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 …show more content…
Off-campus housing is an attractive alternative to commuting and dorming, which, if one can remain focused on school and manage his or her own affairs, can be a less expensive alternative to both living at home and in a dorm. Living off-campus is as real as it gets: students pay bills, do their own laundry, buy their own food, pay rent, and essentially support themselves. This can be a blessing and a curse, as a missed rent check or lost keys can have serious consequences. Movers.com states,
“Despite the risks, living off-campus offers even more freedom than you'd get from the dorms. At the same time, it is often a good transition to life after college, helping you figure out how to live on your own and deal with things like house maintenance, rent, and other bills.”
The choice of whether or not to dorm at college should not be taken lightly. One must consider many factors including cost, willingness to embrace change, and how comfortable one is around people. There is no right or wrong choice, but both have long lasting effects; for better or