Take a look around your bedroom. I'll bet things are pretty cozy there. Granted, it may look chaotic with piles of stuff randomly distributed here and there, but it's comfortable for your needs and it's home. This is where you probably do your deep thinking, connect with the world using your phone and computer, and -- most importantly -- sleep! But if you just graduated from high school and are heading to college this fall, you're in for The Thrill of The Dorm, as I refer to it.
Almost all incoming first-year collegians are required to live on campus. There's a reason for that. Colleges want their newly minted students to establish a connection with the school, as well as have to close physical proximity to all the resources and social opportunities on campus.