Staying at college, for me, has been a life changing experience. I have made many new friends, and met literally hundreds of people, but one instance stands out. About the third week of staying on campus, I was walking around with someone who I was supposed to be dorming with, when we found a man dressed in a banana costume playing a ukulele. We immediately started a conversation with him, and we have been good friends ever since. College is a life changing opportunity. It symbolizes a whole new experience for students. Dorming means a new place, new people, and a new way of living for most incoming freshmen. Not only do incoming freshmen who live on campus get to learn how to live on their own, they also make connections with new people, and learn how to get along with people they ordinarily would not. As collegebound.net says, “It'll Be Like "Friends": Because you are always surrounded by fellow students, it's a lot easier to make friends and develop lasting relationships. Even if you don't have a roommate, you're sure to meet students who live in your dorm hall.”  Staying at college has numerous benefits for the aspiring college student. As students mature, many desire more independence. Living on campus represents the first step of achieving this independence. When one dorms on campus, they must manage their own finances, buy themselves the necessities they did not have to worry about before, such as clothes, toilette paper, food, and other household items. This helps teach them how to live on their own, and prepares them for life outside of college. Living on campus puts pressure on students to branch out on their own, meet new people, and compromise with people who may not be especially likable. When students go to college, they encounter an entirely new environment, separate from their old lives. Living on campus gives students a head start in meeting new people, and essentially starting...