Poor, smothered kid. Looked up NKU- Northern Kentucky??? I wouldn't be surprised if her kid locks the bathroom door to prevent invasion from mom. "We" picked out ...U.The best thing for young adults is to leave home. Living on campus freshman year is the best for many, many reasons. Introverts need, and get their privacy. Hopefully this kid can blossom despite his parenting.
So I guess I don't think it's crazy to want to live off campus, even during one's first year.
. It is not entirely clear whether OP's son will commute or live in off-campus housing if he does not live in a dorm.
We wanted our kids living on campus all 4 years, frankly.