I would like to dedicate a blog topic to describe some perks of on-campus housing. Since I live four hours away, I had to decide if I wanted to live on or off campus while in school. I chose to live on campus. I imagine that prospective students are considering their options, and I want to share some benefits that I have personally experienced by living on campus.
1. I barely need to drive! I literally drive once a week to get groceries. This also means that I do not need to drive much in the snow, worry about traffic, or add a certain amount of commuting time to my day.
2. It has been very convenient to attend tutoring sessions, open-lab anatomy hours, and meet with classmates to practice techniques on a whim. Of course, you do not have to live on campus in order to do these things. However, living on campus personally supported me in doing more of these activities than I might have otherwise.
3. It is wonderful to go back to my apartment during breaks from classes. I enjoy lunch break in my own space. I warm up my lunch on the stovetop, and I never need to pack lunches/snacks for the day. My apartment has also been useful for group projects. For me, it is more comfortable to work on projects in a more homey setting.
4. I really enjoy the on-campus feel. I enjoy seeing other students that live on campus playing volleyball, laying by the pond, or playing with their kids at the park. It is nice to live in an area where other students live. The fact that we share similar passions, priorities, and schedules supports me. I like the sense of community.
5. I enjoy walking around the neighborhood at the end of each day. Decompressing and relaxing near the campus helps to keep me balanced and my stress levels lower. It makes focus and study time more efficient.
6. Living on campus has supported my focus and dedication to my studies without a doubt. It anchors me to the school and reminds me why I am here.
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