CT Housing Guide
VCU is a unique school in hundreds of ways, primarily because of its urban-centered campus. While this is a great place for students to become acclimated to city living, it can make the transition from on-campus to off-campus housing a bit more difficult than on other campuses. VCU doesn’t require students to live on-campus, and has a lottery system for upperclassmen housing, so finding off-campus housing is the route many students take.
Perhaps one of the most jarring changes college presents to young students is that they must learn to deal with a roommate. With all that newfound independence, it can be difficult coming to terms with living in close quarters with someone else.
When students first walk into a new dorm room, they are greeted with a dull, barren space. In a way, it is a blank canvas ready to be painted with their personality and style.
There’s plenty of reasons that somebody may have for wanting to live off-campus. They can find a cheaper option than the upper class dorms, they don’t have to abide by the rules of the dorms, and they can customize the space however they’d like.