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RESIDENTIAL LIFE SURVEY

The residential life review began with a Web-based survey in which 69 percent of the student body participated. The text of the survey follows; results are available at the end of each section. Results will open in a new browser window.

Your Housing Preferences

Below are some types of living situations that might be offered at a college. Assume that these options are available to you and that you are deciding now on your housing for this year. How likely would you be to request each of the following for this year?

Response scale: 1=Not at all likely, 2, 3, 4, 5=Highly likely

Single room in a traditional house

Double room in a traditional house

Suite (several single rooms with a common area and bathroom)

Co-op living (small house with a kitchen where students do their own cooking, e.g., Tenney)

Apartment on campus (e.g., Friedman)

Off-campus housing

Other

Assume that the following housing options are available to you and that you are deciding now on your housing for this year. If you had the choice, which one of these options would you choose for this year? (Mark only ONE)

Single room in a traditional house

Double room in a traditional house

Suite (several single rooms with a common area and bathroom)

Co-op living (small house with a kitchen where students do their own cooking, e.g., Tenney)

Apartment on campus (e.g., Friedman)

Off-campus housing

Other

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Some living communities on a college campus might be organized around specific themes or common interests. Below are some examples of theme housing. Assume that these options are available to you and that you are deciding now on your housing for this year. How likely would you be to request each of the following for this year?

Response scale: 1=Not at all likely, 2, 3, 4, 5=Highly likely

Class year (e.g., juniors only, first-years only)

Language-based house (e.g., French, Spanish)

Academic or intellectual theme (e.g., Latin American Studies, Environmental Studies, Studio Art)

Course-related (e.g., First-Year Seminars)

Community service

Leadership skills

Wellness, recreation, fitness

Substance-free house (e.g., no alcohol)

Specialized diet (e.g., Kosher, vegetarian, vegan)

Other theme

Assume that the following theme housing options are available to you and that you are deciding now on your housing for this year. If you had the choice, which one of these options would you choose for this year? (Mark only ONE)

Class year (e.g., juniors only, first-years only)

Language-based house (e.g., French, Spanish)

Academic or intellectual theme (e.g., Latin American Studies, Environmental Studies, Studio Art)

Course-related (e.g., First-Year Seminars)

Wellness, recreation, fitness

Community service

Leadership skills

Substance-free house (e.g., no alcohol)

Specialized diet (e.g., Kosher, vegetarian, vegan)

Other theme

I would not choose theme housing

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Your Dining Preferences

Below are some types of dining situations that might be offered at a college. Assume that these options are available to you and that you are deciding now on your dining plan for this year. How likely would you be to request each of the following for most of your meals this year?

Response scale: 1=Not at all likely, 2, 3, 4, 5=Highly likely

Eat in a traditional dining room affiliated with my house

Eat in any traditional dining room on campus

Eat in a traditional dining room open longer hours, which may not be affiliated with my house

Eat in a specialized dining room (e.g., vegetarian, vegan, Kosher) which may not be affiliated with my house

Co-op cooking and dining (specialized or traditional menu)

Cook my own meals (apartment-style living)

Eat off campus

Other

Assume that the following dining options are available to you and that you are deciding now on your dining plan for this year. If you had the choice, which one of these options would you choose for most of your meals this year? (Mark only ONE)

Eat in a traditional dining room affiliated with my house

Eat in any traditional dining room on campus

Eat in a traditional dining room open longer hours, which may not be affiliated with my house

Eat in a specialized dining room (e.g., vegetarian, vegan, Kosher) which may not be affiliated with my house

Co-op cooking and dining (specialized or traditional menu)

Cook my own meals (apartment-style living)

Eat off campus

Other

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Some dining situations on a college campus might be organized around themes or specialized diets. Below are some examples of specialized dining. Assume that these options are available to you and that you are deciding now on your dining plan for this year. How likely would you be to request the each of the following for this year?

Response scale: 1=Not at all likely, 2, 3, 4, 5=Highly likely

Vegetarian

Vegan

Low-fat, low-carbohydrate

Kosher

Halal

Other

Assume that the following specialized dining options are available to you and that you are deciding now on your dining plan for this year. If you had the choice, which one of these options would you choose for this year? (Mark only ONE)

Vegetarian

Vegan

Low-fat, low-carbohydrate

Kosher

Halal

Other

I would not choose specialized dining

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Your Smith Housing Experience

Which of the following best describes your current room type?

Single room on campus (including Bedford Terrace apartments)

Double room on campus

Triple room on campus

I live off campus

Since you first entered Smith, how many times have you changed houses?

Once

Twice

Three or more times

Three or more times

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