I was really shy when I first came to college, and it definitely got me out of my shell, and yeah I met a lot of friends living on campus.
We have a lot of different Residence Life options on campus. On the Troy campus, we have a freshman dorm. It's a great place to build community. However, as you become an upperclassman on the Troy campus, we kind of have these old historical brownstone buildings. So it's kind of like living in some Victorian mansion with your best friends and it's a lot of fun.
On the Albany campus, all freshmen live a res hall. For upperclassmen, you live in e-wave suites, which basically you have your own room.
There's two bathrooms, a full kitchen, dishwasher, stove, microwave fridge, and the whole thing comes fully furnished.
It's actually really nice and I love living there.
RAs are thoroughly trained before each and every semester, they go through about one to two weeks of training. They're just there to be your support system and also a resource provider.
So you are allowed to have a therapy animal in all of our residence halls, like my roommate has a hedgehog. Pretty cute.
We have so many different meal plan options. So if you are a resident student, you are required to have a meal plan on our campus. If you're a commuter, we do have commuter options.
We have a few commuter lounges on campus. Nice little lounges that you can sit in between classes.
Freshman through seniors have free parking passes. But usually a lot of people use the shuttles.
That goes between the two campuses. It runs about every 20 minutes.
Also on the weekends, the shuttles can take you to the mall to Walmart.
I'm really, really happy that I lived on campus. I think without it, my college experience definitely wouldn't have been the same.