What surprised me the most about residence was how fast the community was formed. As soon as we got into Base Camp, all the activities that we did kind of bonded out as a floor. And right after that, we just started doing things by ourselves. And I just kind of formed my own community-- made my own friends, and from there, everything in university seemed easier, just because you had that support. There's always something to do explore your interests go outside of your boundaries, it's nice to see the person you can become after residents. So the facilities, we had those study spaces that were great, I didn't have to worry about cooking, or, you know, buying groceries.
I like the fact that, you know, you have the cafe, and there's just a variety of food for you to eat. I have to say, My favorite thing about living in residence is just the sense of community, there's always somebody that just you know, ask you, if you want to hang out, there's always someone who's willing to you know, take some time out of their schedule. And I think that really just made it worthwhile. And everyday that I stay here, I realized that this is a good decision just because of all the opportunities that you encounter, and all the people that you get to meet.
I think ultimately, the thing that makes living in Lister so great is there is so much fantastic programming that's happening. You know, can be little things like watching a movie on your floor on a Friday night or whatever that may be, but just those little kind of interactions can lead to so much, and there's still a big part of that community building and that sense of belonging. And I think for me, especially those were the most valuable parts.