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Living Off-Campus Explained in Gifs

You and your roommates finally get to move into the “dream” house, or you just settled for the cheapest, least questionable home. You celebrate your newfound freedom with your roommates. 

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Then reality sets in. Things like “paying bills” become relevant. Looking over utilities bills and trying (dreading) to figure out what share you have to pay. 

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As the year continues, your lack of household knowledge becomes painfully evident. In hopes of getting that drain unclogged, or the ominious mouse removed, you turn to your landlord for help. And you get this:  

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Now that you’re off the meal plan, you have to budget both groceries AND alcohol, so you’re running low on money —and so is your parents’ patience with these kind of calls:

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Then, it finally hits you. This is what future “adult life” holds, and it seems to suck:

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But then things start looking up. You finally make a sustainable, non-microwaved meal. And it tastes somewhat edible. 

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And then you finally figure out how to fix your chainsaw-like disposal.

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AND, you’re starting to accurately judge when to get your laundry without Laundry View’s help. Big things.

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So, despite all the hassle, you’re still off campus. And off campus means no “quiet hours,” no RA’s, and best of all, no signing people in at the front desk of Walsh. Let freedom ring!

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Photo Sources:

http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/offices/reslife/offcampus/jcr%3Acontent/con…

Born and raised in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Kelly is a Senior at Boston College studying Communications and Marketing. She loves the fashion and beauty industries. She's had lots of experience with women and their tastes, given her all-girls high school background. At BC, she's involved in Strong Women Strong Girls, Student Admissions Program, and is an account management intern for Hill Holliday . When she catches a break, Kelly spends an obscene amount of time on Buzzfeed, rewatching Breaking Bad on Netflix, and attempting to workout.
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