Posts Tagged ‘Roommates’

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 ...

Welcome to Your Freshman Year

For many of you out there, this may be your first semester of college, and you won’t really understand how great it is until you finally move in. Being on your own, hundreds of miles away from your own home is both scary and invigorating, as it gives you a fresh start and a chance ...

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 ...

Making The Best Of Living With Roommates

Chances are, if you’re a college student, you’ve lived with or currently are living with at least one other person. If you’re used to your own space, your own way and your own set of rules get ready for compromises and change. Living with roommates can be a ton of fun, but at the same ...

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 ...