Sydney Russo is a first year student studying biology. She currently lives in the residence halls on campus. Russo shared her thoughts about her experience
living on campus.
Q: How do you feel about living on campus?
A: It’s convenient location-wise for going to classes and having access to the dining halls. However, I definitely feel like some dorms are nicer than other dorms.
Q: What are some benefits to living on campus?
A: As a first-year student, it makes it easier to make friends and socialize when you’re living next to everyone that you’re going to classes with. It builds a stronger study environment, it’s easier to go to the lounge where everyone is doing homework who encourage me to do homework as well, instead of living off of campus and having to come back to study at the MU or the library.
Q: What are some of the lesser benefits of living in the dorms?
A: Definitely having to share space with a large amount of people, it’s definitely a challenge. Sharing bathroom space, fridge space, it definitely challenges you to be more comfortable with sharing things.
Q: What advice would you give to someone who is considering or going to live on campus?
A: I would look into roommates and making sure you’re comfortable with who you’re living with. I feel like that’s always the biggest problem is who people are living with, so I would pick someone that you can share space with and
be civil with.
Q: How do you feel about the financial background behind living on campus?
A: I feel like it has its benefits, but also not. A large portion of what I’m paying is living and dining, but at the same time you’re getting everything in one solid package so you don’t have to worry about paying bills and going grocery shopping because you’re getting your dining and everything all in one.