Four Ways to Handle a Difficult Roommate Situation

You’re finally in college and on your own—it’s going to be an incredible adventure! You get to choose your classes, have your own living space and meet new people. Starting college is one of the most exciting times of your life, but meeting new people can be tough and living with strangers for the first time can be difficult.

It doesn’t have to be this way, though. Here are a few helpful tips you can use to deal with difficult roommates! Read more

Organization Tips and Ideas To Help You Stay Organized

With a new semester getting into high gear, college students are going to need all the help they can get to stay organized and meet all of their deadlines. Can you find all of your important supplies when you need them?

How about locating that reading assignment or the research that you spent hours compiling? It’s time to look at some dorm room ideas and organization tips to get organized before it’s too late. Read more

You Blew It: Now, How To Apologize?

There comes a time in almost every relationship when you discover that you blew it. You made a big mistake or the other person thinks you did. And now your friendship/relationship is on the skids. What do you do? I say you need to apologize. But how to apologize?

First, suck it up and take responsibility for what went wrong. Your ego isn’t as important as fixing a broken friendship or loving relationship. Here’s what to do. Read more

DIY Tips to Organize Your Dorm Room

I know I’ve written before about how I’ve pledged to keep my desk more organized. Sometimes, I’ll go on a great stretch with clean surfaces that look like they belong to an organized mind. But lately, clutter has come and attacked my desk again.

It’s hard enough to organize dorm life, between managing a roommate and keeping on track with classes, work or work study, and a social life, let alone keeping the dorm room decluttered. Here are some DIY tips to help organize your dorm room, desk, and maybe even your mind. Read more

Life hacks to get home safe after a college party

As midterms roll past and the holidays start to come up, it’s possible you’ll be seeing a college party surge, both on and off campus. It’s great to celebrate with friends, but it’s possible that you’re the type of person who, like me, can be uncomfortable walking home alone at night (whether it’s from a social event or a late shift at a part-time job).

Public safety officials often advise against walking home alone, but that might not always be practical. Everyone wants to get home safe, regardless of the reason they’re out late, so it’s a good idea to keep a few life hacks—like the Companion app for your phone—under your hat. Read more

6 tips to deal with a difficult college roommate

Moving into the college dorms usually means having a roommate. Many college students won’t know much about their roommate until they have to share a dorm with them.

If you’re lucky, like me, you’ll get along fine with your college roommate, but sometimes the two of you just can’t get along. Here are some college tips to get along with your roommate. Read more

Group DIY Halloween costumes for college students

What if you’ve got your DIY Halloween costume all planned, only to find out that the best Halloween party on campus has a prize for group costumes? Luckily, most college students have a group of friends (or at least one) that they can convince into some crazy college Halloween costumes. And the great thing is there are plenty of team costumes you can find pieces for at thrift stores, through freecycling, and a little bit of creativity.

Pick a favorite television show or film, or come up with a really creative way to interpret candy, video games, or even parts of a hamburger, and wow Halloween party goers with your holiday style. Read more

A college roommate agreement is a great idea. Here’s why.

During your college years you’ll likely be living in some kind of a group situation; either it’s dorm life or sharing a house or apartment. Either way, college students have to find a way to get along with roommates. If you’re lucky, you get an easy roommate but living in close quarters and dealing with stress can cause conflict among the best of friends.

What if you get someone who drives you crazy? That’s when a college roommate agreement can come in handy. Read more

College life plan: 4 ways to break out of your comfort zone

College students often find college a scary place whether you’re an introvert or extrovert. Everything is new, you’re independent from mom and dad, and your education depends solely on the choices you make.

Playing it safe can hold you back from the wonders college offers. So here are some do-it-yourself tips to get out of your comfort zone and enjoy college life. Read more

6 tips on making new friends in college

For college students heading off for your freshman year means getting used to a whole new environment with new places and new people. It’s a chance to find yourself and to hone social skills like how to make new friends. I lived on campus my first year and dorm life brought with it a ready-made set of new friends.

Still, it took me a while to settle in and make connections with roomies and dorm mates. Some of these friends may turn out to be life-long relationships but it doesn’t just happen on its own. Let’s see how one makes new friends. Read more