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Did your parents help you move into your freshman college dorm?

Response Percent Votes
48% 324
28% 192
I lived at home during college.
11% 80
I didn’t go to college.
11% 74
Total 670


yoornotmee 5 years, 8 months ago

"What if you never lived in a dorm, nor your parents in college?""Living at home" doesn't have to mean that you lived with your parents. "Home" for me is not my parent's house; it's my house. My parents don't live in my home - just me, my husband, a small herd of animals, and our baby that's on the way.


classclown 5 years, 8 months ago

Bassetlover young people today are so used to having everything done for them though.


Bassetlover 5 years, 8 months ago

Never, ever occurred to me to ask them, after all they seemed so much older than I was! And you didn't ask your elders to do manual labor like that. My, how things have changed.


autie 5 years, 8 months ago

Hardly..didn't have the pleasure to live in dorm..but when I took off for KU,, Pop gave me a tank of gas and check and wished me the best of luck.


starbucks 5 years, 8 months ago

Lab and Py--Nontraditional students are annoying as h3ll.


Pywacket 5 years, 8 months ago

Yeah--they really need a "none of the above" choice. I had to work at menial jobs for quite a few years while taking night classes at a CC before I could afford to quit my day job (at KU, by then) and go to school full time (at KU). I'd been living on my own since I graduated high school at 17. I totally missed out on all the usual social experiences of new students.The upshot, I guess, is that I was a very serious student and graduated with highest honors. But I would like to think that I'd have done the same if I could've started out right when I was 17.I don't think my situation was all that unusual. Lots of people come from families that have no idea how to send the kids to college--much less any resources to help them with. I'm just glad my kids don't have to struggle the way I did. (Just moved child #2 into a dorm this weekend.) I still regret not being able to go to school right after I graduated.


labmonkey 5 years, 8 months ago

What if you never lived in a dorm, nor your parents in college?


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