I’ve known for a while now that living in a dorm wasn’t working for me. Campus life just definitely wasn’t my style.
I’m not one for parties, or even study groups really. I’m more of a lone wolf. I like to study in quiet, and alone time is important to me.
Being in a dorm, there are people around constantly. There is always noise, and you can never get your room dark.
For me personally, I was place in the honors college dorms even though I wasn’t in the honors college. This made me feel like an outcast. Everyone in my dorm had classes together, and had group outings as the honors college group. Then there was me, who had a completely different schedule and very little in common with any of them.
This makes living in the dorms even harder for me. I never felt welcomed. I never had a moment free of anxiety.
So on Monday, I went to the office of student accessibility. I have accommodations through this office, listing my anxiety and depression. They allow me to leave class if I feel panicked and other small adjustments like that. I was told that by going through their office I would have the best chance of getting out of my lease.
Only a day later, I received an email saying my request was denied.
So I feel trapped. I feel disappointed.