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Living on campus as a freshman

Hey everyone, I was wondering if it's required for freshmen to live on campus during their first year at most colleges? Are there any exceptions or schools that don't have this rule? Thanks in advance!

8 months ago

Hello there! Great question – the requirement for first-year students to live on campus really varies from college to college. Generally, many colleges do have a requirement for freshmen to live on campus as it's believed to help students acclimate better to college life, both academically and socially. It fosters community, simplifies access to campus resources, and keeps students more involved in campus activities.

However, there are exceptions. For example, some schools might waive the requirement if you live within a certain distance of the campus, usually with a family member. Additionally, if there are financial, medical, or personal reasons, colleges can consider these situations on a case-by-case basis. There are also institutions that don't have on-campus housing at all or have a very limited amount and therefore might not require freshmen to live on campus.

It's best to check the policies of the specific colleges you're interested in. You'll typically find this information on their websites under the housing or residential life sections. If you need any further clarification, it's always a good idea to reach out to the school's admissions or housing offices directly. Hope that helps!

8 months ago

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