Posts Tagged ‘Dorm Life’

8 Pros and Cons of Living On Campus in College

Whether you are living on campus now or thinking of going back, you know there are some serious downsides to living in university-owned housing.  Personally, I feel every student should live on campus at least one year (the first year typically works best). We’ll get into the benefits of it later, but first let’s take ...

How to Live with a Terrible Roommate

Dormitory life is a keystone of the American college experience. You head off to school and sign up for classes and then spend a full year (sometimes more) in a room where you can often touch the other bed from your own. It’s an odd way to live, and often fraught with conflict. By the ...

How to Stay Safe On and Off Campus

It’s that time of the year when many young Americans decide where they will be going for college in the fall. This is a big step, especially for those who move away from home to attend college. You will live by yourself for the first time, meet a ton of new people, explore a new ...

Moving Out: Breaking Away from Parents

As you begin your first year of school, you’re feeling excited, anxious, and a whole slew of other emotions. Even knowing this, there are some things that are bound to sneak up on you, like getting sick with nobody to make soup or buy you Gatorade; having to share your important decisions with strangers; having ...

College Transitions: Dorm Life Tips for Freshmen

College Transitions: Dorm Life Tips for Freshmen

Editor’s Note: This is part five of College Transitions, a twice-weekly series of video posts brought to you by Lisa Ferguson and TYTUniversity. Living in a dorm is WAY different from living with your parents. You’ll have more freedom and more friends, but that also leaves plenty of room for drama. Here’s how to kick college off right and make ...

Dorm Room Essentials Giveaway Featuring Two Prize Packages

Hot off the heels of our Dell XPS 12 giveaway, we’re offering a great set of products and prizes to help you add to your dorm room this year. So whether you’re just starting college or moving back to your home away from home, we’ve got things every student could use. What’s special about this ...

How to Organize and Fold Clothes to Save Space [Videos]

How to Organize and Fold Clothes to Save Space [Videos]

You know that your closet is for hanging clothes and your dresser is for folded clothes; but the clothes-folding process can be obnoxious, so grabbing some old hangers from the laundromat and letting them swing is much easier — or is it? If you use a proper folding technique, you could actually put your clothes ...

How To Improve Your Dorm Room

If you’re living in a college dorm, chances are your room is awful. I know mine was. Heck, it’s supposed to be, but you get used to it. You’re comfortable and it’s college. That’s fair. What if I told you that you could make your room much better without working any harder. Would you panic? ...

How to Avoid Becoming a Hoarder in College

One of the coolest things about coming to college includes all of the free stuff that you’ll get over the years. So many different organizations, clubs, departments, and offices are willing to put a lot of money into giveaways for students just to get their name out there. It’s a win-win situation because college students ...

Getting Along With Your Roommate

It’s not always easy moving into a 3×5 index-card-sized room with a complete stranger, but millions of students do it every fall. Coming from different financial, cultural, and religious backgrounds can add fuel to the fire, or, can create a match made in heaven. Whether you’re best friends from the moment you set eyes on ...

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