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Best Ways To Care For Your Health While In College

healthy weight loss Best Ways To Care For Your Health While In CollegeFreedom! Tasting if for the first time can be so sweet. Whether you’re commuting from home or living away for the first time, college is probably the first time in your life when your schedule is almost, if not entirely, your own!

Which means you’re likely to be calling the shots when it comes to your eating habits, sleeping habits and most of all, your health care.

But your health does not go on hiatus once you go to college. In fact, the stresses of studying, making new friends/roommates and possibly having to work to support yourself while attending classes can put health care on the back burner for some students. Ironically, this is when you need to attend to your health the most!

Your brain needs to be in top form to get the most out of your classes and to participate in activities that might not have been available to you in high school.

First things first: get that health center card! The glorious thing about college whether it’s local, private, four-year or 10-year is that it most likely offers student health care at a steeply discounted price. In many cases, it’s even mandatory and included in the price of tuition. Institutions of higher learning aren’t stupid! They know that a healthy student body leads ultimately leads to on-time graduating classes!

Don’t just use the resource when you’re sick – find out what kind of nutritional programs, referral services and prevention programs it offers. Stop in every once in awhile and pick up any literature it might offer. Even if the health care program at your school is not equivalent to the Mayo Clinic, they most likely have the latest information on health trends, drug interactions or breakthroughs and mental health.

And speaking of mental health: a lot of literature and well-meaning family and friends will advise you to “avoid the freshman fifteen” pounds or “don’t drink too much alcohol.”
This is truly good advice, but studies have shown that more importantly, a new student doesn’t have the social and emotional support when they first start college, or even later in their college career.

Make it a priority to find and establish a network of friends, teachers and counselors – maybe it’s colleagues if you’re working your way through school – who can provide a strong shoulder to lean on during good, bad and just plain different times. Having someone to talk to and give advice is key to feeling secure and building self-esteem during tough test times, relationships and financial crunches.

Don’t hesitate to seek out a spiritual outlet, whether it’s a church group or synagogue, or something non-denominational like yoga or a meditation class.

Back to the weight issue: the temptation to stock up on cheap, carbohydrate and preservative-laden foods has always been a hallmark of college careers. It seems much easier to order a pizza or chow down on freeze-dried noodles during those late-night study binges!

It’s time to move on to the 21st century. Fresh fruits and vegetables are usually just as inexpensive, if not more so, than pre-packaged foods. Farmers markets are increasingly available in urban and rural areas, and make for a nice study break in addition to acquiring tasty new foods. There’s too many “quick cooking” shows, cookbooks and online recipes to have an excuse to not take 10 minutes to throw a healthy meat or vegetarian dish together. And if you’re smart enough to get into college, you’re smart enough to know this will give you more energy to study and avoid getting sick or overweight!

Because let’s face it – freedom is only a thrill if you’re healthy enough to enjoy it!
 

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10 Things College Professors Will Expect From You

college professor 10 Things College Professors Will Expect From YouCollege professors are regular people just like anyone else. They are commonly stereotyped as stuffy, overly academic, egocentric, brainiacs with a love for tweed jackets with patches on the elbows, and long wooden tobacco pipes. Or maybe they are categorized as eccentrics. Ever hear of the nutty professor?

Again, college professors are people just like me or you; however, there will be certain expectations college professors will have from their students, just like bosses will expect their workers to perform certain tasks, professors will expect of their students certain things. Here are 10 things college professors will expect from their students.

Show up for every class. This is a no-brainer. You have to attend classes. That's why you're in college. Every class is important or the professor would not create a syllabus outlining what will be discussed on a particular day.

Don't be late. There's nothing more disrespectful than walking into the classroom late. Granted, college is not like high school where you will get detention if you're late, but this is not an excuse. Don't disrupt the class by walking in late. Don't be that guy. Get to class on time.

Complete the assignments. If a professor hands out an assignment, he expects you to not only complete it but to finish it on time. A professor does not want to hear any excuses.

Participate in class discussions. A college professor expects an open dialogue with their students. A professor does not show up for class to listen to themselves speak.

Respect the classroom. Don't come to class and pass notes around. Or talk to your neighbors over the professor's lectures. Don't eat in class. Or if you do, it's understandable if you didn't have time to grab a bite during your hectic day, don't disrupt the class with your gorging.

