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.
We are all excited when we get our college acceptance letters and choose the university that we want to attend (U of A OF COURSE). The next big step after this process is preparing to leave your home, move to a new place and live in a new residence hall. This process can be complicated for some, so to make it a little easier here are some do’s and don’ts of moving into a residence hall .
Do: Talk with your roommate before you leave about who is bringing what to eliminate the doubling of items.
Living in my residence hall was such a great experience! As a sophomore I decided to move back in and live there a second time. Sophomore year I loved it even more!
After the initial “culture shock” of moving away from my parents and home state of California my residence hall became my home away from home. I baked pumpkin bread in the Yavapai kitchen, took naps on the couches in the living area and generally felt safe and comfortable there.
Living on-campus at the University of Arizona was a scary thought for me because I had never lived outside of my family’s home before. I had no idea what to expect from living in a residence hall. It also didn’t help that I had heard the many horror stories about the residence halls.