By Noah Stout
Junior in the College of Liberal Arts
All students face issues adjusting to the new environment and stressful work load that attending college presents. When I transferred to the University of Minnesota mid-way through my freshman year, I was left to the luck of the draw for places to live on campus. Unfortunately, I was placed in a dorm VERY far away from all my classes, and that took a toll on both my academics and my social life. After my freshman year, I thought I had it figured out. After doing what I thought was sufficient research, I signed at an apartment that I was absolutely positive would be “close enough” to meeting what I wanted. Unfortunately, I was left in a similar place as the year before: both farther away from campus than I would have liked and generally out of the way. Since then, I’ve learned a few things that I wish I would have known before signing my lease.
Here are four reasons why living at the 700 on Washington will be beneficial to a student’s life style.
- The 700 offers a quiet living environment, with plenty of space to spread out and study either in your room, or in one of our many study lounges.
- It’s only a block away from campus. The 700 on Washington is closer to all my classes than most of the dorms! Forget the long walk in the winter, be at your first class in less than five minutes.
- Conveniently located in the heart of the stadium village neighborhood adjacent to many shops, restaurants, and bars. Who doesn’t want to live right next to Sally’s? Visit 700washington.com/neighborhood for more information.
- It’s a block from the light rail station (free on campus for students!), which makes getting to classes on west bank a breeze. Especially during the winter months, making the long walk across the bridge to make it to your 8am economics lecture is less than ideal. Since it’s so close to the light rail station, I can get there in only a few minutes. This also makes the occasional trip downtown easy as well!
It’s unfortunate that it took me so long to realize what an impact this can make on your life in school, but hopefully you can learn from my mistakes. When you’re searching for a place to live, don’t settle for less. The 700 on Washington, and its amenities have enabled me to be successful in school, without compromising my social life