5 Reasons Why I Wish I Still Lived in a Dorm

Looking back on my dorm life nearly 30 years ago, I had no idea how good I had it.  When you’re 18 years old living in a dorm might seem a little hokey, but here are some of reasons why I wish I still lived in one today:

File image of Elizabeth Waters Hall. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
  1. Cafeteria – I mean I am a grown woman and I still hate to cook!  Why not let someone else do it for you your first year of college?
  2. Don’t have to clean the bathrooms – Cleaning bathrooms is easily one of my least favorite things to do in the world.  Yes, you might have to share the bathroom with other people, but so what? 
  3. Small rooms – Dorm rooms are so small that you can’t really get it too messy!  Small rooms mean less stuff, which means less to clean up!
  4. Instant social network – You’re forced to be social with people in your dorm, especially your floor. I am still friends with the women who lived in my freshman dorm!  
  5. Stay active – I never really wanted to hang out in my tiny dorm room, so I was very active and did many things away from home and as a result and met some of my best friends. 

Is it obvious that I still hate cleaning all these years later?

But truthfully, you will look back on your dorm years with great fondness for many years to come.  I know I still do!

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