Freshman year will be the time of your life; you are away from home and all the rules you have ever known, amongst thousands of your peers, and you have the freedom to move about as you please. You will find yourself busy getting acclimated to your HBCUs campus culture and making memories that will last you a lifetime.

As you pack to head off for the year, we encourage you to leave one prized possession behind. It has 4 wheels, a horn, and it is foreign if you’re fancy – your car. Having a car on campus will prevent you from fully embracing life as a freshman and here are five reasons why:

5Gas money

Having gas money is a worry you do not need. Though gas prices have been significantly reduced lately, there will be plenty of time later in life to fill up the car of your choosing. Also, money for gas is not the not the only expense associated with having a car on campus, simply maintaining a car is expensive! Leave your car at home.