In college, I remember being told the number one difference between living on- and off-campus is, you don’t know your neighbors off-campus. While in dorms you flit from room to room knowing every which person down to when they use the bathroom and who they may or may not be trying to hook up with this weekend, once you go off-campus you are abandoned in a cold, stark world where people don’t make eye contact on public transportations and do not speak in elevators. This carries over into neighborly interactions.
I vowed this would not be the case when I moved off-campus. I envisioned my roommates and I baking brownies and knocking on the doors above, below, and beside us (we lived in an apartment complex). This did not happen.Read More