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Living on or off campus if college near home?

I thought I could gain independence but lose many privileges and comfort. What did you do when you began college? Of course it all after the COVID-19 ends. 

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    Live at home.......

    Lv 7 3 months ago 0 0
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  • Live at home.......

    SumDude 3 months ago 0 0
  • I didn't move on campus until the middle of the fall semester of my senior year. My mother would not let me live on campus, but she died 2 weeks before final exams the spring semester of my junior year. I've been a tybpe 1_diabetic since I was 2 years old. I was a commuter student. The commute was usually 45 minutes one way during rush hour traffic , but could be an hour or longer if there trains sitting on Jefferson Highway, U.S. business Hwy 90. My father was wise enough to know that if I was going to have anything close to a normal life, I had to in a dorm.

    I did NOT have a roommate in the first dormitory. There was a sink in the room and I rented a small refrigerator. The bathroom was down the hall. Most if the people in that dorm. I did have a roommates at the University of Arizona. She was also a type 1 diabetic. I requested a type 1_diabetic roommate. That dorm had sleeping porches, large rooms with 30 to 50 cots.

    CarolOkla 3 months ago 0 0
  • My school was a long way from home, so I lived on campus (and loved it). But one of my college classmates lived in our college town. He lived on campus freshman year, made friends, joined one of the campus fraternities and then moved back home for the next three years. He was determined to go to med school and knew he could study better at home than in the dorm. It worked for him -- he's now an anesthesiologist. Living in a dorm isn't for everyone, but it does make it much easier to make friends freshman year.

    Amaretta 3 months ago 0 0
  • If you can afford to live on campus, then it might be a great experience and more convenient, even if your home is close.  However, if it means taking out loans or dipping significantly into savings that could be better used later, then I would save the money and live at home.

    MS 3 months ago 0 0
  • Pretty much every student that can afford it wants to move out.  But it costs 10k or more for housing and meal plan.

    Squid 3 months ago 1 0
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