Living in the house is a GREAT transition to off campus living. It can be hard to go from a dorm (where you get to see all of your friends daily and have cool amenities like an ice machine and kitchen on your hall) to an apartment. The Phi Beta Chi house is a step up from the dorms in many ways, yet also shares similarities (yes, we too have an ice machine….I like ice).
YOU HAVE A PERSONAL CHEF. I REPEAT. A PERSONAL CHEF. I mean, if that is not living like a Beverly Hills housewife than I don’t know what is. And the food is great!
Let’s be real, Chapter can be really long, and after all that it stinks to walk all the way back to south campus. BUT, never fear! If you live in the house, you can just run downstairs to your room and hop into bed. (Also means you can rock pajamas on Wednesday at chapter as well).
4. The Fortified Sisterhood
You get to meet and live with your sisters. We have all become even closer since living together and many of the girls are choosing to live together again next year! You will make life long bonds and get to hang out with your friends all the time. It’s like a never-ending sleepover!
You got a car? You got somewhere to park it! Parking is ATROCIOUS at Chapel Hill. So by living in the house you can always have access to your car to go to cook out, church, your grandmas, your BFF’s, your BF’s, the craft store, campus, coffee shops, the grocery, ANYWHERE!
You can get all the puppy lovin’ you need! We have the cutest house dog in the world (shout out to Josie)!
7. Stranger-free House
I know that as a sophomore, my parents were still very concerned about my safety! But, the house is very secure. We have a coded door and alarms on the downstairs hallways! So no need to worry about Stranger Danger in this home!
8. The bus is literally across the street!
I’m pretty lazy. So it’s convenient that I only have to take about 20 steps to the bus stop. However, if I am feeling particularly sparky, campus is only a 15 min walk-super close!
9. Dolla, dolla bills
To be honest, getting an apartment is expensive! By living in the Phi Beta Chi house my sophomore year, I saved a lot of money and stress by not having to buy furniture and kitchen supplies!
10. The timing is just right!
Most apartment/houses love when you sign a two-year lease instead of just one. SO, by living in my sophomore year, I have been able to find a house and sign a lease for a house my junior and senior year. Less stress the better my friends.
So go sign a lease to live in! Best decision I’ve made this year!