Freshmen Advice

Decorate Your Dorm Bathroom

How to Decorate a Dorm Bathroom

If you’re lucky enough to have a bathroom in your suite, there are a few things to remember:

Leave the Disney Plates at Home



There are several kitchen necessities that must be brought to survive college.  AND there are many kitchen "tools" that should be left at home.

What to Bring


Make friends without trying

How to Make Friends Without Even Trying. Well, Sort of.


There are a million ways to make friends in college—a sorority, a club, a group project in history—but to keep those friends, it helps to be a pretty decent person. So here’s a list of things to do to make friends and make you nicer and better all-around.


10. Say hi to people in the elevator or in line at Starbucks and maybe compliment them if you like something. No need to stare at your phone and pretend they aren’t there. 


Instantly class up your dorm

How to Instantly Class Up a Dorm Room


Add curtains. You can find gorgeous curtains almost anywhere.  Dorm Suite Dorm has fun, bright fabrics like these that will make an instant statement.     


Things to do before leaving for college

The Things You Should Take Care of Before You Leave


A quick check-list of all the little things you need to have ready to go by the time moving day comes.

The People You Should Get to Know on Campus

Coming into my freshmen year at the University of Alabama was a little bit terrifying. There were upwards of thirty-three thousand other students trying to do well in class, get their degree, and compete with me for jobs on campus and in the real world.  We’ve all heard the phrase “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” and though it pains me to admit it, it’s pretty true. 

The Top 5 Things You Should Bring When Studying

5. A snack. If you're anything like me, getting work done while hungry is one dangerous task. My favorite study snack ended up being trail mix: sweet, salty, and filling enough to keep going all night. I like bringing a big bottle of water with me, too. And sites like Etsy where you can customize and

Organize your dorm drawers

I lost my favorite t-shirt!  Where's my make-up?  I can't find my expensive Ti-83 calculator!  The roommate moved my clothes.  Who's playing a prank on me, where did my clean pair of jeans disappear?

Most likely you have heard this before.  It always happens.  You place your favorite t-shirt somewhere and can't find it.  Why?  Because you need a little bit of organization to prevent the messyness of dorm room chaos.

Your drawers might look something like... 

Organize That TINY Dorm Closet!

Dorm closets are tiny and annoying. I remember all of mine, and I remember never having enough space for all the cuteness that was required to follow me to college. Here are some tips on organizing that tiny space to use it to the fullest.

Laundry Lessons 101!

I think one of the hardest things for some college students to learn is how to do laundry. I thought I'd lend a hand and give a few tips:


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