My Experience Living On Campus

June 27, 2018Shanese

There are several benefits with living on campus. Likewise, there are several issues too. I’ve lived on the same hall (some people say dorm) for 3 straight years. And of course, as much as it is a “co-ed” hall, I live on a floor (some people say flat) with 21 other females.

For the most part, I’m a quiet person so that therefore means that I barely interact with any of the ladies on my floor. I keep to myself so that my name, as well as my personal life, is not in anyone’s mouth. That way, I keep out of whatever drama and whatever rumour is going around.

Plus I don’t trust a lot of people, especially women, because they have a tendency to be the ones to start the drama, spread the rumour and overall just stab you in back. And quite frankly, I’m not here for it and I don’t have the time for it either. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that all women are not trustworthy. The same goes for men too. But you definitely have to look out for yourself.

I’ve had the privilege of living in my own room but I had to share the kitchen and the bathroom. No one has ever broken into my room and stolen anything. I’m fortunate for that because I’ve heard of cases where some unscrupulous person broke into someone’s room and stole something.

One case I heard is where someone I knew had money stolen from their room. I know, tragic right? That’s one issue with living on campus. Another is that your floormates (or flatmates) are terribly inconsiderate.

You have those who play extremely loud music and those that talk so loud you could probably hear them from 2 floors down and even outside. You want to be able to study or just do work in your room without leaving it to go to the library. I’m the kind of person that can’t really focus with music, sometimes I can but other times I get distracted and start dancing or singing along.

For me personally, in order to get work done and study, I need peace and quiet and most times I’m in my room because that’s where I’m most comfortable. You can ask kindly to have the music or the loud conversation toned down a bit but having to continually ask is definitely annoying.

Like I said earlier, there are benefits with living on campus. When living on campus, you get to interact with a lot of persons from different ethnicities and different countries too. At my university, there are a lot of different persons from the Caribbean.

There are a few Nigerians too but to me, everyone looks the same in terms of nationality. Until you hear them speak, you know they’re not from your country. Most times, I don’t assume which country each person is from until I hear them speak.

Another benefit of living on campus is that you can leave for class 10-15 minutes before it starts and you’ll still be on time. Even your exams too but I always leave my room at least 25-30 minutes before an exam. Let’s not forget the library with amazing opening hours. Some libraries are opened for 24-hours and some 22-hours but nothing beats being able to go to the library at like 1 am for example.

Overall, I guess I’d say my experience with living on campus has been rather interesting to say the least. As I said earlier, I stay by myself because I rather not be involved in any drama. And not to worry, I’ve actually made friends living on campus even though I’m introverted. Everyone has a different experience with living on campus.

If you’ve ever lived on campus during your college/university days, let me know what your experience was like in the comments below. Maybe, as a follow up for new college/university freshmen, I’ll do a post on how to survive living on campus. Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see a post like that.

So that’s it for today. I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Don’t forget to fill me in on your experience with living on campus at your former or current college/university. Also, don’t forget to give this a like and share this post.

Thank you so much for reading and for your continued support, I really appreciate it. And, wherever you are in the world, I hope you have a great day or night.

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Comments (18)

  • Claire

    June 27, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    I stayed on campus last year in my first year of uni! I wasn’t in the busiest hall, but a lot of the others in my dorm were older than me and I felt a bit like the odd one out! I was a bit slower to socialise as well, I think I could have benefitted from it!
    It was certainly very convenient living so close to the uni and the library!!
    Thank you for sharing your experience!!
    Claire xxx

    1. Chocolate Hun🍫

      June 27, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you for reading and sharing your experience as well. I’ll definitely check out your blog too 🙂

  • o-li-vi-a

    June 27, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    When I go to university next year, I’ll probably be staying on campus as well. Your post was wonderful in giving me a slight insight to what’s its going to be like, I love it! Great post babe x

    1. Chocolate Hun🍫

      June 27, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you hun and I hope you have a nice experience living on campus. <3

  • hollyjohnsen

    June 28, 2018 at 1:19 am

    I stayed on campus during my first year at college and I think everyone should experience it if they can. It’s a good transition phase from living with your family to being an independent adult. There are tons of perks to living on campus that help make the change from high school to college life much easier! XOXO.

    1. Chocolate Hun🍫

      June 28, 2018 at 6:47 am

      That’s so true. I wish I lived off campus for my last 2 years.

  • deannasstilwell

    June 28, 2018 at 2:15 am

    I didn’t live right on campus, but I lived like 10 minutes away with campus apartments. They were really niceeee, super modern and new! I don’t think it was worth it in the end because of cost. I can totally relate to not wanting drama, a lot of girls eventually means drama. Hope you gain more positive experiences in the future! 🙂

    1. Chocolate Hun🍫

      June 28, 2018 at 6:55 am

      At least you lived close by. I do hope I gain more experiences. I probably won’t live on campus anymore.

      1. deannasstilwell

        June 28, 2018 at 10:37 am

        Ever since I got my own apartment with my boyfriend it’s been a million times better!

        1. Chocolate Hun🍫

          June 28, 2018 at 10:53 am

          Oh that’s awesome

  • ellesecrit

    June 28, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    When I lived on campus I was literally two minutes away from the building. I left five minutes before my lecture and was still there early!😂

    1. Chocolate Hun🍫

      June 28, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      Lol sometimes I’d be five minutes late and my lecturer isn’t there yet so I count that as still being early.

      1. ellesecrit

        June 28, 2018 at 6:36 pm


  • hudapervez

    June 29, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    I did not go abroad for studies and lived with my parents while attending university so I would say I never got to experience that campus life! Was very interesting hearing about your experiences, I can see how it would have it’s up and downs! Great post! 💗

    1. Chocolate Hun🍫

      June 29, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      Thank you 😊💕

  • Ivan Siladji

    September 27, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    If there’s one thing I’d do differently going back to university it would be to have lived on campus. I think it would have been fun and filled with rich lessons prepping me for life. We often get comfortable with home life. You made some valid points about the challenges, and yet the good things sounded rewarding too. Nice piece to read. Thanks.

    Ivan Siladji

    1. Shanese

      September 27, 2018 at 6:59 pm

      Thank you for reading. Plus it’s never too late to go back to school 😅

      1. Ivan Siladji

        September 28, 2018 at 12:06 am

        True, but in my schedule I wouldn’t fit it in. Maybe later on in life but not yet. And it would only be for fun, not career. Besides, I have kids a family so no chance I’d be living on campus 😂. But if I could go back in time, I’d definitely stay on campus.

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