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Living on-campus can sometimes be the highlight of your college experience, but that doesn't mean there won't be speed bumps along the way. Find out more about roommates, hall communities, terms you should know, and the pros and cons of on-campus living.
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  3. Dorm Room Essentials (7)

Can I Have a Pet in College?
Interested in bringing or having a pet in college? Find out under what circumstances you can have a pet in college.

15 Things You Miss the Most While in College
Sometimes, it's the small stuff that matters the most -- like not having to wear shoes everywhere. Find a list of the 15 things you miss the most while in college.

Organize a Dorm Room -- 5 Easy Rules to Follow
Dorm rooms are small places, and organizing them can be a challenge. Following these five rules for organizing a dorm room, however, can help you make the most of that tiny space.

Should I Be an Resident Adviser (RA)?
Being a resident adviser (RA) in college can be a great job while you're in school. But being an RA also comes with pros and cons that you may not have considered before applying. Learn more about being a college RA and if it's the right fit for you.

Residence Life Lingo
It's hard enough to learn the names of everyone living in your hall (or even on your floor), much less the meanings behind all of the acronyms posted on people's doors. Read this quick tip sheet to help you learn what means what, who is who, and how it all fits together.

Should I Live On or Off Campus?
There are pros and cons of living both on and off campus. Learn more about each, and how to decide which is right for you.

Alternative College Housing Options for When Campus Residence Halls are Closed
Are you a college student who can't -- or doesn't want -- to head home over a major break? Just because the residence halls are closing for an extended period of time doesn't mean you're out of options.

What's a Good On-Campus Job?
Getting an on-campus job is a requirement for many college students. How can you make sure you get a good one?

10 Easy Ways to Meet People in College
Going somewhere, by yourself, where you may or may not know a single person, just might be the bravest thing you've ever done. With so many ways to meet people, though, finding connections is easier than you may think.

15 Tips to Avoid the "Freshman 15"
The infamous "Freshman 15": the rumored fifteen pounds every freshman gains during their first year in college. These fifteen tips, however, provide you with quick and easy ways to make sure you stay healthy as you adjust to eating away from home.

8 Steps for Strong Time Management for College Students
Time can quickly become your most precious commodity in college. Learning how to manage and use it wisely may be one of the most useful things you can do for yourself.

15 Ways to Stay Safe While in College
Staying safe at college doesn't have to be complicated. Check out these fifteen easy, quick tips to make sure you, and your stuff, stay safe while you're in school.

Colleges with Gender-Neutral Housing/Roommate Policies
As more students seek colleges and universities that respect and protect LGBT expression and identity, the need for gender-neutral housing has become more prevalent. See which colleges offer gender-neutral housing and roommate options.

Religious Life in College
Staying connected to your religion may be an important part of your college experience. Being far from home doesn't have to mean being disconnected to your religion.

What to Expect on College Move-In Day
Not sure what to expect on move-in day for your college? Learn the basics of how to prepare and what often happens on college move-in day.

How to Do Laundry in College
Many students learn how to do their own laundry when they go to college. Learn all the ins and outs of doing laundry in college.

10 Ways to Spend Thanksgiving on Campus
While spending Thanksgiving on campus may feel like a bummer, it can actually turn into a fantastic weekend. Find 10 ways to spend Thanksgiving on a college campus.

7 Ways to Decorate Dorm Rooms
Decorating dorm rooms can be one of the highlights of starting another year of classes. Find 7 ideas for decorating dorm rooms in college.

The College Shower
Never taken a college shower before? Learn the do's and dont's of the college shower.

Where to Find Privacy in College
Finding privacy on a college campus can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Find a list of 10 unexpected places to find some privacy in college.

Should I Spend My College Summer on Campus?
Interested in spending your summer on campus? Learn the pros and cons of what to consider before making any decisions.

Do I Need a Car in College?
Having a car in college can be great -- or a major pain in the brain. So how can you decide if it's a smart or unwise choice for your particular situation?

What to Do with Your College Things at the End of the Year
Don't want to just throw away some of your college things at the end of the year, but don't want to bring them home either? Find a list of 5 other options for getting rid of your college things once the residence hall closes.

What to Do If You Miss Your Pet in College
Not having your pet with you in college might be one of the more unexpected, yet significant, challenges you face during your time in school. So just what are your options?

What to Buy at the University Bookstore
The university bookstore is convenient -- but also expensive. So just what kinds of things should you feel okay buying at the campus bookstore?

What Not to Buy at the University Bookstore
Not sure if that item is worth its price at the university bookstore? Find a list of items you should never buy at your college bookstore.

What Is Room and Board?
Not totally clear on what the term "room and board" means? Find out all you need to know.

10 Ways to Relax in Your College Room
Feeling overwhelmed? Find 10 ways to relax in your college room so that you can leave your stress zone without having to leave at all.

10 Quick and Easy Ways to Spruce Up a Residence Hall Room
Need a little "pop" in your living space? Find 10 quick, easy, and cheap ways to spruce up your residence hall room.

What Is an RA?
Not sure what RAs are or what their roles are in college residence halls? Find out here.

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