When one is planning on moving out of their home and into a dorm it’s a huge deal. You’re whole lifestyle will change. For once you’ll be living completely on your own. It’s difficult, however, to prepare for the big move when you lack important information about life in a dorm. I’m here to fill you in on what you need to know about dorms when planning on moving in.
1. The floor plans on the website don’t accurately illustrate the size of the dorm. It’s always going to be smaller than you think.
2. The pictures of the dorms on the website are nothing like what the dorms are like. Think dirtier. With worse lighting.
3. The community bathroom is smaller than you think. And dirtier.
4. Poop may be smeared on bathroom stall walls. I’m not even joking. Come on, ladies! Seriously? Who does this??
5. Dorms are FREEZING. Check to see if you’ll be able to adjust the AC in your room. If you can’t bring lots of blankets and jackets.
6. The walls are paper thin. You can hear your neighbor’s full conversations through the wall if they talk loud enough. With that, be sure to be quiet after midnight AT LEAST. People don’t like the kids who can be heard two rooms over. You’ll come off as obnoxious.
7. No matter how small the dorm, you can personalize it with little extra cost. Once you throw a poster up on the wall and add a little decor from your original room it’ll feel like a brand new little home!
8. You probably won’t be in the dorm very much, anyway. Even someone with odd social skills like myself will get out and meet a lot of new people. Meeting new people is one of the best things about college life and if you socialize you’ll end up spending more time going out and having adventures rather than sitting around on Netflix in your freezing dorm.