9 Struggles Of Commuter Students
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9 Struggles Of Commuter Students

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Being a commuter student has some pros and cons. Going to a primarily resident school, there tend to be a few more challenges in school that my fellow resident students don't face. While I don't regret being a commuter, life isn't always easy.

But no matter what school you go to, there are some struggles that almost every commuter can relate to.

1. When residents park in lots specifically for commuters.

- But then when I try to park in a resident lot, I face the risk of getting a ticket?

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2. When those same residents take up all the good parking spots.

- It's one thing if they park in the commuter parking lot, I'm fine with it, but when they take up all the good spots, then it's a tad annoying.

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3. The struggle of having an incredibly long gap between classes.

- Last semester I had a 4 1/2 hour break between my two classes, and there is honestly only so many hours one can spend in the library studying without going crazy. And sometimes going home just isn't worth it.

4. When you drive all the way to campus only to find that class has been cancelled.

- This happens all the time. If you're like me and live about 40 minutes away from school, it's a little annoying when teachers cancel the class so close to class time that you're already on the road.

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5. Group Projects

- Someone always wants to meet, but then no one is available at regular hours, so this means driving all the way up to campus at super inconvenient times.

6. When there is a club or activity that you really want to do, but it's super late at night.

- I want to be involved and the clubs are fun, but then there is the time I lose driving to and from school that could be doing work and then I also don't get home until late.


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7. When the roads are super horrible or the weather is scary but the professor or school won't cancel.

- The struggle between getting my money's worth and not missing information and being safe is real.

8. Having to wake up super early to make class on time.

- I'm an early bird by nature, but college does wear you out sometimes that makes me want to sleep in. Add that to kids who consider waking up 10 minutes before an 8:30 early and there you go.

9. When a class you need or want to take is offered at inconvenient times.

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Though there are some cons and challenges to being a commuter, I do enjoy it and totally recommend it as an option for other students.

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