Look around you. UH has one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, filled with a diverse array of students working to better themselves and the world they live in. Why not make this place your home away from home?
Whether you’re in it for the naps or for the friends, there are a variety of wonderfully unique things you can only experience when you live on campus.
Sweet, sweet sleep
When you live on campus, waking up an entire hour before your 8 a.m. class really feels like you’re over-doing it. If it takes 5 minutes to brush your teeth and 5 minutes to walk to class, well, you do the math.
You don’t have to factor in the massive amount of time it takes for commuters to find parking after sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic all morning. Remember these poor souls each time you blissfully hit that snooze button and roll over.
Maybe you’re the fifth of six children, and independence isn’t anything new to you. Your parents are old and totally over it. Or perhaps you’ve lived your entire life without washing a single load of laundry, and now you’re on your own. In either case, on-campus living gives you the kind of independence that encourages 3 a.m. waffles at Denny’s on any given morning. You deserve to come across that delicious regret on your own terms.
While campus offers an incredible variety of flat surfaces conducive to napping, there’s nothing quite like visiting your own cool, quiet bed for a quick refresher. There’s no chance of wasting that hour break you left between classes when Alejandro, your handsome young body pillow, is waiting within walking distance. Take that five-minute stroll and relax in the middle of the school day.
Do you smell it? That smell — that smelly smell that smells… smelly. That’s the smell of learning. If you’re reading this on campus right now, then you’re covered in it. Campus housing puts you in close proximity with everything you could possibly need to succeed.
Not only are you conveniently located near your professor’s lonely office hours, there are free walk-in tutoring services offered across campus for all majors. On top of that, you have easy access to the campus recreation center, UH Wellness, Counseling and Psychological Services and the A.D. Bruce Religion Center. Nothing contributes more to success than a healthy mind, body and soul, and living on campus can make that easier.
Myriad food options
If you’re living on campus, chances are you have a meal plan. Embrace it. Such a tantalizing variety of food will never be this conveniently located and easily accessible ever again. And plus it’s buffet-style, with all-you-can-eat or store in your fridge for later.
If you’re not tied to a meal plan, you can easily fill yourself on reasonably priced Bullrito’s, Jimmy John’s and Chinese Star. And while you’re there, there’s no reason you can’t top off each meal with a voluptuously frosted cupcake from The Nook.
Coffee — a college student’s best friend — is also easily accessible in more than five spots around campus including Starbucks, Einstein’s Bagels and The Nook. If, by some miracle you roll out of bed an extra 15 minutes earlier than usual, grab a cup on your way to class. You’ve got time.
On-campus living means you’re one of nearly 6,000 students who call UH home. For starters, you already have something in common with everyone: you’re students. On top of that, you share all the perks of living on campus. Your future soulmate may live next door. And as far as roommates go, what could possibly be more intimate than sharing a bathroom?
And even when you find yourself at odds with the people you live with, you can still learn a lot about yourself and what you value in others. Is your roommate a difficult person, or are you? What makes the way she eats yogurt so impossible to handle? Nothing makes you appreciate your real friends more than dealing with horrible people.