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Living on Campus

 

Personally, I really enjoyed living on Campus! It was a wonderful experience once I got past the bump in the road in the beginning. Depending on the Campus that you decide to live on, the size of the Campus will be different. One thing that you will be doing a lot of if living on campus is walking. Going from building to building can be tedious, but you can always use a bike or a type of scooter if you would prefer to do that than walking. Depending on how large your campus is you might even need a car, The only downfalls to owning a car and living on campus would be that you have to pay for gas and a parking permit, and let’s not forget that you have to maintain your car if something happens to it. It’s a little tricky to know if you should have a car because campuses also have buses for the students to use. 

 

Living on campus also means dorm life. You have to share a room with a friend or a random person you’ve never met before, so be respectful. It’s really not worth living with someone who really despises you. You also have to share a bathroom with the people on your floor, which definitely makes you close. Speaking of; make sure you keep the shared area clean. You wouldn’t want your bathroom to be dirty at home, so why change that when it’s a shared bathroom? Do your part to keep it clean and as long as everyone else does, it'll work well for everyone involved.

 

I learned that it’s not worth it to stay in the dorm room 24/7, so get involved! Join groups and clubs, meet new people and make new friends! It’s a great way to meet people with the same hobbies as you, and who enjoy doing what you do as well. Being active in groups on campus gives you people to lean on when things don’t always go the way we expect them to go. Speaking of not staying in the dorm room 24/7, get off campus! There is often so much to do around your campuses, so go explore! You’ll probably want to get used to the surroundings, as you will probably have to get a job off or on campus, so getting used to what is surrounding your campus is a good idea.

 

Keep your hobbies. They will help with the stress that comes from being in college, the classes and the friendships that could get bumpy. If your hobbies aren’t helping with all the stress, ask for help!  Your CA’s and floor mates will be there for you! Lastly, keep in mind you don’t need to be best friends with your roommates, and don’t force friendships. You will meet a lot of people in college living on campus, so meet a lot of people and just enjoy your time!