5 Pros And 5 Cons To Living On Campus As told By 'Zootopia'
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5 Pros And 5 Cons To Living On Campus As told By 'Zootopia'

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5 Pros And 5 Cons To Living On Campus As told By 'Zootopia'
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Since the May 1 deadline for college decisions is quickly approaching, I'm sure many students are thinking about whether or not they will live on their college's campus. Some colleges require freshmen to do so, while others may offer more options. Whatever the case, I understand that this is a very important decision and that some students may not be sure what to do.

I personally recommend that everyone live on campus at least once, but if you're not sure, here are 10 pros and cons to living on campus, as told by "Zootopia!"

Pros:

1. Making friends easily

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It'll be so much easier to make friends and socialize because you'll be around students from your college 24/7.

2. Getting more sleep

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You'll be able to sleep in more, unlike commuters, who will have to leave 30 minutes to an hour early just to get to campus. The trip to get back home may also be long if there's traffic. Plus, where will you nap if you don't live on campus?

3. Being close to everything and everyone

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If you happen to have a bad day, your room and support system will only be a short walk away. This will also be great if you're running late to class!

4. Being active in clubs and other activities

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Staying involved in clubs, Greek life and other activities will be simple since you'll be in the middle of everything going on.

5. Becoming more independent

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You will grow as a person and definitely become more responsible, since your parents won't be around to do everything for you.

Cons:

1. Paying extra for housing

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Living in a room on campus does cost more, which could be a problem if tuition is already expensive.

2. Missing mom and dad's cooking

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A few weeks or months will have to pass before you can have mom and/or dad's cooking again.

3. Dealing with roommates and neighbors

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You'll have to get used to living with someone else and all the other loud annoying people on your floor/in your building.

4. Having fire drills at random times

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The smoke detectors in your residence hall might be extra sensitive, so you'll have to be careful if you're a bad cook, use a lot of hairspray, like to smoke, etc. If you set one off at 7 a.m., your fellow residents won't be happy with you!!

5. Not having privacy

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Unless you live in a single room, you may find it difficult to have privacy sometimes. Having a roommate who goes home during some weekends might be good in this case.

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