It would bad for obesity students who live in top level with no elevator.Yeah I don't understand it either...there is no elevator in West, they should be making freshmen go up and down the stairs!
My observation during 2001-2005
Peet Hall - A lot international and older students like the environment of closeness and privacy as well.
Ballard West - Freshmen dorm, what else do you want to say? Fire alarm, pranks, no privacy etc... Depend on crowd you hang out with.
Ballard North - lived there for 2 semester (read ballard west for details)
Benson Hall - lived there 1 semester. Mixed diversity and still have to use community bathroom to shower and etc...
Clerc Hall - Never lived here. Its known as party dorm and dominated by jocks and greeks. Nice suite with large family room with tiny bedrooms. Private shower and bathroom.
Carlin Hall - 2 years lived here, 4th floor. Suite with small foyer and nice size bedroom. Two singles and one large double bedroom with one shower and bathroom. But huge lobby outside of the suites. Plenty place to hang out. 1st -4th floor are designed for undergraduates while 5th-8th is for graduate students.
I did live off campus for 1 semester. Hated and moved back on campus. I enjoyed in dorm better than off campus.
That is my observation.
Few people said since almost half of freshmen dont social together since they sleep at Ballard North/West, few people dont go over either RH, so Benson is best design since one building where all freshmen can social in one building is my best guess to answer ur questionWhy does they want change for freshmen to sleep at Benson Hall and upperclassmen who used to sleep at Benson Hall to sleep at Ballard West/North?