After the Move

Here’s some tips to survive dorm life. Learn the bare necessities – like being a good roommate, dealing with homesickness, maximizing your space, and organizational skills – among other undergrad things.

  • Campus Life

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on June 29, 2010

    Moving away to college is an entirely different experience than what you're used to. This guide has all the tips to help you get adjusted to your new campus life.

  • Resident Assistants in College

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on June 29, 2010

    Instead of Mom and Dad watching your back, you'll have resident assistants. Learn what they are and how they can help you during and after you make your college transition.

  • Finding Your Way Around Campus

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on June 29, 2010

    A college campus can be a large, imposing thing for the uninitiated. Some of them can be scattered across cities or multiple towns, or be the size of a small town themselves. Knowing where you are going is important because you will have classes that you need to be on time...

  • Bare Necessities on Campus

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on June 29, 2010

    You might not be able to go to your favorite hometown store anymore once you live on campus. Here are some tips on how to find the necessities once you're away at school.

  • Reusing Moving Supplies in College

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on June 29, 2010

    College is a time when many people learn to be thrifty. It might be due to apathy, the college culture, a lack of finances, or any combination of these three. There are some functional ways to reuse packing materials from your college move that will save you money and give your...

  • Dealing with Homesickness

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on June 29, 2010

    For some, going away to college is the first time they have lived away from home. It might even be the first time you've moved in your life. It is normal to feel some homesickness at some point and long to be back in a place where you were more comfortable and sure of your...

  • College Move-Out Day

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on June 29, 2010

    After you've finished a year (or a semester) at school, it is likely that you'll have to leave your dorm for some other place to live. Whether that is a friend's house, a new apartment, or back to your parents' place, you're going to be taking part in move-out day, a time...

  • Cheap Ways to Decorate a Dorm Room

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on March 6, 2013

    Moving out of your parent's house and into your own digs for the very first time is exciting. Enjoying your new-found independence, the first thing you'll want to do is make the space your own. If you find it difficult to express yourself on such a tight college student budget,...

  • Tips for Keeping Your Dorm Room Clean

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on August 2, 2013

    Dorm rooms are fairly small, even smaller than many studio apartments. The accommodations typically allocated to first-year college students aren't really what you would define as “luxurious” or even “accommodating” really. Often, you won't find much more than a pair of beds, a...

  • Dos and Don'ts of Dorm Decor

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on August 7, 2013

    College is an exciting time for many people and an experience that most kids look forward to for most of their early lives. For the majority of incoming freshmen, moving away to college will be the first time living away from home, and while most dorm rooms are no bigger than...

  • How to Repair Dorm Room Damage

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on October 2, 2013

    Accidents happen and sometimes you knick a floor or wall while you're at school. Learn how to make small repairs in order to avoid fees when you move out.

  • Tips for Staying Healthy While Living at College

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on March 28, 2014

    While you might have led a healthy lifestyle while you were home, you might find it a bit harder once you're on your own at school. Get tips on staying healthy at college.

  • Pros and Cons of Joining a Fraternity or Sorority

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on April 4, 2014

    Fraternities and sororities are not for everyone. But as with every experience, especially those during your college years , it's important to try new things. There are pros and cons to every experience so it's important to weigh your options before making decisions. Here...

  • 10 Tips for Surviving Your First Dorm

    Cassandra Rose  Posted by Cassandra Rose on December 20, 2018

    Moving to college is both an exciting and harrowing experience that teaches you how to live on your own. It's completely normal to be worried. To avoid stress, follow these tips for surviving your first dorm experience.

  • Stay Organized at School

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on September 3, 2015

    A big part of a successful year of school is being organized--how else can you expect to keep track of assignments, tests and events? Not only will staying organized keep you focused at school, but you'll be able to apply your organization habits to your life after college,...

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