With everyone freaking out about housing, it’s important to remember that no matter where you are, you will be fine. Living on CoRo does NOT mean you will never go to parties and be a social outcast. You are literally five minutes from Lower. That being said, let’s examine the best parts of living up on College Road:
1. Communal bathrooms
There’s something to be said about having communal bathrooms. Mainly, that you don’t have to clean them. Figuring out a schedule for everyone to clean is hard enough, let alone dealing with people who don’t want to clean the bathroom at all. Putting that off another year is definitely something to be appreciated.
2. No noise
This might not sound like a huge perk, but come next semester and finals week, the new CoRo residents will be grateful they don’t have to deal with huge crowds of people walking outside their dorms at 3 A.M. on any given night yelling or singing at the top of their lungs.
3. Relaxed environment
Anyone can tell you that getting written up on CoRo is pretty rare. Unless there’s something completely out of control, chances are the residents are not dealing with stressed RAs who have to deal with entire dorms violating noise levels and residents with a party on every floor.
4. Smaller community
While most of the sophomores are on Lower, there’s still a large amount on CoRo. Having traditional style rooms gives residents the opportunity to make friends with their floormates.
5. Newton to CoRo is still an improvement
Coming from Newton, main campus will always be an improvement. Plus, Newtonites will get to experience all the possible types of housing BC has to offer.
6. Closer to classes
Seriously classes are five minutes away, two if sprinting. Schedule all classes in Stokes and moving past the quad, other than on weekends, won’t ever be necessary.
7. The dining hall is closer
Speaking of close, Mac is right across the street. When leaving the Mods or any party on a weekend, going to Lower for Late Night means dealing with huge crowds of people, police officers, and rowdy students. If residents are already going home, they’ll see that going to Mac means substantially shorter lines and a much cleaner eating area.
8. Living with only one person is easier
Going from one roommate to seven can be a stressful and often difficult transition. Getting a quad or even a double on CoRo means getting used to living with a new person or even the same roommate in a stress-free environment.
9. Living with one person you know is better than six people you don’t know
Living with friends can be fun, living with strangers could be a challenge. Filling a suite with random people might get you to Lower, but on CoRo residents most likely are living directly with people they already know and are friends with.
10. You will get over it
Honestly, the worst part about CoRo, is finding out that after a stressful week of housing, there was nothing else that could be done. Living with friends is important, because what matters is who you’re living with, not where.
School, major and year: A&S, Economics, 2015
HometownRancho Cucamonga, California
What makes the Gavel so BANGin’? We keep it fresh. It’s drippin with swagger and is home to some of the coolest cats on campus. The Gavel is always fun and I’ve met nothing short of amazing people and writers here.
You have 24 hours to give prospective students a tour of BC and convince them to enroll. How do you spend the day? I’d start by getting some coffee and a personalized omelet at Mac. Then we’d go lose our voices at a football game and wear our super awesome Superfan shirts. We would then go see one of the amazing Acapella groups perform. We’d get some Mac N Cheese from the Rat for lunch. We would go see My Mother’s Fleabag for an awesome good time. Then we’d take a break and visit the dorms (i.e. sit in my room and watch Mean Girls…because Mean Girls.). We would then go to a hockey game, then to the Mods, and end the night at Late Night.
If you could go back in time and give yourself a pep talk the night before you moved into BC as a freshman, what is the most important piece of advice that you would give to your former self? Eat your vegetables and take a lot of pictures.
What is your favorite study spot on campus? The Rat
What is your go-to meal at Late Night? That delicious Simply Orange juice the dining halls always have stocked. This and a personal pizza topped with ketchup. Judge all you want, but ketchup on pizza is the best thing to happen since Game of Thrones.
What is the #1 most played song on your iTunes? “I Always Knew” by the Vaccines
What is the best Halloween costume that you have ever worn? I was Minnie Mouse as a kid. Not trying to brag, but I rocked the ears off that costume.
If you could only eat at one restaurant for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Del Taco
If you could befriend the main characters from any TV show or movie, who would you choose and why? Easy. Harry Potter. (I’m assuming) I’d get to go to Hogwarts, be a wizard AND be friends with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. It’s a win win, for me anyway. If I can’t be a wizard then i’d be friends with the main characters from This Is The End.