How To Make It Living on Your Own as a College Freshman?
College can be a difficult adjustment for incoming freshman. It can be even more difficult when you have to live by yourself. Not only are you away you’re your family, but you’re staying in a room alone. Somethings that will keep you from getting too bored is socializing and getting to know people around your floor. It can also help to get some fresh air and not kill yourselves studying and working all day. If you’re a gamer and enjoy those types of things, bringing your console is a must. These are just a couple things that will help you not only get through but enjoying your freshman year.
Pros and Cons of Living on Your Own as an Incoming Freshman
- A lot more privacy.
- Can be peaceful and quiet while studying.
- You can design your room how you’d like and not have to worry about saving space for another person.
- You have a lot more room to put things.
- There are no worries about an untidy roommate.
- As far as watching tv you don’t have to worry about playing it to loud or having to listen to two tv’s at once.
- It can get boring being alone all the time.
- You have to try to make friends on your own without having someone else with you.
- Cleaning your room depends entirely on you.
- There is no splitting money for groceries.
Note: On the pro and con website listed in the resources you can browse and find a couple of additional things on each list that may better relate to you.
I do believe it’s very important to try and make friend early on. Especially people on your floors. Having a room to go to where you can socialize and hang out has really helped during some nights. It’s not fun being bored, so if you can find a couple of good buddies that can really help you enjoy your time on campus a little more.
Quick Tip from My Freshman Advisor: My advisor Taylor Day wanted me to add that college was the best times of her life, but it was also very stressful. If you can push through the little things and focus hard, nothing can stop you from being successful.
Come into college with a positive and open mindset. Be prepared to work your butt off to get all of your work done. With that being said make time for yourselves to have fun and enjoy the college lifestyle. These are honestly the best times of our lives so it’s important that we enjoy them.
- I’ve also talked to my advisor Taylor Day about how she transitioned from high school to college.