Why Living in a Dorm Will Make Your College Life Awesome

These are the benefits of living in a dorm.
by Aprille Roselle Vince R. Juanillo   |  Aug 18, 2017
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College sure is one word with plenty of complications attached to it. It is enough to terrify, scare, and frustrate you, but also excite, interest, and give you ~life~ all at once. It entails so much courage, which is why you need to be prepared, girl! Incoming freshmen inarguably have so much to consider when making decisions for college. These include, but are not limited to, choosing schools, selecting courses, and finding a place to stay. All these can greatly contribute to the anxiety and distress any college freshman will experience. For one, finding a place to stay is one of the most arduous tasks yet to be done. Some may consider the dormitory their least priority but here's why you should think otherwise.

  1. Convenience

Nothing is better than living on the same campus where you're studying. Your classrooms are basically walking distance and you have immediate access to everything. This helps so much especially in unforeseen crises (such as waking up at 7 for your 7:00 AM class or forgetting that book, notebook, or assignment you spent the whole night working on). It will also help you familiarize the campus since your itinerary would most likely be classroom to dorm for the first few weeks of class.

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  1. Community

Surviving a new environment and a new chapter in life is way easier when you are surrounded with people who share the same sentiments as you do. Living in the dormitory will introduce you to people from all walks of life who are yet to be the most important ones in yours. You will go home to people who will help you with your assignments, bring you to food places, and share almost everything with you. The bond you will make with all your dorm mates is one that is beyond compare, it will stretch even after your life in college.

  1. Celebrations

There is always a reason to celebrate when you are living in the dormitory: may it be birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Valentine's Day—name it. The happiness is always shared by everyone. Some days, you will come home to a feast waiting for you and it will relieve you of all your worries. There's even a point wherein you also celebrate Midterms and Finals week. The dormitory life really has a way of making college bearable.

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  1. Comfort

The dorm is your home away from home. You live with people who started out as your friends but end up as your family. There is no bad day that the dormitory life cannot solve because you always have ears who will listen, shoulders to lean on, and hugs to receive when you feel like you're at your breaking point. Not only that, you will also earn your biggest supporters and greatest critics. There is no better refuge than this.

Dormers literally study, live, eat, sleep all at one place. They are the ones who truly witness how the school is 24/7. They hold the most hidden stories and precious experiences a student could ever have, and they share it with the most irreplaceable people too. The true spirit of any student in an institution is embodied by the dormers. These are the reasons why the dormitory life is must-live at any point in a student's life. It is a good idea that will turn out to be the best experience in your life.

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What's your most unforgettable dorm experience? Let's talk dorm life in the comments below!

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Aprille Roselle Vince R. Juanillo
Candymag.com Correspondent
A faith-fueled Medical Technology student who is oftentimes nuzzling a book and clutching a pen, aiming to transform her thoughts to words. A heart and soul searcher. A medical doctor and professional writer in the making.
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