Don't plagiarize. This is the worse thing in the world a student can do. No matter what, do not steal from someone else. If you have an assignment, do it yourself, even if it is riddled in errors. Professors are brighter than you think. They'll know if you're stealing.

Read everything assigned. Again, if a professor assigns something to read, they will expect you to complete all the reading, not some of the reading, not just the first ten pages, they'll expect you to complete all of the reading.

Take advantage of office hours. A professor has office hours for one reason: to make themselves available to the student. They are there for you and they expect you to use that time to communicate. Talk to a professor during their office hours, not after class.

Feel free to ask for help. Don't be shy. A college professor expects you to ask for something if you need it. If you don't understand something, ask for help.

Feel free to ask for a letter of recommendation. It is a college professor's duty to write letters of recommendation for their students. It is part of their job description. They expect to write these letters and will do it for you, as long as they feel you're worthy of recommendation. If you act in accordance with what a professor expects, then they would be a bad professor indeed to give you a bright letter of recommendation.

 

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Going to the Dean’s Office…Really, It’s a Good Thing!

dean wormer Going to the Dean’s Office...Really, It’s a Good Thing!Ever since the movie "Animal House" gave us iron-fisted, ham-handed Dean Wormser, college deans have been getting a bad rap. But consider this description from the Yale Alumni Magazine:

“The deans are a rare breed. Part parent; part scholar (a dean is expected to teach a course every year); part facilitator; part parish priest, minister, mullah, or rabbi; part vice principal — the formal job description is a four page document — these multifaceted people are, in the words of Richard Brodhead, the dean of the College, "Yale's first line of defense in ensuring the well-being of our students."

Your dean may or may not impress you in those terms, but staying in touch with him or her during your undergrad days and even after graduation may be more advantageous than you imagine

Think about it. Whose responsibility is it to know everything about the department, be it English, biology or economics? An entire branch of the school devoted to your career field and one person who knows all about it. Shouldn’t that person be a major source of information and advice?

Starting Early

While it is possible to connect with a dean after graduation even if you didn’t interact much during school (we’ll get to that later), the best time to start cultivating the contact is as a student. Every student has some kind of problem. Has the financial aid office lost you paperwork again? Did you just realize that you have been going to wrong history class all semester? Were you honestly too sick to take your mid-term? The place to go is the dean’s office. The dean is also liable to show up at student events. Whenever you see him, greet him sincerely. Be visible, not annoying.

It’s What You Know AND Who You Know

So, now you’ve graduated. Most deans are truly interested in the students they helped train. Your success is partly theirs. If you call for an interview and he or she recognizes you, you are almost sure to get at timely appointment.

If the dean does not know you, don’t despair. Refer to others in the department (“I was in Professor Erudite’s zoology class; and I took advanced biology with Professor GreenhouseCheck the alumni newsletter or the college web site to find article or quote by the dean or departmental news. Then you can truthfully say, “I read your article…” or “I read that the department…” By the way, don’t lie. You will be found out, and the consequences are not pretty.

On the Spot and Well- Prepared

And there you are in the dean’s office. Know what you’re going to say. If you tend to get nervous on such occasions, write down and review your important points. You know if you’re prone to rattle on. Don’t.

What do you ask? Most deans keep up on the latest news in their subject. Start with that. Ask questions like, “Where is the field headed right now? Do you think this new discovery or that technical advance will make a difference in the way the business worksTalk shop a little, but don’t waste time.

After that, you might as well just say it. How’s the job market? Is there more activity in one particular area? My interests are so on and so forth. Not all at once. Wait for replies. Ask not only about direct sources, but indirect. Can you recommend any professional journals? Do you know of a working profession I could talk to? Ask politely if you may use his name when you contact these sources.

Send a thank-you note by snail mail. It shows that you’re grateful enough to take extra time and trouble. If you get a job, send another brief note. Stay informed about the industry. Pass interesting news and opinion articles on to the dean. Periodically send him an e-mail telling how you are doing professionally and asking him about new developments in the field. Ask his advice about companies to which you are applying or on a project you’re doing. Keep it short and not too frequent. Three or four times a year is enough. Follow through on his advice and referrals and let him know how it turned out.

You will make many contacts as you “network throughout your career, but the dean is a crucial one. He is clearing house for information of all kinds. Keep in touch and always say thank you.

