is all dependent on your floor.
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@qszwdxefc wrote
They're all great residences (just avoid Alumni and London). I'm in Elgin and there are days where I wish I was in Saugeen and days where I am so glad I chose Elgin.

Also the social factor is all dependent on your floor.


Why london?
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@applekid wrote

@qszwdxefc wrote
They're all great residences (just avoid Alumni and London). I'm in Elgin and there are days where I wish I was in Saugeen and days where I am so glad I chose Elgin.

Also the social factor is all dependent on your floor.


Why london?


With the exception of the current 2010/2011 school year, London Hall has always been a rez for upper year students ONLY.
This year, they have a couple floors for first-year students & the rest of the building is comprised of upper years. I think they put about 100 first-years in London Hall this year. So because it's not a "first-year rez", that might be why the author said to avoid London. Also, London Hall & Alumni are the only 2 residences that lack a dining hall/cafeteria...but you can still purchase a meal plan that lets you eat anywhere on campus & other residences. The other residences are literally across the street.

HOWEVER, starting September, they're turning London Hall completely into a FIRST-YEAR residence, so there's definitely going to be a difference in atmosphere, residence experience, etc.
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@123abcuwo wrote
HOWEVER, starting September, they're turning London Hall completely into a FIRST-YEAR residence, so there's definitely going to be a difference in atmosphere, residence experience, etc.




I am currently living in London Hall, and I can tell you that it will not be completely first year next year. As quoted from an email I received earlier this week from Residence Council
"...about London Hall next year, it's going to be similar to this year with it not being a fully Upper-year residence."



Regardless, to whoever was asking, I'd recommend going with whichever residence you think would fit you best. I lived in MedSyd in my first year and I LOVED it! I would put Alumni and London Hall as your last two choices just because you are more likely to get a stronger knit community elsewhere, and Saugeen just because it's noisy and you'll have to pay alot in floor damages.
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hey, i got into Alumni, I just wanted to know what the positives were, i mean i've heard its not as tight knit as MedSyd or Saugeen but their has to be a few positives :p
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saugeen..
-close to weldon
-social life
-everything
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