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Your lifestyle, your quirk
I will be honest with you: when my mother first mentioned living on campus, I paled. I imagined the hordes of drunk teenagers vomiting in the hallways, keeping me up at night, shooting one another, and spitting on old people and running over bicyclists and committing mass arson.
Fortunately, none of that stuff happened; as I’ve discovered, living on campus actually has a lot of perks. Once you get past the misconceptions about college life, it's actually pretty nice.
The first thing I really began to enjoy about college life is the close proximity to my classes. If I’d lived off-campus, I would have been forced to commute every day, and that wouldn’t have been fun. Getting up earlier is never the better alternative! So being within a five-minute walk of all of my classes lets me sleep in late.
Another thing I enjoy about college life is the friends you make. Living with your parents or in an apartment by yourself doesn’t do anything for your social life, but living on a floor with tens of other girls/guys allows you to meet up with people, as does eating in the cafeteria, walking to class, and taking advantages of events on campus.
Living on campus is also pretty safe. We have police on campus available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They ride around in golf carts and escort people home after dark if you feel uncomfortable walking. If you are walking off-campus or driving home, you don’t get to enjoy those perks.
The biggest, most surprising factor is the cleanliness here. We have janitors and cleaning personnel who keep the place close to spotless. The bathrooms and showers are all cleaned daily, the floor is vacuumed, the trash is taken out – all the chores you had to do at home are gone! It’s pretty sweet for lazy folks like me.
I definitely suggest living on campus for freshman in particular, but for older students as well. It’s a great way to get involved, stay safe, and learn more about yourself while meeting the people who will potentially be your best friend. You’re in a safe learning environment and people generally don’t commit mass arson or spit on elderly people. Plus, no more nagging mommies. It’s the sweet life, I’m telling you.
Have a great weekend!