Finding a roommate may be a viable option if all other options hit the rock. Also, with a roommate, you may land a larger apartment. Ensure that the roommate you intend to share a house with has a good rental background. It may not sound a great idea to share the living room and kitchen, but it might just land you an apartment. The landlord may overlook bad rental history if at least one of the occupants has a good rental history and a good credit score.
One thing students lose when they decide to dorm is privacy. They have to share a bedroom, bathroom, and living space with other students. Some students have no experience sharing a room with another human being, and the transition can be frustrating at times. Studying is difficult
Living on campus would increase the financial burden of continuing education resulting in mounds of student loans that a new graduate would be obligated to repay. Often times you do not know who your roommate might be as you are assigned a dorm room and you could be paired with a person whose personality you are incompatible with. Facilities are often not as comfortable as home living as rooms are small and shared by multiple students and bathroom facilities are often not as accommodating as they are at home. Living at home means extended commute times that could be better utilized for classes’ preparation time. A commuting student will also incur costs for travel that can offer its own financial
Hence, students must learn to properly nourish their bodies with a nutritional diet, enough sleep, and limited intake of alcohol or dugs. Next, students must feel both safe in regards to financial and personal security. Financially security is often what both dormers and commuters alike struggle with, and often take on 20+ hours of work (a damaging effect on school work), or have no gaurantee of being able to afford to come back to school the next year. Also, students learn in college and enjoy their time there if they feel safe enough to explore the campus and walk at night, or use the bus. Hence a low crime rate should be necessary. Thirdly, belonging means students feel they have close friends and family to talk to and be accepted by both at home and on campus. In this sense, it is easier for dormers to find friends on campus, but get more distances with those back at home, while the opposite is true for commuters. However, if both make an effort to get involved in groups of their interest on campus, and keep in touch with family and friends back home, they can overcome these struggles, although it may be difficult at first due to the big campus size and busy schedules. Once the basic needs are met so far, students must feel a sense of self-worth and achievement. They need to
Another kind of roommates is conservative roommates. They are so careful about their relations with other people and students. Especially they care how to behave with their roommates. Roommates who include in this category are conservative and much cautious in terms of how to get relation and how his or her other roommates should behave with them. In our room I may go to this category of roommates. I am not that good a joker and get serious soon that is why my roommates don’t joke much with me. Once my roommate
As an incoming freshman, I was a nervous wreck about living away from home. I’ve gained a lot of independence from living on campus. Thankfully, my mother did my laundry while I was younger, so I learned real quickly on how to do that. One benefit to living on campus would definitely be the amount of independence compared to commuting from home. There are still rules but I found it amazing that I could hang out with my friends until late at night and not have a curfew to come home. Another reason I would influence living on campus is the amount of great people you will meet. I find it interesting that people from all different kinds of backgrounds and towns can come together and be friends and continue to be friends for a
As an only child, I adore personal space. I grew up never sharing a bedroom or bathroom, never fought with anyone over the remote control nor shotgun in the car. When I received my roommate assignment, I will admit that I cringed. Stuck in a triple, I imagined a dark, cramped room with all three of us living on top of each other. When I arrived at school, the room did not match my nightmares and I thought all was well. The first two nights of school, I slept alone in the room, as one roommate stayed at a hotel with her parents and the other had a horse show out of town. The mini-fridge is right across from my bed and the electronic glow of the clock ruined my
For example, you usually need a TV, microwave, refrigerator, and a couple fans if your dorm does not have air conditioning. You can save a little bit of money because you can split the necessities between three people, unlike the usual two people. This is nice in regards to all the money you are having to pay for tuition, any money that can be saved is important to the students and the parents. It is also nice to have three people in a room because if you ever forget something at home that you need, there is a bigger chance that at least one of your roommates is going to have the item. It is kind of like when people say “sharing is caring” with two roommates there is more to share, which is nice if you are all the same size because then you can borrow clothes as well! Madison Muscari states that “there is not enough closet space in a triple…” but, if you decide you want to share with your roommates there is no reason that you cannot all fit your clothes into the two closets
Most of us are 18 and older; which means that we are legal and considered to be grown adults, if we wanted to we could go and buy our own living space without anyone telling us who we can have come spend the night or what times they can come and go especially when we are paying to stay there just as we would if we purchased our own living space. If we had purchased our own place to stay wherever that would be I’m sure that there will be rules that we would have to abide by as well, which is fine but if we didn’t abide by those rules we would most likely be kicked out and that’s how our campus visitation rules should be regulated. Also if the school can trust the upper classmen housing with no visitation limitations then they should at least try to trust the freshmen housing with no limitations on
The dorms isn’t what I expected when I came here, but I lived and went with it. We learn to be responsible, disciplined, want to keep the place clean, and don’t want trouble. There is always activities after school or on the weekend. I say go out there and have the out of dorm experience, try and not to be a dormrat. My favorite activities are swimming, paintball, and
In college, your friend becomes your support group and later own your second family. I would have inspirational quotes around the floor about choosing wisely, and how to be a good friend. To promote roommate unity, I would have a scavenger hunt in which the residents pair with their roommates, and explore the entire campus together checking off checkpoints along the way; which would build trust and hopefully a sense of team and connectivity. At the end of the scavenger hunt, the whole floor would be able to have a picnic behind the bell tower. Throughout the semester I would promote roommate unity with late night study runs, trust workshops, and, communication
A dormitory may consists of two to three other individuals in a room whereas if a person works, attends college lectures, or even a college football games they would have communicated with more than three people apart from their roommates in daily life. For example, students might need to talk to each of their professor (who are all different ) regarding class work or course materials, converse with other students while preparing a group presentation, or debate with students during a class discussion who all have opposing viewpoints on certain subject.
We have to be open as well as have a two sided conversation. This means that we don't just hear what each other have to say, but we have to listen, and take their opinions into account and follow the wishes of every room member. This goes both ways. It is ok to have friends over, and a social aspect of college is important, however we have to be accountable and hold our roommates accountable and make them follow the University guidelines, and expect them to follow the guidelines especially when they are in our room as its is also our living area and responsibility that they guidelines be followed
Another disadvantage would be that the roommate would be unreliable. They could be late on their half of the bill. Which is why I said, make sure you monitor their spending habits. Maybe they spent their money for something they didn’t need. It would be understandable if they used the money to fix their car, or for a doctor bill. If they spent their money on things like; a game that cost $40, restaurant food every night, or even a cell phone, when they already have a perfectly
Living in the college dorms will allow students many beneficial social interactions that they would otherwise not have. College dorms are usually divided into floors. Each floor will have a Resident Assistant that reports to a Resident Director. The Resident Assistant will organize events for the floor so that the students living together can get to know each other. This is a great opportunity for the students to meet and find others that have similar interests or majors. Throughout the semester there will be floor meetings and activities that will help the students meet new people and make more friends. Generally students will have at least one roommate. This can be someone you know or it could be randomly assigned. This is a great opportunity to make a good friend when you first move to college.