Students’ sudden transition from growing up in their childhood bedrooms to living on their own in foreign spaces may be overwhelming.
Mackenzie Haley said her off-campus apartment in State College is four hours away from home.
Haley (senior-communication sciences and disorders) said fairy lights from Amazon and photos of friends and family make her room “cozy.”
“I have a lot of pictures of my friends and family,” she said. “It helps motivate me while I’m away at school.”
Similarly, Aidan Sudall said he has photos from his family photo album throughout his room, which make the space more “pleasant.”