Posts tagged: Campus Life

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.