vs. Off-campus: Part 1
So it's time to decide what to do for housing. If you're
trying to way out the options or even sway your parents
read on. We bring to you both sides of the story for you
to decide, after all it is your decision.
Here are the pros and cons of DORMS:
The PROS of dorm life:
Social life is built
in - it's very easy to find a "buddy" to go
eat, study, hang with or work out with.
activities enhance the feeling of family and provide entertainment.
There are very few
concerns - no need to deal with monthly rent payments,
utilities, and grocery shopping.
Someone else will be
doing most or all of the cooking.
Someone else will also
be doing much of the housekeeping.
The presence of Resident
Assistants is a built-in support system, especially for
You are sharing your
living quarters with other students who understand the
demands on your time.
Dorms are usually close
to classes, the student center, and other college activities.
Cable TV and high-speed
Internet access are often available within most college
dorm rooms, and even if you pay for them it'll be cheaper
than on your own.
Social life is nearly
inescapable. The close living quarters means that it is
often impossible to avoid social life which isn't always
"fun" or good for your GPA.
Dorm activities can
often feel like unavoidable obligations.
Privacy can be hard
to come by and sometimes can be very noisy places.
Shared bathrooms -
Without (often illegal)
small appliances, something as simple as making a cup
of coffee or heating a cup of soup when you want a snack
Your eating schedule
will be decided by cafeteria hours.
Dorm rooms can also
be a very small space which you share with someone, maybe
even someone you've never met before.
Ok so let's move on to