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10 Basics For College Preparation

day 9 189 10 Basics For College PreparationPreparing for college can seem pretty overwhelming, but if you take the time to work on your approach, you can easily get into the college of your choice. Here are 10 suggestions that will help you successfully prepare for college.

1. Get excellent grades in high school

High schools important. Your academic performance during your junior year is especially noteworthy. If you want to make sure that you can go to your number one college choice, then you need to make the grades in high school.

2. Take college prep courses

Getting good grades is important, but having excellent marks in college prep courses is truly the way to go. When you take Advanced Placement (AP) classes, then you can boost your overall GPA. If you get decent grades on your AP tests, then you can avoid taking certain classes (i.e. Writing 101) in college. College Prep courses improve your academic skills and pump up your transcript.

3. Engage in extra-curricular activities

Your college application needs to illustrate more than just academic aptitude. You need to show admissions officers that you are a well-rounded applicant. Consider joining a sports team or school club. Do some volunteer work or take an internship somewhere. Have a part time job, become a photographer or learn a musical instrument. Whatever you do for a hobby, spin it so that you look like the busiest, most productive student in the country.

4. Apply to multiple universities

Be sure you apply to more than one school. Have at least one safe pick a guaranteed sure thing. Apply to a couple of places that you think will accept you, and choose at least one or two schools that may appear out of your reach. You just never know.

5. Visit the universities that you are considering

Make sure you visit the places you are considering. Check out the layout, the student body and the surrounding city area. If you have a specific geographical requirement (i.e. you want to go to school by the beach or near a major metropolitan city), make sure that the school you’re considering can provide the learning and living atmosphere that you’re looking for.

6. Secure as much free cash as possible

Apply for financial aid early and annually, and make sure that you fill out applications for every grant that you are eligible for. Look for scholarships until you find one that caters to your specific situation. There’s so much money to be claimed out there. Make sure you collect all you can.

7. Consider the career implications of the major you’re considering

While it’s always a good idea to follow your interests, be sure that you’ve explored the career choices that your degree will open up to you. If you have dreams of being a Nobel Prize winning physicist, then Painting is probably not the major that’ll get you there. College is an investment. If you are looking for a particular return on that investment, then you need to know what you can do with the specific degree that you’re considering.

8. Consider attending a community college and transferring to a four-year university

You can save a ton of money by taking your general education requirements at a local community college. Transferring from a city college to a top-notch four-year university is solid strategy (especially if you didn’t get into the school of your choice the first time around).

9. Be true to your own education and career goals

Don’t pick a college because you like the football team, or because your parents attended the same university. Pick a school that suits your own academic and professional goals. College is an intensely personal experience. It’s a time to mature and to be exposed to new things. You are the one who is ultimately in control of you future, both in college and beyond.

10. Relax

Don’t stress yourself out too much. College is important, but it’s only a fraction of your life. Your college experience will mold your future, but it will not set it in stone. Life changes regularly. Don’t think that your entire existence hinges on where you go to get your degree.

If you take the time to prepare, you will notice the results. If you start planning your college preparation today, you will enjoy the options that you have tomorrow.

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5 Ways To Alleviate Stress

Maybe your roommate borrowed your favorite skirt and spilled juice on it. Maybe you just got a disappointing grade. Whatever happened, you're stressed out and don't know what to do about it. The next time you're climbing the walls over a stressful situation, try one of the following tips.

1. Talk About It.
Call your mother, call a friend, go down the hall and knock on your R.A.'s door — that's what he's there for. If you have a knot in your stomach over something, you will feel it loosen if you let out what's bothering you. Reach out to someone who understands you and let them know that you are feeling stress and need to talk about it. When someone who cares about you lends an understanding ear, you'll immediately feel better than being stressed out and alone with your bad feelings. In addition, talking to someone outside of your situation can help because the other person can offer perspectives on whatever's stressing you out that you're too stressed to see. Maybe it's not as bad as you think it is, and/or maybe your friend can help you think of ways to deal with what's bothering you that have not yet occurred to you.

yoga 5 Ways To Alleviate Stress2. Go To The Gym.
If you're not big on talking, get physical. Stress is a mental condition, but it affects you physically as well. An intense workout like going for a run or taking a kickboxing class will help in several ways. Because you're focusing on the activity, it will take your mind off what's bothering you. And, better still, while you're focusing on the activity, it is making you feel better. By exercising, you get rid of the stress hormones in your body; the muscles you might not even realize you've been clenching will relax, and best of all, your body will release endorphins that will make you feel better.

