How to be a college ‘resimuter’

Oct 2, 2013 by

By Heather Derenick  –

An alumnus of my university, who was a commuter student like me, said that those who spend the majority of time on campus are not really commuters at all, but rather “resimuters,” commuters who are in every way like a resident except aren’t given a room of their own to sleep in.

If you want to save money, or live at home for other reasons, being a commuter student at college is not only possible, but it can be a great experience.

Being a commuter wasn’t my first choice. In fact, I was a resident for a semester at a different institution before finances caused me to move back home and go to a closer university. Before the semester started, I began to ask myself the questions: What would I do and where would I go between classes? How would I meet people? Was I going to feel a part of the university community?

After a few days of wandering aimlessly around campus feeling lost and alone, I decided I needed to find a way to make the university my home away from home.

via How to be a college ‘resimuter’.

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