After being accepted to the college and decided to go there, the next decision is to pick either to live on campus or commute. This article will show the pros and cons of living on campus. I’ll lived on campus for all four years of college. Its been a positive experience that every student should experience at least once.
Living on Campus Pros
- Walking distance to classes when living on campus. Its in matter of minutes to get to classes. There is no commute time but that all depends on what Boston area college one picks.
- Increased social life if one lives on campus. If one choose to live on campus, one will make many friendships when either meeting friends in dorm setting and at local meeting. It makes it easy for one to join groups and clubs. Late night events become more accessible when living on campus which these events give students possible to meet new friends.
- Independence away from parents when one lives on campus. One doesn’t have to worry about the nagging of their parents. One can go to bed and come back to the dorm at any hour.
- Decent meal plan is offered to students living on campus. The meal plan is usually required to freshman living on campus. Depending on the school will depend on how decent is the food on the meal plan. Most meal plans offers accessible hours to eat food at breakfast and dinner.
Living on campus Cons
- Little privacy for students who live on campus. Most students have to share a roommate when as a freshman. The privacy to one’s room is limit. One might have their friends in their room every day.
- Limited space for students who live on campus. If one shares their room, one will have limited space to put their own stuff. Most resident room are quite small especially the couple of single rooms offered.
Living on campus can open doors to one’s social life and give one independent away from one’s parents. Boston area colleges like Salem State offer RHA program that is for students who live on campus. RHA makes decisions about the programs that students participate in the resident hall. I suggest if one picks to live on campus to look into a RHA program. Living on campus might be expense but it give experience of independence and one will meet friends in a matter of a week.