Cal on or off campus housing

<p>I am a transferee and I am deliberating between on or off campus housing. I am just weary of missing out on the experience of living on campus...is this a founded worry or not really?</p>

<p>It is a founded worry. One guy from my floor this past year is a transfer and he was in the same boat as you last summer. The main reason he decided on dorming was to make the whole meeting people process easier. The only thing he regrets about dorming is that he didn't make much of an effort to befriend his roommates and focused more on the social people of our floor. It's up to you, but dorming definitely makes it easier to meet people and if you don't like it you can always choose to find an apartment for the second semester.</p>