Many of the schools here in the District will be welcoming students back over the next two weeks, so let us be among the many to say, welcome! Those of you living off-campus have gotten an extra special welcome with an article in today’s Washington Post: Rules Trail Raucous Students Off-Campus.
Certainly, not all of you living off-campus are rowdy, beer guzzling party animals, but some of you do go a overboard. Let’s be honest with one another. What we need for you to remember here at DCRA is that there are rules that you have to follow when you live in off-campus housing as well. When you live off-campus, you are a District resident, so you have to abide by the same rules as everyone else living in the city–meaning, no ridiculous noise-levels and no trash and debris all over the grounds of your place–among other rules you’ll need to remember.
Make every attempt to be respectful to those living around you and who knows, maybe one of your neighbors will invite you over for a great homecooked meal like mom used to make……okay, maybe that’s not going to happen, but you can dream can’t you?