Prospective Students: LISTEN! If you don’t have a futon or a couch for you freshman year, here are some reasons why you should try to get one before you move into college.
1. Allow for a social space
Couches and futons make friends.
2. Futon = NAPS
You are going to take some naps. They are unavoidable in college. Don’t pretend you won’t.
3. You will want a place to sit besides your desk chair
Whether you are doing homework, playing a video game, or watching a movie, it is nice to have a more comfortable place to sit.
The more the merrier!
5). Gives a little bit more spunk/hominess to your room
Make the room your own!
My freshman year, I didn’t have a futon, but I have one this year as a sophomore. It has been so much better. I didn’t like taking naps in my bed, so people would always find me sleeping in the strangest places (the library, a dorm lounge, or maybe even a table). My room this year in comparison to my other room my freshman year allows for much more of a communal place, a lot of which can be attributed to the futon.
Therefore, don’t worry about space and get a futon! (Side-note: If you are living in Dykstra, due to the cluster system, you don’t need and probably won’t be able to fit a futon)
Also, you can always wait until you come to school and then you can thrift for a couch (this really makes it cheap too).
In the words or Nike, “Just Do It.”