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Tips for getting through sicknesses at college

Tips for getting through sicknesses at college

August 14, 2014


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I can count on one hand the number of times I became sick enough to miss school growing up. When I was lucky enough to succumb some sort of ailment, I saw it as a mini-vacation. My mom would wait on me hand and foot as I lounged on the couch watching television, sleeping as much (or as little) as I wanted ...

Benefits of developing a rapport with your resident advisor

Benefits of developing a rapport with your resident advisor

August 14, 2014


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For many incoming college students, there is nothing quite as nerve-racking and overwhelming as Move-in Day. Whether you are excited, scared, or a little combination of both, the experience is similar — you are thrust into some new, unfamiliar dormitory building that you are now supposed to call home. Your ...

Discover the opportunities offered in University Housing

By Chandresh Nandani

August 14, 2014


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I personally am a huge advocate for laziness from time to time. After spending all of your time moving in, exploring campus, making friends and preparing for class nothing feels better than spending your spare time in your room.  However, just because you want to stay in your room, that doesn’t mean...

Prevention tactics for a freshman’s most common illness: Homesickness

Prevention tactics for a freshman’s most common illness: Homesickness

August 14, 2014


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While you might be prepared for common colds, there’s a whole new type of ailment to prepare for that is equally as common: homesickness. If your personality is anything like mine, you resist change. Fiercely. Short haircut? No thanks. Furniture re-arrange? Not feeling it. New drink at Starbucks? I ...

Get friendly with your floormates to start meeting people

Get friendly with your floormates to start meeting people

August 14, 2014


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When I envisioned moving into my dorm freshman year, I imagined the move-in scene from “She’s the Man,” except I wouldn’t be cross dressing as my twin brother.   In the scene, Amanda Bynes walks down the hall of her new boarding school dorm, dodging frisbees and footballs as other students bla...

Start planning your move-in now to get ahead later

August 14, 2014


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Moving is one of my least favorite things about college. It’s difficult, tiring and time-consuming. Fortunately, I’ve found ways to smoothen the moving process and reduce related stress. The move-in process, for me, starts long before actual Move-in Day. I start coordinating with my roommate about w...

Pre-class advice to start the semester on the right foot

By Chandresh Nandani

August 14, 2014


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As much as I would like to postpone the inevitable, class is coming and there is nothing (legally) we can do to stop it.  However, instead of being blind-sided by the upcoming semester, a little research can help put you in a better position to tackle the semester.  Almost every course on campus has s...