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When i go into college will i have to live on dorm for my freshman year?

When I go into college will I have to live on dorm for my freshman year?

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Shawn’s Answer

Hi Desiree,

Great question! Whether or not you are required to live on campus during your freshman year will depend on the university's student policies. While some universities require freshman students to stay on campus or in some form of student housing, others do not have this requirement. You can contact an admissions officer at the university who can answer this for you.

Good luck!

Shawn recommends the following next steps:

Contact university/college and ask to speak with an admissions representative.
Thank you comment icon Yeah, this depends on the University's policies. The best way to find this out is either through the website or admission's office. Stephen Zeng
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Renee’s Answer

I didn't! I had roommates off campus and a job.
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Lisa’s Answer

Hi Desiree,
Housing depends on the school, their policies for first years and availability of housing.

Living on campus has its pains and perks and most schools want students to have the best experience on their colleges campuses. For example, these schools do not want students to be worried about transportation and safety, to have easy access to amenities, learn how to manage roommate issues with support, make connections to peers, staff and faculty and be in the know for special experiences and programs.

These schools also know that living away from campus can be liberating but difficult for some students who may feel isolated, lost or disconnected from the main campus or certain facilities or resources..

Whatever you decide, I hope you chose the option that will make the best sense for who you are and what you’ll need. Please explore the options that will serve you best.

I hope this helps!
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Lisa’s Answer

Hi Desiree,
Housing depends on the school, their policies for first years and availability of housing.

Living on campus has its pains and perks and most schools want students to have the best experience on their colleges campuses. For example, these schools do not want students to be worried about transportation and safety, to have easy access to amenities, learn how to manage roommate issues with support, make connections to peers, staff and faculty and be in the know for special experiences and programs.

These schools also know that living away from campus can be liberating but difficult for some students who may feel isolated, lost or disconnected from the main campus or certain facilities or resources..

Whatever you decide, I hope you chose the option that will make the best sense for who you are and what you’ll need. Please explore the options that will serve you best.

I hope this helps!
-Lisa
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Dawnyale’s Answer

Hello Desiree,

Most colleges will determine whether or not freshmen will need to live on campus as a part of their policies. However, I believe those that require it have great reason to do so .

For starters, its much easier to get to class when you're tired or the weather is bad when you already live within walking distance of your school. You'd be surprised how many things can get in the way of you being on time for your lessons when you become an adult and must be responsible for it on your own. Late night study sessions can cause you to oversleep the next day, car issues may make it difficult to focus on you classes if you had to get a ride to campus, study groups may also be organized in common campus areas so as to stay near for class. There are so many great reasons to stay on campus if possible, these are just a few.

Also, It can be great to be on campus for networking reasons. Many of the social gatherings may happen with very little notice or during times that might conflict with local traffic. Being there with like-minded individuals outside of class can give you great insight into career opportunities, relationship-building events and even chance meetings with professors who may be able to share more information about their field to help you along the way. Though it's important to learn how to balance social events with your studies, as many people take longer than the required amount of time to finish their studies (which can be demotivating and very expensive) I think living on campus is a great opportunity to fully immerse yourself in college life.

I hope this helps!
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