Written by Isabel Jose
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After spending 17 years of your life in an all too familiar routine, you decide that its time to advance. Now that you have finished High School, you decide to pursue a higher level of education: College. However there is a setback, the first University of your choice happens to be quite a long way from home.
You know that due to factors like distance and traffic, it would take too much time for you to drive or commute to and from your University if you are planning on staying in the house you grew up in.
If this is a situation you are currently facing, and you do not wish to give up on this university, then you should probably rent a dorm.
May it be because you want to continue studying or because you finally purchased a house with your hard earned cash, moving is a big milestone for anyone's life. But the main question is, how do you even start?
Before you go dorm hunting, you should ask yourself the following questions:
This website allows you to search for different dorm locations that are within your own selected budget.
Make a list of possible dorm venues so that you can proceed to the next part of moving into a dorm.
Once you have found a dorm that has gotten your interest, you should scope out the dorm with a friend or family member for security and a second opinion. If you're unsure about something, there is nothing wrong with asking for help.
While you are scoping out a place you should take note of the following things:
The first semester is coming up and you're its almost time to say hello to your 2nd home. However, a dorm is not a home until you make it one. At this point, the only thing left to do is to fill your dorm room with other necessities. You can find a list of things that you may need for your dorm over here.
As you finally move in comfortably, you'll realise how big of a step this is to growing up and being more responsible and being more independent. And rest assured, this won't be the last time you'll be moving residences. But for the mean time, keep calm, and enjoy your accomplishments.