5 Essential Tips for Living on Campus: Do’s and Don’ts

5 Essential Tips for Living on Campus: Do’s and Don’ts
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    Living on campus has almost become a rite of passage that most university students have to go through.

    From the convenient location to the social opportunities available, campus life offers numerous benefits — though it takes time and effort getting used to.

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Living on campus has almost become a rite of passage that most university students have to go through. From the convenient location to the social opportunities available, campus life offers numerous benefits — though it takes time and effort getting used to.

Read on as we discuss a few tips for on campus living.

1.Know the rules.

Regardless of whether you live in a university-managed apartment, a residency hall or any another form of campus housing, it is very likely there will be rules put in place to protect students. Such policies and procedures are usually located on the university residence life website.

2. Be a good roommate.

Most university students who reside in campus have at least one roommate in their academic career. Whether it’s one or multiple roommates, you should make an effort to be helpful and respectful to them. Keep things neat and pitch in on shared chores. Respect their privacy. In other words, do what you would appreciate them doing for you.

3. Join campus activities.

Get involved in numerous campus activities; this can be through the residence hall association or other means. University activities will allow you to meet different types of people that you haven’t met before.

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4. Stay connected with other people.

Tapping into the support system that you had before you moved to university will really be helpful in case any difficulties come up at school. Friends and Family members can provide their perspective and advice on hard issues.

5. Stay safe.

This may be the last tip here, but it’s actually the most important. You should employ different tactics to remain safe. For instance:

  • Always lock the door behind you.
  • Don’t let people you don’t know into your residence.
  • Don’t loan your campus key to anyone.
  • Never prop open any community doors that ought to be locked.
  • Travel with friends during nighttime hours.

Check with campus and residence hall security staff for more suggestions.

The Don’ts:

  • Don’t forget to exercise. This will help you feel a lot better and keep you energized to keep studying.
  • Don’t forget to regularly call your dad and/or mom. While they might not be looking over your shoulders anymore, they will still have much interest in your life.
  • Don’t spend all your time studying books. Yes, you should get your work done, but do not forget about the world outside your books.
  • Don’t prank anyone unless you are ready to be pranked as well.
  • Don’t stay up very late every night. It’s difficult to make it on time to your classes if you only slept for a few hours.
  • Don’t underestimate how powerful your meal plan is. UNLIMITED MILK, PEOPLE!

Conclusion

Living on campus helps students embrace the college experience fully. It can offer plenty of opportunities for you to meet new people and join in on school activities.

But campus life also comes with potential pitfalls. It is therefore important that you Learn how to avoid trouble spots while taking advantage of the numerous benefits of campus living.

Campus living is a great way of gaining your independence, while remaining in a tightly-knit and supportive community. Whether you are a senior or freshman follow the above discussed tips if you wish to not only survive but have a nice time in campus!

To read further on this topic please visit these sites:

http://www.theindependentbd.com/arcprint/details/13288/2015-08-27

http://www.crandallu.ca/2014/08/survival-guide-living-campus/

http://www.studiesinaustralia.com/news/study-tips/living-on-campus-a-survival-guide

http://study.com/articles/10_Survival_Tips_for_Living_on_Campus.html

Graduate School reference:

Grad School Prep Guide

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