Living in a dormitory is a great way to interact with many different people. Your roommate may be someone who speaks a different language, or is from a community far away. Dorm life is also a way to experience independent living and the skills that come with this that will ultimately help you to learn how to live on your own while contributing to your community. Each student is expected to keep their rooms clean on a daily basis and to keep the dorms and surrounding areas clean by performing chores or details.
Depending on the configuration of your room, you may have one or two roommates. Each student has a bed, which has drawers for clothes beneath them. Each student also has a closet with hardware for locks.
Two rooms share a bathroom, which either has a shower, a bathtub or a handicap accessible shower and a toilet. The occupants of these two rooms share the responsibility to maintain and keep the shared bathroom clean and hygienic. A vanity—a counter-like shelf containing a washbasin with drawers underneath—is provided in each room. Each vanity also has a mirror and medicine cabinet to store toiletries.
The rooms also contain student desks with lamps for each occupant, shelves for personal items and a cork strip to hang posters and information.
Students should bring the following: