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What is a private? How is it different from a single?

"Private" refers to any room that has less than it's maximum occupancy.  This can mean a double room reserved for a single person or a triple reserved for one or two people.  Private rooms are available most years, but Doane Housing always reserves the right to dissolve a private and assign a roommate if the need for housing demands it.  Dissolution of privates is extremely rare, and we dissolve based on lottery points.

A single room is one intended to house only occupant.  Singles cost a little more per semester, but not as much as a private double or triple.