3. Ask for Academic Help When You Need it
if your stress stems from an academic problem, go get help. If you just got a bad grade, maybe the last person you want to see is your professor, but that's who you should talk to. Cool off, and drop by office hours to see what you can do to make sure you don't get a bad grade next time around.

If it's not a bad grade that's bothering you, but your problem is academic in nature, that's almost a good thing. Go take care of it before you get a bad grade. Talk to a friend whose expert in the subject that's troubling you, or email your professor with questions or a request to meet to clarify the coursework.

4. Do Something Fun
if you're having a bad day, grab a friend and go to a movie, go for a walk, or grab a coffee. Do something that you like to do.

5. Make A Counseling Appointment
If you have tried everything that you can think of to make yourself feel less stressed out, and the stress hasn't abated, consider making an appointment at the counseling center. Some stress for college students is natural, but if you are miserable for days at a time, you should know you don't have to feel that way. Talking to someone in the counseling center doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you; it just means you're smart enough to acknowledge that something's not right and you're taking steps to fix it.

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Five Simple Actions to Help You Excel as an Undergraduate Student

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There is little doubt that as a student, you are reading this article because you are serious about school. You should be proud to know that your attitude will lead you to success, since a lot of your peers will not be serious and success will elude them. Over the course of your schooling you will encounter numerous obstacles ranging from time expenditures to budgeting to figuring out what you want to do after school. Implementing the next five steps over the course of your scholastic career will make your life a lot easier and more organized.

Think about where to live. This question sounds simple enough, however, have you thought about what type of environment is and is not conducive to life as a student? Since you will be spending a good portion of your day working on assignments and studying, be aware that a party atmosphere will only be a distraction. The last thing that you want to happen is to find yourself a few weeks into school failing classes and needing to get caught up. It happens needlessly all of the time. Also take into account whether or not the school is in walking or biking distance in case of a loss of a vehicle. At the very least, have a reliable ride that could be committed to getting you to school on time everyday for a short period until you have adequate transportation again.

Properly plan your work and school schedule. Most schools schedule classes well in advance. So, take a look at what classes are being offered months in advance before the rush as the start of school gets closer. Not only will you give yourself more time to decide on classes, you will have first pick at all of the interesting ones along with great class times. This is doubly important for those that need to work as they attend school. Ensure you will have time to transition from class to class and then make it to work on time.

Set goals for success. Without some forward thinking you will not be able to achieve your goals in life. The simplest way to achieve a large goal is to set shorter term goals to achieve in the interim that will ultimately help you achieve the main goal. As it relates to school, your short-term goals should be to visit your career services office for career guidance as well as allowing enough time each day to complete homework. A medium-term goal could be thinking about passing your individual classes. Look at the syllabus and figure out early what it will take to be ready for mid terms, final exams and final projects. For the long-term, figure out where you may wish to work after school and contact that company to find out about opportunities such as internships. Or, perhaps a graduate degree is something that better suits you. Know that a good grade point average is important to not only get accepted, but to get a scholarship as well.

Figure out your budget and watch out for financial pitfalls! Going to school is also a financial burden for most people. Figure out a budget for yourself every month that includes all of your bills and any spending money left over. If you need to work just be sure that you can handle the workload. For those of you that will be living in dorms, be very careful with the credit card offers that you are sure to receive from your first day at school. Make sure you fully understand how credit cards work before deciding on utilizing one. Many students every year get into financial trouble by over using credit cards.

If you need help early, ask for it! All students have difficulty in one or more classes every year. If you do not comprehend a lesson be sure to ask a professor for some private instruction or a reference to a tutor. Better yet, look into the possibility of finding a mentor that is available to spend a few hours per week or per month. If you are sure about the direction you are headed, someone that has been there and done that already will have incredibly valuable things to share with you.

Innovative planning is an effective way to achieve your goals in life. Take time to think about where you have been in life, where you are and where you want to go. And put together your plan!

