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BC Housing-Will You Pass this Test?

Forget the hook-up culture. We have now entered a new realm – the housing selection. A place where friendships are put to the ultimate test. As a freshman, I’ve heard all the stories. “We got our 8-man in Walsh.” “We got Co-Ro.” I’ve heard all the ones, but the one-who-got-Greycliff. I have not met one of those yet, but I’m sure they are nice people.

 When deciding where I am going to live next year, I honestly was so lost. I had a direct, which was good, but we didn’t know what we wanted to do from there. My direct next year is awesome and I knew that I wanted to live with her from Day One. We decided to do Co-Ro (or 66 Comm. Ave).


I know what many of you are thinking, “Are they stupid?” or “They probably don’t have friends.” We didn’t want to be a part of a stressful process where, in the long run, we may lose friends. I have witnessed my friends struggle with choosing a direct because someone does not want to hurt the other. 

For those of you who get your beloved 8-man suites or wherever you desire to live, I’m happy for you. To those who do not get the housing assignment that they originally wanted, it’s all right. Honestly, don’t let the housing selection process ruin friendships with those that you love (or those that you chose to join through a Facebook group). We all are going to live somewhere and at least we aren’t on Newton. You will learn to deal with different living situations and I’m sure you can make the best out of any situation. Don’t feed into the culture that is known as “The Housing Selection”.


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Vanessa is a senior at Boston College studying Economics and Communications. She is proud to be the Campus Correspondent of Her Campus at Boston College!        
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