Hey Future Choctaws! It's the A-Team here, also known as Andrew and Ashton, here to talk about the beauty that is living on campus! Freshman housing sign up has been open for a while now and we wanna get hyped about living on campus! Let's do this.
Andrew is a junior who lives in New Men's Hall and Ashton is a sophomore who lives on Latimer Webb (we call it Lat Webb). We have both lived on campus for the entirety of our MC careers, and we've learned that out of all the benefits of living on campus it comes down to two things: community and convenience.
Side note: terrycloth is a real thing and it's terrifying (see Andrew's shirt) and also yes, Ashton's shirt has Spongebob on it and no, we don't normally dress like this.
The people on your hall will be a large contributing factor to your college experience. That being said, be a good hall-mate. You determine your level of involvement. Go to Residence Life events. Prop your door open. Ask your neighbors to go to Taco Bell with you. Split a pizza with your friends. Stay up watching Netflix and doing homework.
We are made for community. God said that it wasn't good for Adam to be alone and made a partner for him. On a universal level, we need other people to survive. Iron sharpens iron. (Genesis 2, Proverbs 27:17) The Residence Hall is a great place to practice living with other people. Everything won't always be perfect, but it really is one of the unique things about your time as a college student. "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." Romans 12:18
The school has several opportunities for you to be involved without even leaving your Residence Hall. My favorite Res Life events in New Men's this year have been Karaoke Night and Dominos Pizza Night.
It is a beautiful thing to be able to sleep until fifteen minutes before class and still make it there in time. This, my friends, is why living on campus is one of the most convenient things in the world. As two people who live, work, and attend class in the same place, we get to reap all the benefits of on campus housing and we love it.
On MC's campus, we have food, shelter, and friends-- all the things you need to be happy. We have the Caf, Pimentos, and 1826 as well as two coffee shops. There are places to study, to hangout, and (most importantly) to sleep. Living in MC's Residence Hall puts your life at your fingertips.
Nothing on our campus is more than seven minutes apart, which is great news for all of us always-late people. Meaning if you leave something in your Residence Hall, you'll never be too far away to go back. If you don't like what you're wearing, you can go change. If you need coffee, you can always find some, whether in your room or from the Commons. The convenient aspects of on campus living are endless.
So there you have it. Living on campus isn't perfect, but it is a place where community and convenience collide. Living in the Residence Halls has been a positive experience for us, and we hope it is for you too.
Happy roommate searching and may the odds be ever in your favor.
Andrew & Ashton
Swannanoa, Lions, Wizards
PS: It's actually that time of year to sign-up for housing. If you haven't gotten your housing squared away, take care of that online now!