Are you playing around with the idea of living on campus or figuring out the pros and cons? Living on campus was one of the best decisions I ever made at Georgia State! As an incoming freshman in 2016 I was anxious about living with three other roommates, but those doubts went away as I gained friends of a lifetime and got involved on campus. If you’re straddling the fence about living on or off campus, consider these three reasons why you should live on campus:
1. PantherDining is like heaven on earth!
I lived at Piedmont Central during my freshman year and my favorite amenity was PantherDining. From the Wellness Station to Bakery, the dining hall was where my roommates and I would unwind with good food after a long day of classes. Our roundtable discussions made me realize that sometimes you just need someone to talk to…and eat with.
2. Organizations are in arms reach!
As our connection from roommates to friends grew, joining organizations on campus became the next enjoyable thing to do. By this time some of my roommates’ friends became my friends and I’d developed a small circle of people to have fun with by my sophomore year when I lived in University Commons. I will never forget when I talked my roommate into joining Commons’ Community Council (C3) with me. We served on the 2017-2018 board as Public Relations Chair and Volunteer Coordinator. I enjoyed every second of planning Housing events and hosting Town Hall meetings with a friend.
3. The shuttles take you to class and shopping!
Transportation is a PLUS when you live on campus! Whether you are taking a GSU Shuttle to class or the Shopping Shuttle to the mall, nothing is better than walking out of your dorm to bus drivers waiting to escort you. Our favorite stop was at the Aderhold Learning Center, which was walking distance from Smoothie King. We would order smoothies then enjoy an evening of exploring at Underground Atlanta.
Closer to saying yes to living on campus? For more information about living on campus and the application process, visit University Housing.