College Series: Done with Dorm Life

This past Wednesday marked my last day of the traditional college experience. On Wednesday afternoon I took my last final of the 2017 Spring semester, packed up my dorm, and drove off campus for the last time this year. As I left, I left behind some of the independence that comes with being a young …

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Should they stay or should they go? Psychologists weigh in on value of freshman-only dorms

Originally published on Amherst Wire Allyson Morin, Writer | December 9, 2016 (Morgan Hughes/Amherst Wire) AMHERST — At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, first-year students are typically placed in freshman-only residential halls. Some say this experience helps to form friend groups and make connections. Others say that freshman-only dorms can breed a problematic atmosphere for the …

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