Is Living off-Campus While You’re in College the Right Decision for You?

When you are about to enter college, there will be plenty of decisions that you have to make. Some will be life-changing while others are merely cursory decisions. Choosing where to live is somewhere in the middle of these two opposite ends of the spectrum. Here are some of the benefits you’ll glean from making the choice to live in UCF Off Campus Housing instead of in a college dorm.

Develop Responsibility

One of the key benefits to truly living on your own when you are college-age is that you quickly learn how to be responsible. You are the one who needs to make sure the bills are paid, you are responsible to make sure food is in the refrigerator, and you are also the one who has to keep your home clean. These are all traits you will need after you graduate and move out into the “real world.”

No Curfew

Beyond responsibility, there is also the fact that you will almost certainly have more fun in your own place than you will ever will in a dormitory. The main reason for this is that you have no curfew to which you must adhere. You can come and go as you please as well as have whatever company over that you decide to.

Stay Put In The Summer

Most campuses close in the summer and between semesters, so you must find another place to stay if you are living in a dormitory. This can be incredibly inconvenient, especially if you have a job and your family lives far away. It can leave you with no options at all. This is not true if you have your own place. You can live there as long as you are in school.

If you are interested in UCF Off Campus Housing, contact Lark Central Florida at