6 Things I'm Gonna Miss About My Freshman Dorm
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6 Things I'm Gonna Miss About My Freshman Dorm

Aside from communal bathrooms and cockroaches.

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6 Things I'm Gonna Miss About My Freshman Dorm

Most people dread dorm life coming into college, hearing endless horror stories about freshman roommates, having to share one bathroom with your entire floor and of course, fearing various insects and rodents. But now that my freshman year has finally come to a close, I gotta say that dorm life treated me well. While I'm very excited to move into my more spacious and definitely newer sophomore dorm, my freshman dorm is always going to have a special place in my heart. So here are the things that I'm gonna miss next year.

1. Actually living on campus.

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It's all about location. Being about a five-minute walk from pretty much anything on campus was so convenient and allowed leeway for me to roll out of bed at the last minute possible and still make it to lecture on time.

2. Running frantically from room to room when getting ready for date party or formal, borrowing all your floormates' makeup, nail polish, etc.

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My freshman floor was mostly girls, so there was always someone who had something you needed. Whether it was an eyelash curler or a second opinion before you headed out the door, my floormates always had my back.

3. Eating all the food and candy from your RA's room.

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And even though the dining hall was less than a two-minute walk away, it was always better when my RA had bowls of candy, oreos or even hella burnt pizza rolls for all the residents.

4. All-nighters in the hallway with your neighbors when you're too lazy to go to the library.

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Even when that paper was kicking my ass, it was always better with my housemates to motivate me to keep going at 3 a.m.

5. Random jam sessions and singing our hearts out to our favorite 2000s throwbacks.

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Jonas Brothers, Natasha Bedingfield, and Vanessa Carlton. Enough said.

6. Coming home to a group of people you now consider family.

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Coming into college, I never thought I'd be as close with the people who lived in my freshman dorm as I am now. My dorm mates were a huge support system for me this first year: people to vent to when you felt like you bombed that exam, people to cry to when school seemed too overwhelming and people to laugh with about all the crazy things we did after a successful night out. And even though we all did our own things during the day, it was nice to have a group of people to come home to when it was all over. I'm gonna miss going across the hall, up a floor, or around the corner to find some of my best friends. I'm gonna miss the random 10 minute conversations in the bathroom and in the hallway. I'm gonna miss the family that my freshman dorm gave me.

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