My Off Campus Life
The thing is, as far as I can tell, my situation is pretty atypical. I'm currently living in a place called Sachem Village, which is usually graduate student housing. And that's made even more apparent by the fact that I am currently living with two PhD candidates.
And, I'll admit. When I first heard last Winter that I'd be subletting a room from them, I was a bit nervous. After all, I wasn't sure that we'd be able to get along given that I was just an undergraduate. But that wasn't the case, really at all! Turns out that one of my roommates, a Molecular Cell Biology (MCB) PhD candidate, happened to do a rotation at the lab I currently do research in, and my other roommate, an engineering PhD candidate, loves to talk about cooking with me. Unfortunately, out of respect for their privacy, I don't have any photos of that.
Regardless, just because I'm off campus doesn't mean I'm disconnected from the rest of my undergraduate friends. I still have on campus access, so I still go on picnics on the Green with my friends, study in Baker, and go to the gym. But, living off campus with my graduate student roommates has given me a new perspective, not just on seeing firsthand what it's like to live as a graduate student, since that might be in my future too, but also how everyone in Dartmouth, even graduate students, takes care of each other.