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Five Tips for Networking While in College

 Five Tips for Networking While in CollegeNetworking is a critical part of life, but it is often a very misunderstood practice. Networking is not the process of collecting contacts who can help you out at some future point in time. If this selfish supposition is your stating point, then your network is not likely to grow or maintain itself as a solid support system. True networking is based on balanced exchanges, mutual respect and genuine fondness. Forging real, long-lasting bonds with people is the key to effective networking.

Here are some tips for networking successfully in college:

1. Office hours are almost as important as lectures.

If you think that officer hours are a waste of your time, you’re a fool. Some of the long-term bonds you can form will be created in the offices of your professors. Get to know these welcoming men and women. Talk about the course material, their research or your career interests. Ask for advice. Be respectful and courteous, and recognize that your professors don’t have a lot of time.

A majority of professors love interested and engaging students. Think about how many disinterested bodies they have to try and teach. If you enter office hours with genuine enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge, you will soon discover that most of your professors are friendly and helpful. Once you have created a working friendship, you’ll have an ally in your field of study who will be there for you for the rest of your life. Don’t forget to keep in touch when you leave.

2. Section is a time to make allies.

Section can be grueling, especially if the discussion grows stagnant with repetition, soap-box speeches and general nonsense. When you witness something stupid, like say, a person professing their undying devotion to 19th century proletariat revolution, look around the room. See who else is rolling their eyes along with you. Find like minded, intelligent classmates and target them for friendship.

3. Get to know your roommates, housemates and neighbors

Familiarize yourself with the people around you. Be your own person, but don’t be anti-social. Talk to people. Find out their likes and dislikes. Develop relationships with people you respect, and shy away from associations with distracting, unfocused party mongers. Unless of course, your interests happen to coincide with these people.
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4. Be social when it comes to hobbies, interests and events.

Meet people who share your interests. Join a club, find a study group or start a band. Connect with others who share your unique set of likes and dislikes.

5. Don’t be a jerk to anyone.

Don’t be a chump in section. Don’t try to embarrass people. Keep it civil with your roommate. Just don’t cause too much drama—your network will be better as a result.

Remember, don’t have the mindset of “how can this person help me in the future.” Your network should consist of friends and colleagues that you generally respect and would help out in any situation. The feeling should also be mutual. Don’t coddle a bitter professor just because he’s got a name that would look nice at the bottom of your letter of recommendation to grad school. Don’t associate with kids you don’t like. Create real relationships based on trust and mutual admiration. That’s how you build a large network of real friends who would do anything to help you out, and would expect the same type of assistance from you.

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Going Greek: Is it Right For You?

greek Going Greek: Is it Right For You?Depending on the college your enrolled in going Greek may be anything from a major lifestyle change to few extracurricular activities. It makes a difference what kind of a presence Greek life has in your school as to whether or not it is right for you.More prevalent in the south, some northern fraternities and sororities are simply small clubs that gather for occasional parties and get togethers. It may make you somewhat of an oddity to join one if they don't have a persuasive effect in the schools social and academic scene. There are benefits, however, to living the Greek life in a school that has a powerful Greek presence.

This is not to say that smaller schools have no prevalent Greek life. It may be the only choice to have any social life at all. Larger schools with bigger student populations offer other possibilities for friendship and outside school activities. Variations in Greek life are so wide it is best to consider the most basic pros and cons and then apply them to your own situation.

Housing is most often a big pro in the Greek life. Rushing (or joining) a fraternity or sorority can provide you with a large dorm house full of all the comforts of home. While not all schools have housing for the frats it can be a great alternative to dorm rooms. You share housework and responsibilities with your house brothers or sisters and get a general feeling of family that is hard to find away from home.

The Greek system has established itself to build better people through athletics, leadership building activities, community service, scholarship and most widely publicized – social life. They spend as much or more time on charity and community events as on socializing and partying. Membership in Greek organizations offers students opportunities to develop strong leadership potential by heading up various charitable projects for school and community. Membership can also provide students with lifetime friendships and future professional connections because Greeks have a reputation of staying loyal for years after graduation.

The Greek system offers fantastic ways to help students in their academic careers. A major goal of Greek life is to help and encourage pledges and members in achieving their absolute highest academic potential. Greek organizations give academic support programs such as national and local scholarships and grants, personal incentives and awards, workshops, tutoring and study sessions.
The social life of Greeks has been widely publicized in movies like Animal House, and although it's not all fun and games there is a fair amount of fun. Greeks are active in their schools and communities and never have a drought of events to attend.

