So you’ve been admitted to the UA – that’s just step one. Now that you’re in, it’s time to complete step two: filling out your housing application ASAP! If you’ve received that acceptance letter, in the mail, or online, then you don’t have to wait – for financial aid, friends, or even your final decision to enroll – to reserve a room on campus.
Freshman year comes with many exciting opportunities, one of which is the freedom of living by yourself, or with a roommate, in one of the many residence halls offered on campus. Living in the residence halls is a great experience. I met some of my best friends in the residence hall I lived in freshman year, but the fun really begins to start in later in your college career when it is time to move off campus.
After 13 college applications, 9 school visits, and 1 plane ride, I stepped outside the rental car agency for the first time in Tucson, Arizona. A hot burst of wind smacked me in the face. I was startled at first but after a few minutes, I adjusted to the temperature and felt somewhat at peace with the heat on my skin.
When I think about why I came to the University of Arizona, one reason in particular sticks out to me the most. I have lived all over the county, but I ultimately found my home here at the UA. I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and have moved nine times since then; I have lived on the east coast, the west coast, and in the south, all of which are extremely different from one another.
Everyone’s college experience is different, but one thing we all have in common is that we all start off as a nervous freshman. While each individual experiences freshman year differently, there are a few commonalities that are true for everyone. So what can you expect from your freshman year? Well, for one, you are guaranteed to make new friends. Living in the dorms forces you to socialize, whether you want to or not.