pros and cons of living in a dormitory

@babyanna (1217)
China
June 19, 2010 12:50am CST
Hi,Mylot fellows! I believe many of you have once lived in a dormitory.So what is the best thing and what is the worst thing about living in a dormitory?And why?
7 responses
• United States
21 Jun 10
The good things about living in a dormitory is that you are living close to your friends and close to your classes. If you live in the dormitories and wake up five minutes before class starts, you'll probably still make it to class on time. The cons about living in the dormitories is that it is more expensive than living off campus and you have very little space because you have to share a room with one to two other people.
@babyanna (1217)
• China
14 Jul 10
Hehe,yeah.Living in the dorm can really be convenient.Here,however,living off campus is much more expensive than living in a dorm. Thanks for sharing!Have a nice day!
@catalyser (531)
• Malaysia
20 Jun 10
Living in a dorm was the best time for me when I was in college. I had good friends, good company, and most of all, I could cram all that fun and still make it in college with flying colours. Well, there is of course the question of your self control and discipline because living in a hostel, nobody is going to tell you what can and cannot do (as long as the warden doesn't know about it and your housemates or roomates are okay with it). The cons would be privacy. Sometimes there isn't any privacy at all. I was living with 8 people in an apartment style hostel and I have to say that you could throw privacy out of the window. Heck, I once walked in on one of my housemate sleeping buck naked and it was not a pretty sight. But all in all, you should try living in a dorm at least for a while before considering an off campus accommodation. You would always have friends around you, be it to study or just having fun. Just hope to lady luck that you get really good housemates though. I knew I was going to have a really good year when the first time I walked in to my unit, my would-be housemates were playing xbox next to the drum set in the living room.
@babyanna (1217)
• China
14 Jul 10
Hehe,yeah.I have good roomies.But the next room isn't that lucky.They just can't get along with each other and it's pretty tense among these four girls.Once two of them quarrelled loudly and we were all scared and rushed to their room to calm them down.You have eight in one room?Wow,like a big family.How was it like?We only have four in one room.
• India
19 Jun 10
Hi, The worst thing is that you don't have any privacy at all. But there are more than one good things that outweigh the bad part. While living in one of those dorms you grow a few very genuine friendship, and that stays forever. People living along with you are generally expected to be helpful. You learn to share and you learn many other things. You sacrifice something for others and get something valuable in return. This is a great miniature of the social life we lead. Thanks God bless you
@babyanna (1217)
• China
14 Jul 10
Yeah,I quite agree with you.The dormitory is really a miniature of the social life.It can teach us a lot.And I think the bond between my roomies and I will last forever.We can be like real sisters after four years of living together. Thanks for sharing!Have a wonderful day!
@qianyun6 (2071)
• China
19 Jun 10
pros: independent of parents, freedom, life without prate. cons: low privacy, dirty surrounding, no delicious food, noisy roommate, difficulty in unifying life style...
@babyanna (1217)
• China
14 Jul 10
Yeah,I quite agree with the "no delicious food" part.After living in the dormitory for a semester,I get so sick of the cafeteria food and I miss the dishes my father cooks.I'm from an island and now my university is in the mainland.God knows how much I miss the seafood in my own hometown.I'm glad I am already back home.Seafood!lol!
@Archie0 (4674)
19 Jun 10
Well in many of our lives we have to go situations where we stay away from home for studying, work etc. I had lived in hostel, which was just terrible and was nothing good about it. I was just filled with lot of homosexuals in my dormitory and that was equally scary for me, being first time of anything like this. I wasnt acting funny but i had never seen such things in my life
@babyanna (1217)
• China
14 Jul 10
That is horrible.I'm so sorry to hear that.So how did it work out for you?
@breisa (165)
• New Zealand
19 Jun 10
pros: Freedom from parents and bratty siblings. cons: No one is gonna cook for you, or do laundry. :(
@babyanna (1217)
• China
19 Jun 10
Haha,yeah,that's true. I'm sick of the food in the cafeteria.Really wanna go home and eat the food cooked by my father.Yummy!Thank god that the summer vocation is on its way.Gonna be back home soon.lol!
@meemingNEW (2228)
• Philippines
19 Jun 10
I have lived in a dormitory one semester and I guess the best part of it is the amount of freedom and independence you have from your parents. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want just as long as you won't break any rule of the dorm you're living. The cons though have its fair share of a real dorm experience. Such as a not so good room mate who snores, who asks for your toothpaste and other stuffs and you don't have much privacy as you have at home. but not unless you rent your own dorm room. Also, you get distracted at times when studying. you can't concentrate that well.. I think that's just about it.
@babyanna (1217)
• China
14 Jul 10
Yeah,I think so,too.Thanks for sharing!Have a good day!