One of the most fun and best learning experiences I had in college was moving out and living on my own in the dorms. At most colleges or universities, freshmen are required to live on campus at least their first year. Now that I work in higher education with college students I see the importance more so than I did back when I was in college.
Living in the residence halls allows you to meet new people and become more independent. Your parents and teachers aren’t there to wake you up for class or make you do your homework. It’s all on you now. There is a great sense of pride and responsibility when you experience it. I would definitely urge anyone going off to college to live on campus at least their first year. I’d also encourage you to live near or around your campus as well if you can because it makes your college experience all the more worthwhile! Don’t be afraid, you’ll love it! I guarantee it!
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