Living on Campus is a Must

Living on Campus is a Must
Living on Campus is a Must
You may have heard college graduates reminiscing about when they lived in dorms that were like high-security prisons. They had few amenities and many annoyances. The showers were dirty, the beds were uncomfortable, and their roommates were obnoxious. Yet they always seem to mention that it was the best times of their lives and they wouldn’t have done it any other way. Despite what your perception may be of living on campus, the positives usually outweigh the negatives. In fact, it will enhance your college experience.

The only way to become a part of the action on a campus is to live right in the middle of it. Your social circle will expand exponentially as you partake in campus activities that are a stone’s throw away. It’ll be easier to participate in clubs that are related to your major, political clubs and intramural athletics. For example, Ole Miss offers organizations that appeal to a diverse range of students with different interests, including the Black Law Student Association, Young Life, Chinese Christian fellowship, Anime Club, UM Mac User Group, Gay Straight Alliance and Habitats for Humanity. Of course, there will be more parties to attend, and you might even be able to throw one at your own place. Your new group of friends – which, believe it or not, will probably include at least one of your roommates, suitemates and floormates – can frequent campus area restaurants and bars without driving. Most schools offer efficient public transportation services. If you’re a fan of the sports teams, you won’t have to worry about navigating through traffic and finding a parking spot on game day.

Studies have shown that students who live in campus are more likely to graduate on time and earn better grades. You’re more connected to your education because you have unlimited access to libraries and professors. Attending class is easier because it’s within walking distance from your bed. During your first couple of years, you’ll likely share several of the same classes with your fellow students who live on campus, making it easier to form study groups and share notes if you’ve missed any. Also, if you need a little extra money, colleges offer numerous positions to students at places like the campus bookstore, library or tech support center. Your bosses will take your class schedule into consideration when composing your work schedule, which may not happen at off-campus jobs. The personal, social, academic and even work opportunities that are provided on campus are abundant, and should be utilized by every student. Chances are, you’ll look back fondly on your time as a campus dweller.
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