It's starting! DSD has started receiving larger orders, marking the beginning of what we affectionately call "Dorm Season." We know incoming freshman have tons of questions. There is a lot to expect from college and dorm life, while we know you're going to have a blast, the adjustment can be daunting.
- Types of dorms - Do research! Know what types of residence halls are offered (luxury halls, living and learning communities, co-ed dorms, quiet halls, etc.), and which would best fit your dreams for a college experience. Don't fall for the stereotype though--just because a dorm was the "party dorm" before doesn't mean that it will be when a new crop of freshmen move in.
- Types of rooms - Just like res halls, know what types of dorms are offered (single rooms, double rooms, suites, etc.), and which will best suit your life.
- Move-in day - You don't necessarily have to get there early! There are tons of tips for move-in day, roommate meetings, and parent goodbyes in this Survival Guide.
- Residence hall programs and dorm activities - Your roommate doesn't have to be your only friend! Meet people and have good, FREE fun by participating in hall/floor activities and all the programs your Residence Life organization has to offer.
- Life as a grown-up - Before, you had a curfew, a mom/dad to wake you up in the morning, someone to help with laundry, and someone to provide food. Now, that's all up to YOU. DeVillers tells you how to deal.
- Health on campus - DeVillers talks about academic, physical, and emotional health. Alcohol doesn't have to be a problem, and you don't have to feel guilty for saying "no" to drugs or drinks. Stress can be a problem, and there are lots of ways to deal with it.
- Security and safety - Campus safety is no laughing matter, but shouldn't be scary. DeVillers has advice for staying safe and keeping your items secure.