Tag Archives: University Housing

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Getting to know your dorm neighbors

Now that you’ve settled into your dorm room, here’s your chance  to get to know your dorm mates outside your hall mates. Here, we’ve listed some main reasons why you should start mingling with other students on campus now: Making friends, of course! Maybe you’ll become best of friends or not, but that’s completely okay.

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What to expect during move in day

Move in day is a day that puts you into a roller coaster of emotions, but mostly it’s a combination of nervous-excitement. The best way to describe it is organized chaos. Depending on the campus, ResLife manages the flow of students. By separating students move in times  into unique blocks of time(usually one hour blocks),

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What’s it like to live in the Residence Halls?

If you’re planning to live in the Residence Halls for the first time,  you’ve probably heard/read about the pros and cons of living in the dorms by now.  Feel free to take all that information under consideration, but allow me to give you my perspective on the matter (since I just so happened to have

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Preparing for the Final Stretch of Spring Semester

Welcome back! We hope everyone’s spring break was fantastic and left you all feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. We’re now into the final stretch of the semester, which means one more exam, then finals.  The final stretch of spring semester will come fast with preparing to move out, studying for  finals, finishing projects, writing essays, etc.

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Gearing up for move out season

It’s that time of year again where summer feels so close, yet so far away. While you’re off at school, DRM has been busy gearing up for end of the semester move outs. Sure, it is only February – but soon, school will be out for the summer! Before the end of the semester sneaks

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Friendsgiving In Your Dorm

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away! For those of you staying on campus that have no idea what you’ll be doing (besides binge-watching shows on Netflix)- why not plan or go to a Friendsgiving? For the uninitiated, Friendsgiving is Thanksgiving, but with friends.  So, what do you do if all your

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Staying on Campus for Thanksgiving Weekend

There are a few reasons why someone might be staying on campus for Thanksgiving Weekend. Perhaps you’re a Resident Assistant volunteering to stay in the residence halls, or you’re an international student. Who knows, maybe  you’re staying on campus because of unforeseen circumstances beyond your control. Whatever your reason for staying on campus might be,

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Living with “Quiet Hours” in a Residence Hall

One thing students will need to adjust to when living in a residence hall is “Quiet Hours.” Quiet Hours are designated time periods in which residents and guests have the responsibility of ensuring that their noise levels are in check out of respect for other residents.  Quiet hours time and policies differ for each campus,

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The Universal Language of the Dorm Room Door

The door to your dorm room is the gatekeeper to your privacy. Privacy is a precious commodity in a community space such as a residence hall but something as simple as your door can speak volumes. Let’s break down door etiquettes in dorm rooms. Door fully closed: If you know someone is inside, a door

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