Just outside the wrought-iron gates of Yale’s residential colleges lies a world of gas stoves, queen-sized beds, and real living rooms; A world where no residential college master will break up your party and you will never be sexiled by a drunken roommate. But new freedoms and new burdens come hand in hand: get ready for cranky landlords, leaky faucets and shoddy heating. Current apartment—and house—dwellers weigh in on the ups and downs of life beyond the entryway. Welcome to off-campus living.