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Dorm or commute

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  • UndercrackersUndercrackers Registered User Posts: 749 Member
    If you decide to commute, just make sure you spend enough time on campus - besides just classes - to feel more connected: eating, studying, clubs, etc. Even being involved in the mundane things will help weave you into the campus experience.
  • orangeclockworkorangeclockwork Registered User Posts: 28 Junior Member
    I live close to my university, and I did my first semester living on campus. It was not really my thing- the people I was surrounded with didn't have the same approach to academics that I did, and I was having some personal things happen that made commuting from home much easier for the 2nd semester. I love commuting, but it is not for everyone. It requires a certain work ethic and knowing how to manage your time. My commute is about 2.5 hours round-trip, but I get most of my reading done then so I can do any hand-written work/essays at home. Also, I found that being able to step out of the college bubble was very much a plus. I am still very involved on campus, but I also get to sleep in my own bed and not have to deal with communal showers (they suck). But, like with most things, it depends on the person. Best advice: go with your gut.
  • johnwb5johnwb5 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
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