Part of living on campus is being able to eat all of the delicious food that the Dining Halls serve. That is if the school actually does serve good food. This is something one study when searching for colleges to attend. Nevertheless, Dining Halls are great places to eat at, and here are a couple reasons why.
The fact is that most, if not all, universities require students who are living in their dorms to also but a corresponding meal plan. Because of this, the fact that the only action that is required to buy food is a quick scan of your ID. This may not seem like the biggest advantage of eating in the Dining Hall but it does help your wallet feel a bit heavier. Without having to pay for every meal, the constant fear that you are running out of money is not as overbearing as it usually is after every purchase you have made at other restaurants and stores. However, this anxiety may transfer to running out of your school’s currency for food. Even though you have already paid for money to be put on your account for food, it is still a very real fear to run out of money. At least the worry here, as said before, is not concerning your personal funds.
There may not be many people out there who enjoy loud and filled rooms, and that is understandable. However, for some, the noise and clashing are what notifies them about their place at college. They are not alone, and many people around them may be suffering from the same things they are. It may be a silly part about eating in Dining Halls, but it does not mean it is untrue. The aspects of school that strengthen your resolve are never for naught, and if the Dining Hall’s atmosphere helps you, so be it.
There are also practical benefits to eating at the Dining Halls. For one, Dining Halls are located on campus. Therefore, the distance needed to acquire food to sustain your never-ending study halls and all-nighters is never too far away. In fact, even though there may be designated times for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, snacks and chips should be on sale from open to close. This means there is never a lack of source for food on campus. That being said, it may not be the healthiest thing to only eat snacks and chips. Still, as a college student and adult, the choice is up to you.
The quickness from the Dining Hall to your class is also one of the benefits of eating at the Dining Hall. It may be a common sight to see a student, if not many, running across the campus from the Dining Hall to their class with a snack in their mouths as they are running. Logically speaking, it may not be the best idea to spend all your time picking a snack for your three-hour class and leaving only a minute to actually get to your class. Still, the chances remain in your favor with the Dining Hall being on campus. If you had to drive or walk to a nearby convenience store, you may not even go if it means risking missing your class or may even go and end up skipping your class, losing important knowledge and lesson from class as well as wasting the money you are paying for your tuition.