Originally Posted by mfattal
i wont be driving ill park the car in oakvill or square one and take the GO transit
problem is first years haev like 90% chance to be in double room with a room mate of any kind
i Still dont know i am kinda 50/50 for both
people end up having a really great time with their roommates and becoming really good friends with them. I was not one of these people, so I won't convince you that shared residence rooms are great. That said, here is my advice: residence is awesome (it can have its downsides, but the convenience trumps all, in my opinion).
A few things to consider:
Are you an international student? Because if so, living off campus might not be a bad idea - although residence will cost you the same as it would everyone else, tuition unfortunately hikes up so to save some money (IF this is an issue), might be a better idea. Residence can also get quite expensive with the required meal plan. On the other hand, as a first year you might enjoy having the meal plan for convenience sake. 1st year is hard as it is and having the convenience of res really helps out.
Second, if you're not an international student, then do you know anyone who is coming to mac? If so, then you can collaborate with a group of (4?) others and request each other as roommates on your res application. In this way, you can increase your chances of getting a suite style residence (although not guaranteed).
Lastly, if you're willing to take a hit of $300 you can apply for res and then if you don't like what you get...back out.