Consider your alternatives and the presence and character of the Greek life in your school before rushing a fraternity or sorority. But chances are, you'll find something you like.

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Determine What’s Important While You’re In School

Higher Education Determine Whats Important While Youre In SchoolThese days, a huge emphasis is being placed on the importance of education. But, as everyone knows, a lot more happens in school than just learning. School plays an important role in shaping the social lives of students, which could determine future adult relationships. But do you know how to determine what's important while you're in school?

The first step of learning how to determine what's important while you're in school is to think about where you want to go after school. Will you go on to further your education, going to a different school for higher learning? Will you join the work force? Will you pursue goals of having a home and family? Knowing where you want to go is very important when deciding where you want to end up. Know where you want the future to take you to know how to determine what's important while you're in school.

If you have an idea of where you want your future to lead, you can focus on how to determine what's important while you're in school. The school life you lead now will have a direct impact on the future life that you make for yourself. If higher education is in the picture, it's important that you focus on getting good grades, passing your courses, and making good test scores at the end of the school year. Knowing this, set aside some time after school every school night to devote to homework and study. Don't just work on assigned homework, but do a little extra studying every school night, reviewing things you've already learned. This will help you get good test scores, and help you maintain a high grade point average that will help you get into institutions of higher learning, like colleges and graduate courses.

If you know how to determine what's important while you're in school, you'll get the most out of the time you spend in school. Getting good grades and good test scores is important if you plan to join the work force when you graduate, as well. When you lack experience but have a strong background education, you can use your school record to impress potential employers. You'll have a better chance of getting hired if you can show employers good school attendance records and a high grade point average. Your school life can have a direct impact on you well after you have already graduated — so present the best possible picture to future employers who will be interested in your past scholarly achievements.

The most important thing to learn from school is that your past schooling and schoolwork will set a foundation for you that you can rely upon for the rest of your life. When you know how to determine what's important while you're in school, such as getting good grades and maintaining a good attendance record, you will have a better chance of succeeding in all your future endeavors. Forming study groups is a good way to socialize with other students while still staying ahead of your school work. Determine what's important while you're in school and stick to your plans for the future. There's no telling where you might end up, or how high you could potentially go.

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Bedroom or Dorm Room: Choosing Between Living At Home Or On Campus

DormRoom Bedroom or Dorm Room: Choosing Between Living At Home Or On CampusThere are so many decisions you have to make when choosing a college: large or small campus, state school or private institution, and so on. Also, you have to make sure that a college has everything that is important to your personal and academic life. Does the college offer all of the right courses for your major? If you play a sport, you need to know if the college has a good team for that sport. Furthermore, you need to know what campus life is like. Before you make a final decision on a school, it is important to have a clear idea of what you want out of campus life.

Many students decide to live on campus during their college years. Others decide, instead, to live at home. There are pros and cons, of course, to both choices. This is of course, a very big decision. Hopefully, the guide below will help you make the right one for you!

Pros to Living on Campus:

– You can easily access libraries and study areas.
– Getting from your dorm room to your class room is generally a pretty quick trip. This is very helpful if you have to pull an all-nighter to finish a paper or project and have a class the next morning.
– You can immerse yourself in campus life, make great friends, and attend fun events

Cons to Living on Campus:

– You have less control over your environment if you live in a dorm . For example, if the guy next door keeps the hours of a vampire and loves to listen to incredibly loud music, you may have a problem.
– The cost of living in campus may be prohibitive.
– You probably won't have access to a kitchen and will probably have to buy a campus meal plan or live on microwave dinners.

Pros to Living at Home:

– You will be able to save money on room and board by living at home during college.
– Unless you have dozens of rowdy brothers and sisters, you are sure to have a quieter environment at home. This is more conducive to quality study time.
– Having access to a kitchen and your own food is quite a luxury in college.

Cons to Living at Home:

– You may feel detached from campus life.
– If your campus is far away, the commute may become a problem, especially with gas prices as they are.
– Unless you live very close by, getting to an early class or staying late to study in the library may be tough.

When deciding whether to live on campus or at home, you must consider what is most important to you. If you really want to be involved on campus, you may want to consider living there. If quiet study hours are the most important, perhaps living at home is best for you. Think about your own needs and you will be sure to make the right decision.

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