One of the most exciting parts of college is your first apartment. You will more than likely have your own bedroom so you can have a place to sneak off and have time alone away from your roommates. The extra space also means that you can probably find a quiet place to study in the convenience of your own home. Living off-campus will help you be more responsible. You will be in charge of paying bills, cleaning house, grocery shopping, and cooking.

Living off-campus, can also make feel more secluded. You may not be as involved with campus activities as you would if you lived on-campus. Cooking with friends is a great way to stay connected and less isolated. 

We have some tips and tricks for living off-campus: