Recently I attended the overnight orientation for the college that I shall be attending in the upcoming fall semester. Many other freshmen had to…

Recently I attended the overnight orientation for the college that I shall be attending in the upcoming fall semester. Many other freshmen had to attend this orientation at my school and I have heard there are some other colleges that require such a stay. Although I must agree that it was a pleasant experience in terms of being able to meet people prior to the actual transition into college with classes and such, certain aspects irked me slightly. Perhaps it was the idea of sharing a bathroom with the floor or the fact that we had to wake up at 6 AM in the morning? Whatever it might have been, I didn’t get much sleep that night and was left rather cranky the next morning. Then it dawned on me — this is daily dorm life. Personally, I’m not dorming and I suppose it cannot be generalized to all dorms, but I am positive that dorm life is definitely not for me. Has anyone else had a memorable orientation? Or has anyone else started to question their compatibility with dorming? – Vivian