Living in the dorms is one of the best ways to get connected on campus and participate in the full college experience. But we know not every transfer student wants or can afford to live in the dorms. Before you become envious of those who have family conveniently in the city of Salem, let’s talk about your housing options.
I legitimately have never come across anyone who lived in the dorms that didn’t talk about it with a sense of wonder and nostalgia. Why is that? It’s because there is something very unique, encouraging, challenging, and cool that happens when you live with your best friends, friends, acquaintances, and even those you can only handle in one-minute increments. Living in a community of believers also intensifies all those emotions and feelings.
Before you dismiss dorm life for “freshman” or “students whose parents are probably paying for their tuition,” take a good look at what you need to succeed. Yes, dorm life can be “expensive,” but what you gain is not searching for an apartment, not searching for a roommate, not paying every month, not paying all of your utilities, never wondering what you’re going to eat, and not having to commute to school.
There is some convenience and affordability that exists with dorm life, along with the unique and undeniable bonding that happens in the dorms. For some, living in the dorms eliminates the right amount of stress needed to focus on their studies. Is that you?
Apartments Near By or Rooms to Rent
Perhaps you’re in a situation where the dorms just aren’t the best option for you. Where do you turn? So glad you hypothetically asked! First, I recommend taking a look online at apartment complexes closest to campus. Here are three right around the corner from Corban:
- Saddle Club Apartments
- Triple Crown Apartments
- The Reserve at Hawks Ridge
Call for the latest rates, but most will be around $1,000 monthly. You can split that cost with roommates to make it more affordable. There are about 15 apartment complexes within 10 miles of campus, so there should be some good options out there. Or check out the Corban Housing Board, where you could even find a roommate.
Wherever you decide to live, make sure it will be a location that will support you in your studies rather than hinder you.
Reach out with any questions or comments here:
Jordan Lindsey | Director of Admissions
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