Fire Safety on Campus, Part 2

Books, class schedules, prerequisites, sports, social life, and more—college life is filled with many areas that demand your attention. But all of those aspects of your life can literally go up in smoke if you don’t prioritize fire safety. As significant as having fire safety equipment properly installed and paying attention to fire alarms may […]

Fire Safety on Campus, Part 1

Just because you aren’t ready for home ownership doesn’t mean you can afford not to consider fire safety. Maybe you remember some key points from elementary school like “stop, drop, and roll.” Once you’re living on your own—either in a college dormitory or in your first apartment or sorority house—you need to make sure your […]

Ten Necessary Topics For New Roommate Discussion

First time freshman or learned senior, these issues must be spoken about within the first week of living with a new roommate. Communicating about these problems early on will pave the way for a less stressful semester. 1. Pet Peeves Everyone has something that will always annoy them. Whether it pertains to noises, actions or […]

Finding Cheap Stuff for Your College Dorm

So you’ve taken out your student loans, paid for tuition, bought a new laptop, and spent the rest on expensive textbooks. You’re all set for college now, right? Well, if you’re like most students and will be moving into a dorm, unfortunately, you still have a bit more shopping to do. Your dorm will probably […]

When Roommates Have Different Sleep Schedules

Nothing tears roommates apart quite like different sleep schedules. It doesn’t matter how strong your friendship is with your roommate, if they’re constantly waking you up or depriving you of sleep, you’re probably going to come to resent them for it. If you yourself are the sleep offender, it’s time to change your ways (or […]

Tips for Getting Along With Your Roommate

Although most colleges and universities go to great lengths to ensure that roommates are matched with like-minded individuals, it’s almost inevitable that conflict will arise between you and your roommate. Even if you and your roommate are good friends, emotions can run high when you’re forced to share such a small space with someone who […]

3 Things You Do Not Need In A Dorm

Living in a college dorm room is one of the most compact living situations you will encounter. Knowing the essentials and leaving behind the clutter is important. Having a neat area where your things are easily accessible but you still feel at home is important. This is your space and your roommates’ space. Respect that […]

Home Sweet Dorm Room . . . Or Not?

Even if you’ve moved around a bit throughout your growing-up years, you’ve probably lived with family the whole time. Even if you’ve experienced changing family dynamics, most of the people with whom you’ve shared a home have probably been family . . . for better, or for worse. You may argue and annoy each other […]