I have lived on campus for my first 3 years at Santa Clara and enjoyed it. I met my closest friends from the residence halls. But now I live off campus and am transitioning from a house to an apartment. I am excited to live with my best friends, be able to light candles, and get the "real world" feel of paying utility bills and dealing with me neighbors without the intervention of a CF. I'm glad I had the residence hall experience, but living on campus is almost too easy! The CFs are there to take care of everything, there is staff to clean and maintain the building...the only downside is the price. It is definitely cheaper to live off campus if you don't mind sharing a room!