What is it that consistently makes college dorm halls constantly cold? I’ve visited over a dozen unusual dorm halls in my time as a college student, and again as an alumni going to see the campus again. Most of my friends stayed in unusual dorms on campus, or at other colleges, so I got to experience quite a few unusual living scenarios. There was a single consistent trait every dorm hall I visited had in common: it was ice cold in every single hall! It’s as though the air conditioners are set to max, or every single dorm room left the fridge door open. I had the same issue with the dorms on campus when I was a student at my alma mater. I usually couldn’t sleep comfortably because I had to wear a sweater to sleep! I complained to the school’s administration about the freezing temperatures in the dorm halls, however they gave me some generic answer about “keeping costs low.” Due to budget, they didn’t run the oil boilers unless it was easily necessary! Come on, what is my big tuition payment going towards? I just don’t understand how it can be so costly to increase the temperature of the dorm. It doesn’t have to be blazing hot! If they only ran the boiler for the building for an hour or two it would at least be bearable! I was so happy the year stayed in an apartment with a few friends for my last more than one years of school and got away from the dorms for good. Then the three of us had total freedom to throw parties, kick back & relax. Best of all, all of us could run the heating program as much as all of us wanted! My friends didn’t get cold as easily as I did, however they got over the increased heat in the apartment pretty fast.