College in general has it’s perks, and living on campus plays a huge part in that. Choosing to live on campus has many benefits and we’ve outlined some for you here.
1. Less time in your car
Rushing back and forth to campus can be really stressful. Living on campus eliminates that stress entirely. Since you won’t be spending time in your car you can spend time doing the things that really need to get done!
2. More time to sleep in
This is probably the best reason. Sleep is always important but in college a new found appreciation for catching those Z’s forms. If you live on campus you can spend even more time sleeping in because you won’t have to rush to get ready and make the commute to campus! Who doesn’t like the sound of that?
3. More time to study
Studying is one of the most important aspects of college. Living on campus can impact your studying habits positively. If you don’t have to head home after classes, you can get started on your studying sooner and focus on what needs to get done.
4. Form close friendships
College is a great opportunity to branch out and make new friends. Living on campus can amplify that experience. When you live on campus you spend time with different types of people and doing so leads to close bonds! Those familiar faces down the hall can become your close friends!
5. Gain independence
Leaving home and moving into your dorm can be challenging at times, but it’s also a great time to gain some independence. You’ll learn how to really live on your own and take care of yourself- important life skills!
6. Closer to campus events
Many events on campus happen at night. If you commute it may be harder to attend them. Living on campus allows you to attend the events you want to! You won’t have to miss out because you have to drive home.
7. Having a place to crash after a long day
We’ve all been there. Long days happen and sometimes all we want is our bed. If you have a rough day and live on campus all you have to do is walk across campus and you’re in your dorm!
8. Dining plans
Dining options are another benefit of living on campus. With the flexibility that the cafeteria provides, you have great options to choose from! Healthy options are always available as well!
9. Once in a lifetime opportunity
How many times in your life will you be able to live with your friends in a setting like this? Only once! Living on campus allows you to experience college to the fullest and take advantage of what should be 4 of the best years of your life!
10. Better grades?
According to University of Maryland, on campus students have a 22% higher graduation rate than students who lived off campus. Like we mentioned above, you’ll have more time to study living on campus since you won’t have to deal with a commute back and forth.
We hope you enjoyed these reasons on why you should live on campus! If you’re interested in living at Manor, contact Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org!