Why You Should Live on Campus
For many students, living on campus is a big part of their college experience. There are pros and cons to living in dorms, but from my personal experience, it was definitely worth it!
- There’s no commute to school; you can roll out of bed and go to class.
- Club meetings and school events are just a short walk away, so it’s easy to become involved in campus activities.
- It’s a great way to make friends and find study partners, especially if you live farther from home. One building can house 100 – 200 students alone, so imagine how many people you can meet just by going to the dining hall or doing your laundry. Some of my closest friends today are people I met in my dorm.
- There are many convenient facilities, such as a dining hall, a laundry room, and study areas.
- Many students may be worried that living on campus can be expensive, but financial aid is a great resource to help pay for it.
- There may be a loss of privacy since most likely, you’ll be sharing a room with someone and the bathroom with other students.
Living in a dorm is a different experience for everyone, and some campuses may offer other features and resources. I had a really positive experience living in my dorm because I felt more focused in school since I lived on campus, I was able to get more involved in clubs, I made new friends, and most importantly, I was able to become more independent living on my own.
Overall, I’d recommend living on campus if you plan to go to school away from home!
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