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4 Strategies for Dealing with College Roommate Conflicts

By IvyWise on Sat, Oct 06, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Communication is Key to Resolving Roommate Conflict

Much like adjusting to the academic and social changes that come with college, many first-year college students have to adapt to living in a shared dorm room space. It may sound simple, but there is a lot that goes into forming a strong relationship with a roommate and occasional disagreements are almost inevitable. Instead of letting a roommate conflict diminish your first-year experience, there are a variety of steps students can take to make the most of dorm living.

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3 Common Sources of Stress in College—And How to Cope

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Don’t Let Stress in College Keep You From Having a Great First Year

For most students, the transition from high school to university life can be a significant adjustment and can come with stressors that they may not be used to coping with. College is often the first time students are living away from home and there are a host of responsibilities that come with living independently.

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College Move In Etiquette

By IvyWise on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 @ 10:39 AM

Here’s How to Make the Most of Move In Day

It’s back-to-school season, and for many first-year college students this is the first time they’ll be living in a dorm and sharing a space with one or more roommates. College move in day can be hectic, but there’s a lot that students can do to ensure they have a smooth transition into college life.

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Resources for Rising College Freshmen

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 @ 10:29 AM

Here Are Some Resources to Help You Prepare For Your Freshman Year of College This Summer

Summer is in full swing, and while rising high school seniors are turning their focus toward the college application process, those who have already graduated are preparing for their first year in college. There’s a lot that rising college freshmen can do this summer to prepare for their first year on campus.

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College Packing List: Items You’ll Regret Forgetting

By IvyWise on Tue, Aug 12, 2014 @ 01:33 PM

Pack These Dorm Essentials for Move-In Day 

There’s a lot to think about as students prepare for their first year of college, and one of the most difficult things to manage is what to bring! You may not know what you’ll need, and odds are, you will probably forget something.  

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College Freshmen: What to Do Your First Few Days On Campus

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 @ 03:10 PM

Get to Know Your Roommate, RA, and the Campus When Your Arrive at College

Heading to college for the first time can be a little overwhelming. There are so many things to do, events to go to, and people to meet. Take your time and enjoy every second, but make sure you take care of everything you need to do while you’re enjoying everything you want to do!

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Best Online and On-Campus Resources for College Students

By IvyWise on Tue, Jul 29, 2014 @ 12:33 PM

Make a Smooth College Transition By Taking Advantage of Great Resources Both On and Off Campus

Everyone knows that college is a change, and many students are unaware of how big of a transition it will be into college life. You don’t know what issues you will run into, and you might not know how to handle them. Don’t fret; you’re not the first to go off to college and there are plenty of resources out there to help students adjust to college living.

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5 Ways High School Prepares You for College Life

By IvyWise on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

Make the College Transition Simple By Using College Skills Learned in High School

If college is the gateway to the real world, then high school is the long highway that precedes it. After four years of high school, you might feel as though you are totally unprepared for the challenges of higher education. Although pumped-up academic standards are a big part of the college transition, being a college student also calls for independence, maturity, and responsibility.

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What to Expect Your First Year Living in a College Dorm

By IvyWise on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

Dorm Living Can Be Challenging for College Freshmen, Here's What to Expect and How to Handle On-Campus Living

Everyone has the expectation that going to college freshman year will be fun times in a comfortable room, where your best friend is your roommate, and everyone on your floor will be the greatest people you’ve ever met, right? At least, that’s how the movies tell us it will be.

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Tips For A Successful Freshman Year of College

By IvyWise on Tue, Aug 13, 2013 @ 09:50 AM

How to Adjust and Make the Most of Your First Year of College

College bound students all across the country are getting ready for another year of learning and growing, and for freshmen students, after the fun welcome festivities, the real work begins.

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