college dorm decorating

College Dorm Decorating 101

Going away to college can be a very exciting time.  It is usually the first time you get to live out on your own away from your parents and that means you have more control over the conditions that you live in. You are not completely on your own, however, because typically you live in [...]

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inflatable neck pillow

Why Do You Need An Inflatable Neck Pillow?

An inflatable neck pillow may not be topping the list of dorm essentials for most college students, but buying a cheap inflatable neck pillow may be one of those items that you’re surprisingly happy you have.  Why, might you ask, would I need an inflatable neck pillow?  Aren’t those things just for business executives that [...]

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how to stay fit in college

How To Stay Fit In College

It is always important to work towards being healthy and staying in good shape throughout your entire life, but focusing on staying fit is especially important during your college years.  Why, might you ask?  Well, there are a number of reasons that make it easy to fall into bad habits in college – and if [...]

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freshman orientation

What Does Freshman Orientation Consist Of?

Once you decide on a college or university, one of the first things you will attend before actually starting classes is freshman orientation.  Some people are kind of confused by what freshman orientation really consists of, so to give you a better idea of what to expect, this is what a typical freshman orientation schedule [...]

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shower shoes

Do You Need Shower Shoes At School?

If you are heading to college, whether living in a dorm room or with a bunch of friends off-campus, one of the things that should top your list of things to bring to college is a pair or two of shower shoes.  You may be thinking to yourself, “I don’t wear shower shoes at home, [...]

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adjusting to college life

Adjusting to College Life

Graduating from high school and heading off to college is a very exciting time.  For the first time in your life, you are able to go out into the world, live on your own and experience many new things.  College allows you to experience life solo, without the rules set forth at home, although still [...]

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college work ethic

How To Develop A Good Work Ethic In College

Junior and senior years of high school may seem stressful due to all of the hard work that it takes between applying to colleges and studying for SATs or ACTs, but the amount of stress and the workload you will be up against in college may be far superior to what you experience in high [...]

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mini fridge

Should You Buy Or Rent a Mini Fridge For College?

When it comes to running down the list of dorm essentials that you may need before you head to college, one question on many students’ minds is “should I buy or rent a mini fridge?”  The answer to that question is… “it depends”.  Well, that’s not really an answer at all, is it?  Maybe not, [...]

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how to get along with your college roommate

How To Get Along With Your College Roommate Freshman Year

Freshman year in college is a stressful time for most students, and figuring out how to get along with your college roommate during freshman year is especially important in order to make the transition go smoothly.  Freshman college roommates need to make a lot of adjustments.  First, they are living away from home – most [...]

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how to avoid the freshman 15

How To Avoid The Freshman 15

The “Freshman 15” refers to the phenomenon in which many college freshman gain weight during their first year away at school.  In fact, most students don’t actually gain 15 pounds, as the term Freshman 15 would have you believe.  The actual average weight gain for college freshman is more in the neighborhood of about 5 [...]

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