MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — Transitioning into college life can be challenging, especially if you’re moving far away from home for the first time, but there’s one dorm on the campus of Linfield College that’s making it a little easier.

They’re now allowing students to have pets inside their dorm.

This is the first year the school has allowed students to have pets inside their dorms. School leaders did research on how to help students feel more comfortable and they found this could be one way that would make students transition into college a little easier. 

So far students who live in Jane Failing Hall have been enjoying being able to bring something personal from home like a pet.

“It's been a big learning experience for us. We've been trying new things to see what the pets are going to enjoy, as well as the residents,” says Hannah Curry, a Junior who lives inside Jane Failing Hall.

Obviously students can’t bring any pet with them to college. They have rules. All pets have to be vaccinated and they can’t weigh more than forty pounds. Most of the pets are cats, dogs a hamster and even a rabbit too.

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