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When it comes down to it, you have more privacy in an apartment than you would in a dorm room. You have the ability to choose the size of your room, how big you want it and how much money you can afford to spend on housing. If done correctly, living in an apartment could save you a good amount of money because you can decide how you want to budget instead of committing to a big payment up front. There’s also the bonus of groceries living without a meal plan. I learned how to cook and how to make meals that I loved with my roommates. We have dinner together every weeknight and I feel like it’s been a good bonding experience as well as a learning opportunity.
Being an adult can be a wonderful experience, but as I mentioned before, it comes with more responsibilities than you may expect. My relationship with money has been pretty rocky for as long as I can remember. After moving into a place that I could call my own, I had to quickly learn how to budget and how to manage my spending. Paying rent and bills can be a bit stressful at times, but in the long run, I feel like I’m learning and growing as an individual and that in itself is worth it to me.
Song of the Week: South London Forever- Florence + The Machine
Typically, the rooms in Munroe consist of two people to a room along with a Jack and Jill style bathroom, although, there are single rooms available. The university provides detailed layouts, as well as virtual tours of each dorm building, on the housing website- which I definitely took advantage of. I grew to love my dorm for the views of the city’s skyline and location on campus. Living in the dorms has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. My random roommate became my closest friend here and the reason I’ve had so many incredible experiences. If you’re still looking for a place to live next year, consider Munroe, you won’t regret it!
And just in case you’re still packing, here’s a list of things you may not think to bring to college:
Song of the Week: West- Sleeping at Last