At Trinity College, St. Bonaventure students live in the same rooms regular Trinity students live in during the school year. The rooms are pretty nice, pretty comfortable. Most of them are private rooms. A few will be doubles or shared suites.
Dorms aren’t called dorms. They’re called staircases. When you get there, you’ll see why. It actually makes perfect sense.
Bathrooms and toilets (they’re separate rooms in England) are shared by everyone in a staircase, just like a dorm in the U.S.
Every staircase has a "scout," whom you will come to love. The scout keeps your room and staircase tidy, makes your bed every day, and once a week changes your linen. She is not a maid and would probably be insulted if you called her one.
Scouts pride themselves not only on keeping things ship-shape but also on getting to know the residents and looking out for their welfare. They are friendly and approachable and are excellent sources of information about local customs, manners and ordinary life in England.
Professors are called tutors. Most tutors will not live on-college at Trinity, although the director and junior dean will. (Can’t say “live on campus” at Trinity. The word “campus” is just never used.)
The junior dean will be your best buddy while you are there. She will be your liaison to the directors and tutors, not to mention the one who organizes events, addresses minor problems and hands you tissues when you’re having a crisis.
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