Tag Archives: Residence Hall

What to expect the first semester living in a dorm room

Greetings graduating class of 2023! Welcome to an exciting new chapter in your life! For those living in the residence halls, here are a few things to expect in your first semester living in the dorm rooms. Think of the new dorm room experience like the stages of a relationship; romance, struggle, stability, commitment, then

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Preparing for dorm room move in day

August is here already? That means fall semester is just weeks away! Next step is for you to move into your new dorm room! Here are a few tips to ensure you have a smooth process! BE PATIENT The most important thing to have during move in day. Follow the campuses procedures. It’s been built

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getting to know your roommate before the semester begins

Congratulations! You received your letter or email regarding your housing assignment and the name of your roommate. Naturally, the first thing you want to do is check their social media, right? Right. Well, we say you forego that action and try to video chat with them instead. Remember the old age, don’t judge a book

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Why being home from college for summer is wonderful

Stuck at home with no travel plans? It’s not all terrible. Here’s why being home from college for summer is wonderful. No more eating ramen all day, everyday. Don’t have to worry about your roommate or anyone else eating your food from the fridge. Can actually go to a decent restaurant instead of going to

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The case for staying in the dorms sophomore year

Congratulations! You survived your first year of college! After summer break, you have your sights on sophomore year, specifically your living situation whether to head back to the dorms or get an apartment. Here’s the case as to why you should think about living in the residence halls your sophomore year. CONVENIENCE FACTOR Freshman and

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Super bowl 2019 in the dorms

There you have it, football fans! The New England Patriots (no surprise there) and Los Angeles Rams are heading to Super Bowl 2019, and each respective fan base has plenty to be excited about. Before moving into the residence halls, you watched the Super Bowl (either at home or at a friend’s house) to revel

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Spring semester in the residence halls

So, it’s spring semester and you’re ready to venture out of your room or at least put more in more of an effort to be more social in your residence hall. Great! It’s never too late to join the party. Residence halls are more than just living spaces, they are a wonderful community that you

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Survival Suggestions for First College Move In Day for Parents

That time is finally approaching. Your child is moving out of the house for the first time to attend college. Here are a few suggestions to ensure an extremely successful move in day. Early preparation will be key to a smooth transition. There are many things to figure out before you get to school that

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All About Resident Assistants

So, you’re interested in becoming an Resident Assistant. Great! You might have serval clues as to what they do based on general observations and conversations with your own RA. Here’s the general description: A resident assistant (also variously known as a resident advisor, community assistant, resident mentor, residence don, peer advisor, community advisor, collegiate fellow,

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Easy Recipes for Friendsgiving In Your Residence Hall

So you’ve decided to host or got invited to a Friendsgiving. Great! Here are several easy recipes that hopefully won’t burn down your residence hall. Pan-seared turkey cutlets Using the residence halls’ ovens for a full size turkey can be done but not the best place to leave for an extended period of time. Make

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