How many of you lived on campus or are doing so now?

  1. How many of you lived on campus or are doing so now? I am thinkin of living on campus when i transfer to nursing school. I am worried that i may not be able to study and relax because i will have a roomate(S). i also want to cheerlead and possibly join a sorority. Is it possible to do these things while attending nursing school? I want to be able to get a great college experience. I also wan to live on campus to gain some independence. What did you all do? Also is there anyone here on the board kinda my age like 18-21, i am really interested in your responses.(no offense to everyone else) i want everyones story
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  3. by   Jen2
    My first time around i was in MA school and lived in an apartment with 3 other room mates. I would not change anything in the world about that experience. I am still very close with these girls, and love them like they are sisters.

    Now, I'm 25 I was living on my own and renting a house until a few months ago. I moved back home with my mom. I also wouldn't change this experience for anything. I guess it's all in how old you are. I'm way too old for the college experience now. However when I was 18, I loved it. It was difficult at times but so is living on your own or with parents. Overall it was a wonderful experience and I'd do it again. Just don't let the partying get the best of you. You are there to learn. Room mates are always a good support and there will be many "allnighters" with the girls.
  4. by   happystudent
    Originally posted by Miss JKm
    . I am worried that i may not be able to study and relax because i will have a roomate(S).
    I have roommates.... Husband and kids? oh, wait...do they count?:chuckle
  5. by   manna
    I loved living on campus (the first time I went to college, back pre-kids/pre-husband). You really get a chance to get more involved in lots of things, and it's SO SO SO convenient.
  6. by   GraceyB
    You have to be disciplined as to your studies. Campus life is fun but at the same time tempting when you need to study but your friends are partying. You are the only one that can determine the fun that you have and how much time you dedicate to your studies. If your roommate makes too much noise or whatever, you can always go to the library or you can go a fellow nursing students room to study. Do group study sessions also. If you get way stressed then PARTY but remember you have responsibilities. GOOD LUCK!
  7. by   PennyLane
    I lived on campus for 2 years, and then in houses off-campus with friends for the last 2 years of school (first degree, non-nursing). I wouldn't have had it any other way. I really think you get more of a "true" college experience by living on campus, or off-campus, but at least with other students and outside of your home.

    Now I'm 28 and going back to school for nursing, but I own my house and like living on my own now!! But I am looking for a roommate to help with expenses.
  8. by   manna
    Originally posted by Mel D
    Now I'm 28 and going back to school for nursing, but I own my house and like living on my own now!! But I am looking for a roommate to help with expenses.
    One of my close friends found her roommate thru roommates.com!
  9. by   colleen10
    My first round of college I lived in the dorms Freshman through Junior year and then off campus in an apartment with 3 other girls my Senior year.

    I didn't really have a choice because I went away to school but I wouldn't have changed a single thing. Getting out on my own (away from home) was an incredible experience and living in a dorm and apartment was a blast. Truly the best time I've ever had in my life.

    Living on campus can make life a little easier. You are closer to your classes, library, faculty and you don't have to worry about making your own meals, etc. I think you also tend to be a bit more involved in what goes on in your college.

    On the bad side it is really tempting to hang out with your roommate or other people on your floor rather than study. I definately would have had much better grades had I not lived in the dorms but I would have missed out on a lot of other experiences and learning to be self sufficient.

    As far as greek life, I will say at least at Penn State it takes up a huge amount of time. Just even getting through Rush let alone Pledging, well, it is a lot of fun and everything, but be prepared to sleep only a few hours each night and spend most of your day doing things for your organization. Tons of people are successful at participating in greek life and keeping up good grades, it just may take some balancing.
  10. by   Ortho_RN
    Well when I was living on campus as a nursing major, when I went to meet with the advisor she asked me was I planning on joining a sorority and I said yes,,, Well she highly discourages it. B/c she says you don't have time for both... Which is true some sororities can be pretty busy and demanding..

    Dorm life wasn't for me.. I found it too easy to not go to classes or find an excuse not to study...

    Good luck though.. It was fun
  11. by   colleen10
    I agree with Nurse2B.

    If you were going to live on campus and join a sorority when you are still completing pre-req's. I might say go for it as long as you are sure you can keep up your grades so that you have a good chance at getting into the nursing program.

    If you are going to live on campus and joing a sorority when you are in your clinicals/rotations I would probably advise against it as you will be spending a ton of time on preping for you nursing classes.
  12. by   bedpan
    I mean this in no way as critisim, but I have been wondering something ever since you made this post and the other entitled "I need a Break"

    Here is the original post you made on that :

    <I think I need a break from school. I love my stat class becasue it's not as hard as i thought and it is fun. dev psyc is ok, but the teacher is rather boring. I think i need a break because i cant do the homework or the readings, i just feel tired and i dont have the energy to do as well as i know i can. i dont know if ishould continue with the semester because im afraid if i do when fall semeser rolls around i will be really burn out. The break between summer2 and fall is only one week. What should I do???>

    I guess the question I have is - if you are having problems doing your homework and the readings to the point that you are thinking of dropping the course, how are you going to manage the workload of full time school, clinicals when they begin, cheerleading and a sorority?

    Just curious
  13. by   ava'smomRN
    I guess the question I have is - if you are having problems doing your homework and the readings to the point that you are thinking of dropping the course, how are you going to manage the workload of full time school, clinicals when they begin, cheerleading and a sorority?

    Just curious
    Im having a hard time because i just didnt feel like doing the work and i thoought it was because i needed a break. as far as doing all these activites, i just wanted to know if it was possible. i thought it would be almost impossible to join a sorority while doing nursing, just needed a certain answer. My post is not saying that i AM going to do all these things, its more like a desire.

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