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3 Things I Love About Living On Campus my First Year

April 6, 2022

By Ann Cui – Carolina Housing Marketing Intern 2021-2022 

As a freshman, I applied for the BLUE Residential Learning Program (RLP), which  provides space and opportunity for innovation, creation, and collaboration within a living community through a partnership between BeAM, Carolina Housing, and the Entrepreneurship Center for the Kenan-Flagler School of Business. While living in Carmichael, I made a lot of friends, and appreciated the help of my RA. Now, allow me  to share the top three things I love about living on campus with you! 

1. There are so many fun activities held at Carmichael. 

Carolina Housing will hold events  throughout the year, encouraging residents to join and have fun. During my freshman year, two events I enjoyed the most were the Pumpkin Painting at Halloween and the Tie Dye event. My friends and I had a good time!  

2. There are multiple resources you can use living on campus. 

At Carmichael, there are plenty of activity rooms that residents can reserve and use for their own purpose. For example, sometimes I reserve a room to hold an event for my organization, and sometimes my friends and I prepare for our final exams in it. There are other resources at Carmichael, too. It is the only  residence hall that has a Makerspace in it. As a member of BLUE RLP, we had a lot of workshops related to business innovation at the Makerspace. All the equipment there, such as the 3D printers,  are also free for all the students to use, even if you don’t live in Carmichael 

3. The location of my residence hall is excellent! 

I am majoring in Media and Journalism (MEJO) and Information and Library Science (INLS), so most of my classes are on north campus. The location of Carmichael is at the center of the campus, and I can walk everywhere. It takes me 10 minutes to walk to the undergraduate library and around 15 minutes to my classrooms. 

My first-year on campus connected me with an amazing community!

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