I lived at the Morrison Hall residence (in University College) during my first-year of university. I loved every minute of it.
Here’s a short recap of my residence experience!
“So… now what?”
That was the first question that came to mind when I plopped on my bed for the first time, sans parents, sans anyone.
But don’t worry, I came to good terms with this independence pretty quickly. Want midnight bubble tea? You got it. Want to sleep through class? You got it. (Though that is a dangerous one, I must advise.)
I loved living in a single dorm without roommates. It was a safe space for me to recharge after a day of socializing. Great for an introvert like myself.
“Friends! I need friends!”
Don’t worry, everyone in residence is there to make friends. Even the nice cashiers at Rezzi’s (the cafe in Morrison Hall).
I made one of my closest friends during frosh week by knocking on his door and asking him to play frisbee. I’d totally recommend doing this as an easy and fun way to meet your floormates.
Some things I wish I knew
Finally, here’s a fast list of things I wish I knew before moving onto res:
- Laundry machines are not difficult to use, so don’t stress about it.
- Bring an ethernet cable if you’re streaming lectures!
- You can deliver packages to res. They are collected by the Porter (the person at the front desk) and you will receive an email notification to pick them up.
2nd year Computer Science | Life @ U of T Digital Storyteller