Dorming was an entirely alien experience. It was exciting and scary at first since you are assigned to live with complete strangers. My freshman year at Stony Brook I was assigned to H-Quad in James College. It is a quarter style cooking building, even though it seemed as though people are more disconnected to each other, it was actually a really welcoming and friendly group. Everybody grew to know everybody and the events hosted by the R.A.’s definitely helped newcomers get accustomed to college life. The Harry Potter themed triwizard tournament hosted by the R.A.'s was definitely one of the best events I had in James!