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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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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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Back to School 101: Here's How to Save Money on Textbooks

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 09, 2018 @ 10:27 AM

First-Year College Students’ Guide to Buying Textbooks

 

Back-to-school season is upon us, and as students across the globe prepare for their first year in college, there are a lot of extra expenses to consider outside of tuition and room and board – most notably the cost of textbooks. For first-year students who have never bought their textbooks before, navigating this new experience can be tricky. However, there are ways to shop smart for your textbooks this fall.

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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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Summer Planning Checklist For Rising College Freshmen

By IvyWise on Mon, Jun 01, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Here’s What Rising College Freshmen Need to Do This Summer to Prepare For The First Semester of College

The summer before freshman year of college is exciting! You’re so close to realizing your college dreams, however, there’s still lots to be done to prepare for your first year on campus. From packing and choosing classes to spending time with friends, the months leading up to freshman move-in day can be extremely busy – and can go by in a flash.
 
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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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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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Tips For International College Students

By IvyWise on Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @ 01:21 PM

How to Make an Easy Transition into American College Life

The number of foreign students studying in the US has grown steadily over the years, making up 6% of college students enrolled in US colleges and universities. But while more and more international students are coming to the US, the transition into American college life can be challenging for some. Different cultural customs, lifestyle, and living arrangements can make the first year of college a little tougher to navigate for an international student.

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