I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that most people live on campus all four years of college. I think that it allowed me to interact with more of my classmates than I would have been able to otherwise. Hoyme and Ellingson are by far the nicest freshman dorms to live in because they are the most up to date. Hillkit is a treck and it is inconveniently put right by a massive wind tunnel. I personally feel like Melby and Thorson, while beautiful on the outside, are dark and dungeon-y feeling on the inside. The best part about living in the dorms is that, St. Olaf being a small campus, it is close to everything! It is nice that so many people live in the dorms because it makes it easier to hang out with others and meet new people in your hall as well. There are also nice study spaces in each resident hall as well.