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They mean it. In the prim s, college dorms were off-limits to members of the opposite sex.
Then came the s, when male and female students started crossing paths in coed dormitories. Now, to the astonishment of some Baby Boomer parents, a growing of colleges are going even further: coed rooms.
At least two dozen schools, including Brown University, the University of Pennsylvania, Oberlin College, Clark University and the California Institute of Technology, allow some or all students to share a room with anyone they choose — including someone of the opposite sex. Instead, they say the demand is mostly from heterosexual students who want to live with close friends who happen to be of the opposite sex.
Some gay students who feel more comfortable rooming with someone of the opposite sex are also taking advantage of the option.
But the University of California, Riverside has never had a problem with a roommate couple breaking up midyear, said James C. Smith, assistant director for residence life. Most schools introduced the couples option in the past three or four years.
So far, relatively few students are taking part. At the University of Pennsylvania, which began offering coed rooms inabout out of 10, students took advantage of the option this year. At UC Riverside, which has approximately 6, students in campus housing, about 50 have roommates of the opposite sex.
The school has had the option since Garcia and Youngdahl live in a house for students with an interest in Russian studies. Feldman said she was shocked when her daughter told her.
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