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6 Perks of Living Off Campus

This year, my friends and I made a last-minute decision to live off campus and I could not be happier with how it is going. Below are 6 perks that have made my experience great so far.

  1. Having personal space: I love being able to work at my own desk and not have to worry about wearing a mask or finding a quiet study space. Also, having my own bathroom is great because shower shoes are not needed!
  2. Being in a new neighborhood: For me personally, I am within walking distance from downtown Easton and it is great being closer to places like The Beanery, Farmer’s Daughter, and Bliss. There are also some beautiful trails to walk on and relax.
  3. Getting to live with my best friends: Nothing beats living with your best friends. Originally, we were all going to be separated if we lived on campus, so I am thankful we found a place together off campus.
  4. Getting to design our place from scratch: Although our apartment was unfurnished, we got to design the whole place to how we wanted it to look and it give it a homey feel.
  5. Making your own food: On campus can be pretty difficult to make all of your own meals every day without your own kitchen, so it is nice being able to cook for myself and not having to deal with ordering food on Bite.
  6. Bigger living space for less money: I am saving money by living off campus and have so much more freedom. There are still plenty of expenses, but most of them are monthly rather than paying upfront for on campus room and board.
I'm Julia and I am from Chelmsford, MA! I am a senior at Stonehill College where I major in finance, minor in economics and entrepreneurship, and am a member of the women's lacrosse team. I enjoy skiing, hiking, music, and hanging out with my friends and family. I also love boats, food, and straight-up having a good time.
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