It’s stressful. Should I live on campus (dorm), or off campus?
There are pros and cons to each option. I moved off campus this year (junior) and I wouldn’t say I regret it, but here are some things to think about.
Pros: decent room size, fairly new (mostly), sense of community, furniture already provided, move-in ready, close proximity to campus
Cons: meal plan, sharing a room, $$
Pros: own room, living space (family room), couches!!!, kitchen, more customized, parking spot for free (not really free)
Cons: have to start looking in September, potential roommate conflict, not move in ready, must bring own furniture, amount of $ for quality, paying rent even when you’re not there (winter, summer)
It’s a tough decision, think long and hard!