I really liked living on campus when I first came here because I did get a sense of that community aspect, and there was always someone I felt like I could talk to. There were always people hanging out in the study halls or in the lobby, and if you wanted to come and watch a movie, you could. And it was just a really great community atmosphere.
I think it's the best thing you could possibly do as a freshman because you're coming up here, and you don't know anyone, usually. And you may have a random roommate, you may come up with a best friend, but you just meet so many people that you would have never had the opportunity to meet. Through your major or through clubs or fraternities and sororities. So it gives you the chance to get outside of your shell and meet people, I met my best friend that I live with now.
So there's three main types of residence halls on campus. So we have the traditional, which is your community style, community showers. We have pod style or apartment style, that's where you live in a suite, so you may share a bathroom with two or three other people. And then we have what we call hotel style where you have your own bathroom in the room, and all of those vary in location and price range.
I would say the dining options are pretty convenient because they're all really central and localized on campus. So the main option that we have, The Caf, is really close. In the main point of campus, we have Panda Express, Moe's and Burger 256, which are great options.
Living on campus to me is really building a community of friends and a network because I wouldn't be as involved as I am now, unless I had those friends to start off early on.