Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog post by Kettering freshman Charles ‘Chaz’ Mancino. Chaz, who is from Fredonia, NY, and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering, will occasionally post his thoughts about his Kettering student experiences on Life at Kettering.If you’d like to write a guest blog post, e-mail jmurphy(at)kettering(dot)edu. Chaz’s other posts: Post 1 | Post 2 | Post 3 | Post 4 |Post 5 | Post 6 | Post 7 | Post 8 | Post 9 | Post 10 | Post 11 | Post 12 | Post 13 | Post 14 | Post 15 | Post 16 | Post 17 | Post 18
The first project of any academic term? Finding a place to live.
It is one of those things that a lot of people take for granted. It is a necessity when trying to brave the elements. It is something so simple that a tent could count as it. Yes. I am talking about housing. Although it may be as simple as putting a roof over one’s head, most people who want it want walls, windows, and doors, among other things. When one is in college looking for a place to stay, it may not be as easy as keeping your room at home, especially when it is six hours away.
However, there are plenty of solutions for this housing crisis at Kettering University. One could choose the residence hall known as Thompson Hall, any of the nearby apartments or houses, or Greek life housing. For this academic term, I chose to live in a house with friends. Although each housing option has its pros and cons, living with friends is nice because everyone knows and trusts each other. Unlike a residence hall room where one just has to worry about locking his or her own room, one has to lock the door to the house since there are more than one person’s belongings inside.
Although it may seem like there are a lot of housing options to choose from, it can be difficult to make living arrangements. Who is available to live with? Where is housing available? What extra costs are there? What supplies are provided? The list goes on. Yet since Kettering University is so small, it is easy to find a roommate or two and a place to live. Nearly everyone in each section knows each other and perhaps one can find roommates through mutual friends. In addition, there are plenty of apartments and houses around campus that rent out to students all year long. With that said, although housing may create hype before the beginning of each academic term, it is a challenge that can be easily hurdled. Now, if only finding housing for work term was this easy…