4 Reasons Why It's Okay to Eat Alone in College

By Meredith Sweet on October 20, 2017

Dinnertime rolls around once classes are finished for the day. It's been a tough week, and you're ready to head to the dining hall and hang out with your friends. But when you reach out to your roommates, your classmates or those students down the hall, no one else is free to grab some food. If you still want to eat on campus, you're going to have to do it alone.

Study to Success, Minus the Stress

By Meredith Sweet on October 6, 2017

Brace yourself: midterms are coming.

The good news is that you've made it this far. Congratulations! The transition from high school to college isn't easy, but you've managed to work hard and push through it. Now all you have to do is prove how much you've learned.

Though studying is never fun, it is an effective way to prepare yourself ahead of time. Don't let yourself rely on cramming the night…

How to Be a Good Roommate

By Meredith Sweet on September 22, 2017

In the age of the Internet, it's easier than ever to connect with people, even those you haven't met yet.

When you first received a friend request from your new roommate, you were excited. Then came the hard part: starting the conversation. Now, as you pack up your things for move-in day, you feel like you've set a solid foundation for a promising friendship.

How to Avoid the Homesickness Blues

By Meredith Sweet on September 8, 2017

Two weeks into the semester, and you can't fall asleep. You spend your time lying in bed, scrolling through your Facebook feed. All of the friends and family members you left behind seem to have moved on without you. You were supposed to be starting this exciting new phase in your life, and here you are, wishing you were still at home.

10 Essential Things You'll Need Your First Year

By Meredith Sweet on July 28, 2017

You're an A+ student, so you've done your research. You've read all the blogs and seen all the lists. Almost everything you own has been pressed, folded and crammed into cardboard boxes at the foot of your bed. It's two weeks before move-in day, and you think you're as ready as you'll ever be.

But what if those lists are incomplete? What if you have to run out to the store on the second day of school…

If You Haven't Picked a Major Yet, It's Going to Be Okay

By Meredith Sweet on June 30, 2017

You love your college; after all, that's why you enrolled. And even if you don't know what you want to study yet, you don't have to compare yourself to the other students you might be seeing on social media.

It's okay to still be searching. It's okay to feel uncertain.

And if you're looking for guidance or just a different point of view, here are four ways you can use your first semester to help…

Accepting That Your High School Friends May Not Last Forever

By Meredith Sweet on June 16, 2017

You switch the tassel on your cap from the right to the left. Diploma in hand, you join the rest of your high school classmates and file out of the commencement service. You are finally ready to start the next phase of your life.

But there are some things you never thought you'd leave behind: your friendships. You want to hold onto those memories of days in the lunchroom, or sitting in the back of…

How to Transition to College Academics

By Meredith Sweet on June 2, 2017

The transition from middle school to high school is rough: new classmates, new friends and the struggles of adulting. Now that you're heading into college, you remember what it felt like to be a freshman the first time, and the thought of doing it again is a scary one.

Getting to Know Your College Professors

By Meredith Sweet on May 19, 2017

It's the first week of classes, and you're feeling overwhelmed. You're surrounded by new classmates in a new building at a university you only visited once or twice before you moved in. The professor at the front of the room keeps lecturing about her expectations for the course, but you have no idea how you'll get her to remember your name, let alone pass the class.

What I Would Tell My Freshman Self

By Meredith Sweet on May 5, 2017

You're counting down the days to college graduation, making plans for the life you've always wanted. Now that you're at the end of your undergraduate education, it all seems like it went by so fast. You think about who you were at the beginning, that freshman student who didn't have a clue, and it seems impossible to think about how much you've grown.