During the Move

Do you know how to prepare yourself when moving to college? Use our tips to set up and decorate your room, document damages, know what to leave at home, and other tasks you might have overlooked.

  • Packing for College

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on June 29, 2010

    Once you know what you're going to bring to school, your next step is to pack everything up. Some people would just as soon throw everything in their car, but, if you want to make sure nothing is damaged on the way (especially if you've got a long drive ahead), use these packing...

  • Packing a Portable Storage Unit

    Sean McClain  Posted by Sean McClain on June 29, 2010

    Portable storage units are a great option for college students. Read more for the best ways to pack a portable storage unit while you're away at school.

  • Tips for Cleaning Your Room

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on June 29, 2010

    Universities generally clean their dorm buildings over the summers, but not necessarily to the point where someone would want to settle right in and start living there. Before you unpack all of your stuff, you'll want to take advantage of having a completely barren living...

  • Damage-Control and Check-In Forms

    Sean McClain  Posted by Sean McClain on June 29, 2010

    As a student living in a dorm, you're going to be responsible for the condition the room is left in at the end of the school year. You'll be charged for repairing or replacing anything that's damaged, unless, of course, it already was damaged before. Most schools keep tabs...

  • Rules and Regulations

    Sean McClain  Posted by Sean McClain on June 29, 2010

    Make yourself aware of all the rules and regulations for your college dorm so that you'll have more free time to spend on fun things and not in the Dean's office.

  • Saying Goodbye When Moving to College

    Sean McClain  Posted by Sean McClain on June 29, 2010

    Saying goodbye is hard to do when you're moving away to college. Learn how to make it easier on everyone and tips for staying connected with everyone back home.

  • Setting Up Your Room

    Sean McClain  Posted by Sean McClain on June 29, 2010

    Making sure your room is just as you like it when you move to college can be the thing you need to make sure you feel right at home when you're away at school.

  • Decorating Your Dorm Room

    Sean McClain  Posted by Sean McClain on June 29, 2010

    Decorating your dorm room will go a long way toward making it feel like home. Also, going away to school gives you a chance to break out and express your individuality. Decorating your room can be as good a means as any of doing just that. Stuff to Buy There are a great...

  • Using a Storage Facility

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on June 29, 2010

    Since you can't store everything you own in your dorm room, renting a storage space might be what you need to de-clutter your life while you're at school.

  • Coming Home for College Break--What to Pack?

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on August 22, 2013

    When coming home for break, what should you bring with you? This guide has everything you'll need to know about what to bring home with you when you come for a visit.

  • Types of College Roommates

    Cassandra Rose  Posted by Cassandra Rose on August 20, 2015

    Don't know what to expect when you meet your college roommate for the first time? Neither did Hayley when she moved away to school. Watch the video above or keep reading to find out the types of roommates you may encounter when you move into your university dorm. 11 types of...

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