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Living on Campus

My name is Kristen, and KI just started living on the campus of Grand Valley State University. I have found it difficult to make friends even with those who live in the dormitory. What do you suggest for getting through to those who live in the same dormitory?

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Re:Living on Campus

Be social... I guess it's not that easy, in fact I know it's not, but that's the best advice I can give. Sighted people are snobs sometimes, haha, just kidding of course, but sometimes they just don't understand. I would just make it clear to them that I'm just as normal as they are. I'm not in college yet, but I ill be in like a year and a half. Are you completely blind, has disability services been helpful? Do you have a roommate or are you in a single room? I have a guide dog and colleges keep telling me, "Oh, you can be in a single room." but I'm not sure I want to do that because I don't want it to take away from the college experience. :) Hope my answer sort of helped,... lol
Thank You!

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