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Student talking about living on campus.

What is your favorite building?
I have lived in South Yeater for 3 years, so it is definitely my  favorite building.  I like it because it is so close to everything on campus, like the union.  The people that live here too are great.  It is a very diverse building.

Why did you decide to stay on campus?
Living on campus makes things more simple.  It is easy to meet people too.  If you live in an apartment, you meet some of your neighbors, but if you live in the halls you have 300 neighbors.  I know way more people than I ever thought I would.

How has living on campus helped you as a student?
It helped me get involved in a couple organizations.  When you’re talking to others about what they do, it helps you find things that meet your interest.  There are also study rooms that are quiet so you can study.  There are a lot of resources.

Favorite program:
Pajama Jam, Alcohol Awareness programs

Favorite part about living on campus:
If I had to choose one favorite part about living on campus it would be being around people all the time.  You never feel alone.

What buildings have you lived in and why did you choose those buildings?
I have lived in South Yeater my whole time here.  I was originally placed here.  I realized immediately that I really liked it here because it is so close to everything on campus and the people in this building are great.  It’s a strong community.  I know a lot of people who live in South Yeater their whole college experience.

What is your best memory of living on campus? 
There was one time when it was raining really hard and a few of my friends and I decided to go running outside.  I also enjoy going sledding with everyone when it snows.  Those spontaneous fun moments.  Those memories of me and my friends deciding spontaneously that we can go out and have fun for free on campus.

What are some of the benefits of living on campus?
It is important to get involved and meet a lot of people when you come to college.  It is important to branch out.  The first night I moved in to college, I had my door open and was setting up my room.  At one point all these people walked in and asked me about the music I was playing.  That group of people turned out to become my main group of friends during the last three years. 

I transferred here from a community college.  I knew I was going to be on an upperclassman floor.  It was a pretty easy transition from living on my own to moving to the residence halls.  It was hard having less space than in an apartment, but the benefits of the community and the people made the transition easy.

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