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Is it mandatory to live in a dorm?

realboy2552realboy2552 Registered User Posts: 22 Junior Member
I am an out-of-state student from Maryland. Is it mandatory for out-of-state students to live on campus?

Replies to: Is it mandatory to live in a dorm?

  • dygibbsdygibbs Registered User Posts: 257 Junior Member
    No, it's not mandatory for OOS to live on campus at Temple. What are your plans for housing?
  • starflower007starflower007 Registered User Posts: 19 Junior Member
    No, it is not mandatory. But the surrounding area is crime-ridden and you're better of opting for on-campus housing for safety reasons.
  • stencilsstencils Registered User Posts: 350 Member
    Housing is not only not mandatory for freshman, it's not even guaranteed.

    There is quite a bit of off-campus housing / apartments just off campus, but still within the coverage zone of Temple's campus security. The blocks closest to the school have a high concentration of students. The neighborhood around campus has many of the same issues as many city neighborhoods. Just like any city/urban campus, you have to make good choices.
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 39,214 Senior Member
    You want to either live on campus OR live within the campus security watch zone. If you're a freshman, though, you really should start by living in a dorm, then move off campus with friends for sophomore year. Indeed, it really helps you make friends and adjust to college.
    Are you asking because you didn't get a place in the dorms? Or any other reason?
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