Deciding to commute is one of the most difficult choices I had to make in college. I lived on campus my first two years, but junior year, I became a commuter. There were a lot of factors that I considered before I decided:
- I wanted an internship. The one I applied for was in Center City, which was more easily commutable from my house than from Rosemont.
- Living on campus was a life-changing experience for me, but I started considering my future off-campus. I want to have as little debt after college as possible so I can live on my own and get married.
- I am happily in a long-term relationship, and the incentive to living at home is that my time is easily balanced between my family and my boyfriend.
- Would I be able to continue playing volleyball even though I’m moving off-campus? Evening practices and night and weekend games allowed me to play junior year.