Posts tagged: Roommates

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.

Building Community: Lessons I Learned Freshman Year

By Allison Todd on March 2, 2018

College is a new adventure, and freshman year is filled with exciting twists and turns to branch out and meet new people. But, sometimes the relationships you find, aren't the ones you quite expected. And what about the high school friends you left behind?

Here are five lessons I learned about relationships during my freshman year.

Why You Should Communicate with Your Roommate before School Starts

By Sarah Hiemstra on May 11, 2018

There are few relationships quite as complex as that of roommates. You can barely know a person and suddenly, you are sleeping a mere foot away from each other.

The transition to living with someone else after having your own room can be difficult. However, there are certain steps you can take to make it a little easier. You might even find yourself with a new friend at the end of it all.