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November 19, 2017

“Rooms that we have lived in”

Rooms, The Mamas and the Papas

As I’ve started packing for Thanksgiving Break, I couldn’t help but look around my dorm room and think about how much I love living here on campus.

I’ve actually lived on campus for my entire time here at UR & although I freely admit that some residence halls are nicer than others, I am so happy that I chose to stay on campus.

And here’s why.

First of all, it’s easy to do.

Although the university doesn’t guarantee housing past your first year, it is relatively easy to live on campus as long (or as short) as you want.

There are even a ton of different options to choose from.

There are singles, doubles with a suite bathroom, and even triples if you can’t decide which friend you want to live with.

If you’re looking for a little extra space you can get an apartment on campus.

Although the newer Gateway Apartments tend to be favored over the slightly older University Forest Apartments (or UFAs), both sleep four and have their own kitchen and living room space.

Regardless of where you live on campus, all housing options have their own heating and air conditioning units, and the bathrooms are cleaned at least once a week by UR staff.

Honestly, the real question is why wouldn’t you want to live on campus while you’re a student here at the university.

Of course, different people want/need different things, but I personally have really enjoyed living on campus all four years.

And I’m pretty sure here at UR, that’s actually the dorm.

Hi my name is Maren and I'm a freshman at the University of Richmond. I was born and raised right outside of Dallas, Texas and have consequently heard every Texas stereotype you can think of. I'll go ahead and put on record that I don't wear cowboy boots nor have I ever ridden a horse to school. I love to travel and have to date been to over twelve different countries, including Israel, Peru, and Hungary. I'm a huge history buff and collect random history trivia like old ladies collect cats. I also enjoy reading and watching movies/tv equally, although the subject matter and depth of each fluctuates often. Toss in the fact that I'm a Sagittarius and fluent in three different types of sarcasm and you'll have more than enough information to navigate my diary entries for the rest of the year.

Why UR?

Why UR? It was the summer of 2011 and I was just wrapping up an internship in DC. When I mentioned how much I loved the area, my boss recommended that I look at the University of Richmond for college. Fast forward about two years and you have me on my first tour of the campus thinking, "If inanimate objects had souls, the University of Richmond would be my soulmate." While visiting UR I became smitten with its red brick architecture, awed by its dedicated faculty, and enticed by its massive dessert bar in the main dining hall. Richmond's location in a metropolitan area with world-class museums, theaters, and other cultural necessities (like Target) all while having a true separate campus community was a dream come true. All this and more is why I applied Early Decision, and I haven't looked back since.