On-Campus vs. Off-Campus living gets divided results
March 28, 2013
The choice to live on-campus or off-campus seems to have an even divide between Virginia Tech students.
BLACKSBURG, Va.—During the Spring semester, students must make the decision to stay in a dorm or move into an off-campus apartment.
After living in a Virginia Tech dorm, moving into an off-campus apartment may seem like a popular choice. However, it seems like an equal amount of students would like to live on-campus next year.
There is no doubt that living on the Virginia Tech campus is very convenient. Students are closer to their classes and dining halls. However, students’ number one complaint is having to share a room.
The most common perk of living in an off-campus apartment is their own personal space. The main complaint about living off campus is distance because students often have to wake up earlier to commute to class.
Though the decision may be hard, living on or off campus will both have advantages and disadvantages and students will have to find the choice that it right for them.
· Virginia Tech holds a housing lottery during the first week in February. According to the Virginia Tech housing website around 85% to 100% receive an offer to live on campus.
· Students involved in Greek life may choose to live in Oak Lane, a community of sorority and fraternity houses that are considered on-campus.
· Many housing fairs with booths from different apartment complexes are held in Squires Student Center for those who are considering living off-campus.
· The Virginia Tech Student Center also has a helpful website that can help you find an apartment specific to your accommodations.
· Don’t know who to room with? The Student Center website has a message board for you to pick the perfect roomie. Also, roommate finding websites like uloop.com have profiles so students can find their perfect match. Many students use Virginia Tech Facebook groups to find roommates as well.