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Living off-campus as a freshman?

Hi there! I'm going to be a college freshman soon, and I've been strongly considering living off-campus. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of living off-campus during my freshman year? Are there any tips or recommendations for someone considering this option? Thanks in advance!

8 months ago

Hi! Congrats on starting your college journey! Here are some advantages and disadvantages to consider regarding living off-campus as a freshman:


1. Independence: Living off-campus allows for more freedom and control over your environment, like choosing your own roommates and managing your own schedule.

2. Cost: Off-campus housing can sometimes be cheaper than on-campus options, especially if you're sharing expenses with roommates.


1. Integration: It might be harder to meet new people and participate in on-campus events when living off-campus.

2. Transportation: Depending on where you live, getting to and from campus may be a challenge, and you'll need to factor in transportation costs.

If you do end up deciding to live off-campus, I recommend contacting your school's off-campus housing office for assistance and looking into social clubs or activities to help you make friends. If possible, living near campus can also help you have the best of both worlds, by being close enough to participate in all the on-campus freshman welcome events, but also getting to go home to your own space at the end of the day.

Good luck with your decision!

8 months ago

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