In many universities, dorms are essential parts of the experiences. Many freshmen and sophomores need to live in the campus area. It’s the place for students to live and interact with one another. There are many factors that we need to consider. Some of the basic components are money, clothing and food. In general, students eat most of their meals in the dining hall. These dining halls are often designed and set up using buffet-style arrangement. There should be plenty of foods available for students. There could also be salad bar for students to get vegetables and hot entrees. Universities also allow students to get made to order sandwich and a bowl of soup. Depending on the university, there are different food selections inside the campus area. Sellers could also be allowed to set up their food kiosks in the campus area, allowing students to get fresh pastry and cappuccino in the morning not far from their classes. Burgers and pizzas could also be available for busy students who need a boost of energy.
Many dorms allow students to purchase food from nearby grocery stores and keep it in the room. Snacks can be convenient during the night, when students need something that they can eat while studying with friends. Making late-night sandwich with peanut butter and bread should be quite practical to do. It should be noted that many freshmen deal with the stress of living in a new environment by eating more than usual. It is not common for them to gain 10lbs or more during the first year. In this case, it is important for students to choose healthier, low-calorie selections. While students are at school, it is important for them to keep a healthy habit. During the weekend, they should run or walk around the campus area to improve their fitness and burn some excess fat. Some universities allow students to lift weight, run on tracks and swim in the campus area.
In general, students should bring proper clothing depending on the location of the university. As an example, a place could have a wet summer or rather cold winter; so students should be prepared to deal with most likely weather in the area. In this case, it is important to avoid bringing too many clothes. In general, students should dress casually by wearing T-shirts, sneakers, jeans and something similar. It should be enough to bring only one dressy outfit for special occasions. It is a good idea to visit the university before moving to the dorm, to know how students choose their clothes. Near the university, there should be multiple clothing stores that provide various items with lower prices. Many students never deal with dirty laundry, so they should be trained how to operate washers and dryers located near the dorm. This is an important basic skill to allow students wash their own clothes, instead of sending dirty laundry back home. There are many things that students can do to make their lives more comfortable.