Reasons Why Students Should Live on Campus

Thank you for visiting BetterDorms.com (BDs), this is our first official post about why students should live on campus as opposed to living ...

Thank you for visiting BetterDorms.com (BDs), this is our first official post about why students should live on campus as opposed to living off campus.
Although in most colleges, it is expected that freshmen live on the campus dormitory at least for their first year before moving out to live on the campus apartments or off campus. Deciding to live on campus can be a major decision for many students especially for those that have never lived alone or away from home. For me as a transfer student from a community college, I was determined to live on campus and absolutely enjoyed my time. While living on campus can be very costly as opposed to commuting from home, however, your college experience can be very rewarding if you live on campus. Other reasons why students choose to live on campus include:   

 1.  College Life
You can experience the Total College Experience…you have the rest of your life to live off campus!
 2.   Convenience
You don’t have to waste time fighting traffic and hunting for parking spaces before class.  You can sleep longer and you save a lot of money on gas.
 3.  Close to everything
You are just a short walk away from academic buildings, campus activities, sporting events, and student services such as advising, health services, and dining areas.
 4.  Have the time of your life!
Don’t just go to school – join student organizations; attend athletics events, concerts, conferences and special lectures; experience everything the campus has to offer!
 5.  Opportunities to Participate in Living/Learning Communities
Students who live on campus have the opportunity to participate in a Service Learning, Healthy Lifestyle, or Education Learning Community.  These communities are in designated areas within a hall where students from various backgrounds are connected by shared academic and philosophical interests.
6.  Friends
It’s much easier to get acquainted with your peers when you are living down the hall from them.  The residence halls offer many opportunities to participate in a variety of activities that will help you get acquainted.  These friendships will last a lifetime!
7.   Personal Support
With college life, comes transition.  You’re not alone academically or socially when you live in the halls.  You will be living with people who are going through or have gone through the same experiences.  Hall Directors and Resident Advisors that live in the halls are always available for support, assistance, and advice.
 8.  Academic Success
Research of college students across the nation shows that students who live on campus are more satisfied with their college experience, earn higher grade point averages, and are more likely to graduate than their commuting peers.
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