Thinking about living off-campus? Living off-campus can provide many opportunities to get involved in the community. At the same time, the off-campus living experience brings with it other issues that you don’t have to worry about while living on-campus, such as transportation, parking, and increased living expenses. On-campus residence halls provide convenient opportunities to socialize, academic advising assistance, opportunities for leadership development, and numerous recreational and social programs that help you grow intellectually and have fun at the same time. When you move off-campus, it can be harder to meet people or feel connected.
While off-campus living can enrich your college experience and enhance your independence, it is a significant responsibility. Are you ready to negotiate a rental agreement, household chores, relationships with roommates, and writing a monthly rent check? Before taking the plunge, here are a few things to consider:
If you take the time to weigh all the pros and cons and compare all the costs, you will be able to make an informed decision about living off-campus.