Advocates of gender-neutral housing say it’s about making sure every student has a comfortable, inclusive on-campus living experience.
And students say a good roommate is a good roommate, regardless of their gender.
Some students don’t really care one way or the other.
But if co-ed living isn’t for you, that’s okay too.
These co-ed dorm rooms are typically called “gender-neutral housing.” Related: Colleges with Optional Gender-Neutral Housing So, what is living in a co-ed dorm—or a co-ed room—really like?
But that doesn’t mean your roommate(s) will magically disappear when you have a “special friend” visiting.So..is it like sharing a dorm with members of the opposite sex?Moving into a college dorm is a big transition, even if you’re used to sharing your living space.And dorms can really throw you for a loop when they’re co-ed.Colleges in the United States started having co-ed residence halls back in the 1970s, and today, about 90% of all schools have at least one co-ed dorm building.For example, UC Riverside’s co-ed dorms have gender-specific restrooms and showers, but at MIT, the bathrooms are co-ed too.