There aren’t really any house descriptions on the web because by the time the descriptions would reach you they probably won’t be true anymore. The unique personalities of our houses are always evolving depending on the community living there. For example, it’s rumored that in the 1980s, Booth’s common room had a pentagram carved into the floor and was the “crazy” house on campus. Now, most of the people who live there are on the quieter side and like to bake. In some cases, the reputations don’t change too drastically within the span of a few years. For as long as I’ve been here, Kilpat’s always been kinda cray cray and Welling’s always been kind of quiet. In other cases, reputations change a lot. For example, Leigh used to have a lot more boys. Generally speaking, though, houses change every passing year with new freshman taking the place of graduated seniors, making each community a little different than it was before. Besides, half the fun of your first term is getting to know the house personalities and geographies firsthand! Welcome home!
- Meg ‘12