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Freshman year dorming

Is it mandatory to live on campus during your freshman year of college? I'm curious about the flexibility of housing options.

9 months ago

Hi there! The housing requirements for freshman year really depend on the college or university you'll be attending. Some institutions require first-year students to live on campus to foster a sense of community and help students acclimate to college life. Others might offer more flexibility, allowing you to choose between on-campus housing, off-campus housing, or living at home if it's close enough.

It's important to research the specific requirements and policies of the school you're interested in. You can generally find this information on the school's website, under housing or residential life sections. If you're unsure or can't find the information, reaching out to the admissions or residential life office is always a good option.

My own child, who just finished their freshman year, was required to live on campus. We found this to be a positive experience as it helped them make friends, participate in campus events, and adjust to college life more easily. In some cases, schools allow students to apply for an exemption to the on-campus living requirement if they have a valid reason, like medical or financial issues. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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