Choosing Your Housemates and Somewhat Surviving the Transition

Choosing Your Housemates and Somewhat Surviving the Transition

As with most four-year universities, first years are highly encouraged, even required at some universities, to reside in on-campus residential halls. While its purpose may…

What to Look for When Moving Off-Campus

What to Look for When Moving Off-Campus

Depending on what school you’re going to, you may have the chance to live off campus. This could mean moving into a whole new place,…

5 Ways to Explore Off Campus

5 Ways to Explore Off Campus

You’ve probably heard the term before. The infamous “college bubble.” It’s so easy to stay on campus all the time when your friends, classes, activities,…

4 Tips for Getting Involved as a College Freshman

4 Tips for Getting Involved as a College Freshman

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: joining clubs helps ease the transition into college. Extracurricular clubs and organizations are an…

Freshman Year of College: Expectations versus Reality

Freshman Year of College: Expectations versus Reality

Blame it on TV, movies, or maybe even your college-aged friends, but we all have certain ideas about college life when we first step foot…

The Hidden Costs of Living Off-Campus

The Hidden Costs of Living Off-Campus

Everyone knows that living off-campus is usually cheaper than dorming, but I’m currently seeing that it’s certainly easily possible for that not to be the…

How to Afford Living Off-Campus

How to Afford Living Off-Campus

Living off-campus is usually regarded as the highly-anticipated rite of passage for college students. They’ve reached the point of seniority where dorms and shower flip-flops…

5 Commuter Student Hacks

5 Commuter Student Hacks

This year I took the plunge into becoming a commuter student. You can be commuting 5 minutes or 45, but major life changes happen when…

Should You Get a Meal Plan if You’re Living Off-Campus?

Should You Get a Meal Plan if You’re Living Off-Campus?

Depending on how you use them, college meal plans will either make or break you (or your parents’) budget. If you are a freshman living…

Growing Up Over the Summer

Growing Up Over the Summer

Yesterday, I bought groceries for myself for the first time. Of course I went to the supermarket before, but there is a different feeling when…

Off-Campus Fish Life

Off-Campus Fish Life

It happens. You’ve applied to the colleges, you’ve been accepted. It’s decided! You are going to the best college you could go to. Aaand…you have…

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