College Life 101: Dorm Living-Why Freshman Should Live In the Dorms Their First Year-Persuasive

Essay by jaegermeister21College, UndergraduateA+, February 2005

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The spring of my senior year was a great time in my life. I was going to graduate in two months, I had gotten accepted into the college I wanted to go to, and the only thing left to complete was the final paperwork for whether I was going to be a commuter or resident student. I would have never thought about that question because I just assumed that I'd live in the dorms, but since the college was close enough to home, I could commute too. After going through many discussions with friends and family, the clincher was when my Aunt Gail said, "When you live in the dorms, you get the full college experience-friends, freedom, and fun." Well, that was more than enough for me to put a big "X" in the box next to resident. I think that everyone entering college as a freshman should live in the dorms for their first year.

I am currently in my freshman year at college, and I have found the experience a very rewarding and exciting one. This year has been a year of "firsts" in my life. I have experienced my first call home to truly say "hi," my first all-night study session, and my first time on my own and in my own space. Since the first year is a changing experience, I was glad to live with about two hundred other people experiencing the same feelings I was because it made it so much easier to make the transition from our former high school lives to our new college lives together.

Dorm life is more of a community life than anything. There are events going on each week sponsored by different group, all in an effort to have each resident get to know all their...