For many students, deciding to live on or off campus can be a big decision.
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“It’s just more inclusive, and you figure out who your friends are quickly, and it’s easier to get more involved,” Ondrizek said.
“I wanted to live in The Village, but I’m so glad I ended up in Broun because it’s in the middle of campus,” Crider said. “I really enjoy it there.”
“I think I prefer living off-campus more, but living on campus was nice for football games and any kind of sporting events and just getting to class was a lot easier,” Shunnarah said.
Often, although students loved their on-campus experience, they still look forward to living off campus for a number of reasons.
“Sometimes parking can be really inconvenient,” Ondrizek said. “For example, I live in Cambridge, but my parking is in RO, so I never have my car.”
Shunnarah said he had a hard time making it to class when he lived on campus.
“I found that when I was living on campus, it was a lot easier to skip class just because my bed was right there, but living off campus has helped me with my studies,” Shunnarah said.
Other normal frustrations for on-campus students generally include small spaces, bathrooms
“You’re not always gonna be best friends with your roommate,” Crider said. “Just because your roommate’s not great doesn’t mean your suite mates can’t be your best friends.”
Crider said he looks forward to having a dog when he moves off campus into Aspen Heights next year.
Taylor Moore, sophomore in global studies, lives off campus and has not lived on campus previously.
Moore transferred from Southern Union and did not have the opportunity to live on campus. She said she would recommend an incoming freshman to try living on campus.