Moving into college is a big step for most students because it is often the first time they are living on their own. It can be nerve-wracking to think about moving out of your parent’s home and moving in with someone you may have only met via social media up until this point.
Luckily, most colleges offer a range of student housing options that will allow you to choose where you feel comfortable living and somewhere you can make your new home for the next several years.
Most colleges offer dorms on-campus for students to reside. Some colleges may require you to live in the dorms during freshman year and some may require you to live in the dorms for the entirety of your college career.
Living in the dorms can offer you the chance to meet other students and, of course, has the convenience of being close to everything on-campus such as the dining halls, gym and your classes. In addition, when you living in the dorms, you will likely have a meal plan that gives you access to the dining halls for all your meals.
If you want a little bit more independence, looking at UNCC Student Housing Apartments is a great option. Whereas campus dorms are often random assignments, living in an apartment gives you the freedom to choose exactly where you want to live and who you want to live with.
While some people may enjoy living in an apartment, it is important to understand there is an added responsibility when you move off-campus. Most students living in apartments will take on paying bills, grocery shopping and cleaning their space.
Campus dorms and student apartments are just two common options for student housing, but you may also find other options that better meet your needs; be sure to investigate all housing options at your college or university before you decide where you want to live.