Enjoy DU hall life to the fullest
After a ruthless competition, now it's time to explore and discover 'The DU Campus' you cherished to be a part. Trust me, University of Dhaka's dormitories have a lot to offer. It will facilitate you with enormous opportunities and chances to explore life in the form of sharing yourself with your fellow friends. DU dormitories will let you get the chance to unite with people of assorted thoughts and to share views, ideas, arguments, and experiences.
Becoming a part of the University of Dhaka is a big achievement in it, but don't get carried away by this notion that you have achieved everything in life; rather it's the beginning of your success story. Here goes five ways how you can enjoy your DU hall life to the fullest!
Be a part of Gono Room
You might have already heard the name of Gono Room (Common Room), a room you may fear to stay seeing its chaotic environment at first, but you will be a fan of it gradually. You'll have to share your life with about 30-40 roommates, and the keyword to survive here is struggle. And very soon you'll realize that life becomes awesome with struggle.
Gono Room paves the way for you to feel the most apparent component of DU which is its diversity. Yeah, here you will get to meet the 'mini-Bangladeshi-culture' as it represents almost each class of people from every corner of the country. You will get to befriend with many people from a diverse range of backgrounds having different notions, different interests, different thoughts, and demands. Not just stay at the Gono Room, try to be a part of it. Being a part of it will nurture you in developing your social skill & organizing skill which are important life skills too.
Make late night hangouts with friends
Having a happy blending of old and new architectural trends, late night view of DU take you to a new world of imagination and dream. Catch the glimpse of the waves of late night TSC, Mall Chattar, Curzon Hall, Polashi Road, Central Library or Senate Building premises with your beloved friends, surely you'll get stuck in the bubble of your campus and forget about the outside world. Can you imagine a late night hangout in campus without cups of hot tea or munchies? Just go straight to the Polashi Road near the BUET Campus and you will find a number of makeshift stalls serving mouth-watering delicacies like bread and omelettes, fuchka, chatpati, pitha with rounds of tea which is available at any time of your late night hangouts.
Celebrate small events of life
Your university life can be filled with so many unexpected pits and peaks, twists and turns. But, if you look closely into your life, you'll find numerous events to celebrate with friends and roommates you belong. Celebrating small events of life will help you to take a break from all the usual rigors of university life. You'll have hundreds of friends in the dormitory that means you'll have thousands of events to celebrate. Arranging friends' birthday party and celebrating their success and achievements (and even their break up!) can be a great opportunity to strengthen the bond among friends. Such a small celebration can bring you back to the life!
Taste delicacies of campus cafeterias
DU's cafeterias offer highest pleasures at the cheapest possible rate. Believe me, you can make a three-month-long-plan to taste foods of Madhur Canteen, IBA Canteen, DUCSU Cafeteria, TSC Cafeteria, Science Faculty Cafeteria, Campus Shadow, DUCH café and all the cafeteria available at different dormitories. Still, there are numbers of makeshift stalls to satisfy your hunger at the premises of DU central library, Hakim Chattar, Milon Chatter offering delicacies like fuchka, chatpati, pitha, fruit juice, vegetable pakora and mushroom pakora. Be a pro-foodie to take your hall life to a new height!
Engage in extra-curricular activities
DU dormitories provide you with an enormous opportunity to engage in different club activities like debate, travel, photography, poetry, film, IT, environment, blood donation, and reading. If you enjoy learning different life skills, choose one of them that appears to be helpful, joyful and most importantly meaningful to you. Joining at least one club will let you look beyond life, extend your horizon, wander around the campus, mix with diverse people, and indulge in activities. Being residential in dormitories will facilitate to participate in different indoor and outdoor games and sports as well as enjoy the facilities available at swimming pool and central gymnasium.
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