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Pets in College

Posted by in Life in College

Having pets in college can be a wonderful idea because they are great companions when your roommates and friends aren’t around, or if you just need a cuddle buddy. Your pet is always there for you and it is proven that they can help lower stress levels. But there are some things you need to consider before bring your furry friend from home or make that big step in purchasing a new lifelong friend. It’s important to realize that most dorms do not allow pets, with the exception of perhaps…read more

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Game Day Safety

Posted by in Health and Safety

It’s always a bit of a drag to start the fall semester after three full months of summer break, but with a new fall semester comes college football! From undergrad freshman to second-year graduate students, professors, and faculty, everyone loves this time of year when we all come together to cheer on our school in America’s real favorite pastime. With football season starting, so does the tradition of tailgating. For many college students tailgating means two things, drinking and more drinking. While this can seem tempting, be aware it also…read more

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Housing Options

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A lot of students live on campus during the first year of college, and then transition off campus later in their college years. It can be stressful and confusing to make a decision about where you want to live, especially with so many different options available, such as  renting a house vs. moving into student apartments vs. staying in the dorms. There are a lot of factors you need to look at when trying to pick one option over another, including, but not limited to, location, price, utilities, amenities, and…read more

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Student Health Centers

Posted by in Health and Safety

Moving away from home for the first time can be scary and overwhelming, especially when you get sick and are not sure what to do. The Student Health Services office on your campus is a great place to go for any health needs. Most offices are located very convenient for student access. If you ever do need to go to the student health center, think ahead about what you will need. For example, in North Carolina all students are required to have health insurance. You can sign up for this…read more

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Registering for Classes

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Registering for classes can be a super nerve-racking and is a stressful time for everyone in college, no matter how often you have done it. Registration is when every student at the university picks and signs up for classes for the next semester. What you choose will heavily affect your life for the next several months. So, the pressure is on to get into needed classes with reasonable time slots and good professors. Otherwise you are doomed to experience a not-so-fun 15 weeks of classes you’d rather not sit through….read more

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Study Apps

Posted by in Accommodations & Assistive Technology

Studying can be hard for anyone, but especially if you have a learning difference, and in college simply going over your notes before a test just isn’t going to be enough to make good grades. Fortunately, there are study apps out there to help you be a more actively engaged studier. Here are some very easy and helpful study apps that you might want to check out to make your study sessions more productive as well as help you be better prepared for tests. My favorite of all the study…read more

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Stephanie’s Story

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My name is Stephanie. I am in my fourth year at East Carolina University, and my major is communications with a concentration in Public Relations. What I want to do when I grow up is still unknown, but I am thinking of maybe working for a sports team. I am diagnosed with a math difference and auditory processing.

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