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Do freshmen have to live on campus?

beckkkahhhx3beckkkahhhx3 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
edited July 2012 in Harvard University
Hey, this is a question for anyone who has been to the school or who knows the answer.

Im looking into a lot of colleges, but one of the major things is that I do not want to live in a dorm. I want to be able to cook my own food, so I would rather live in an apartment off campus or some kind of housing that you had a fridge and it's more like your own house.

When I go on the college websites, it's very confusing and I can't seem to find a straight answer, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks :)!
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Replies to: Do freshmen have to live on campus?

  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    Generally,unless you are married, over a certain age or your family lives in town you're required to live in the dorms. Sorry, but schools like H want its students to intermingle and learn/interact from one another. If you don't want to do that, perhaps H isn't for you to be frank.

    However, if it's only a food thing, most dining services offer specialized foods for those with dietary restrictions. If it's only a preference thing, you're out of luck.
  • gibbygibby Registered User Posts: 10,157 Senior Member
    The Residential College Model | Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences

    One of the attractions of Harvard is its residential college system. If you don't want to live on campus, you should be looking at commuter schools, or colleges where dorm living is just plain awful and everyone can't wait to move off campus, schools like BU. That's not the case with either H or Y (where you posted the same question). Ditto with Brown, Dartmouth and Columbia, where it's definitely cheaper to live in the dorms than get an apartment in NYC.
  • beckkkahhhx3beckkkahhhx3 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    Thanks so much for clearing this up.
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