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How do you handle confrontation with a roommate?

Posted by in Student to Student

This can be tricky. It’s best to not lash out in momentary anger, but rather step back and ask yourself, “Will this bother me tomorrow?” You might just be frustrated with a bad grade or other situations in your life and be accidently taking it out on your roommate. If you can answer yes to that question, again take some time to think and decide what you want to say. Try to avoid using “you” and pointing all the blame on them. Instead be objective and explanatory, helping them understand…read more


What is the secret for living with roommates?

Posted by in Student to Student, Uncategorized

Well the biggest thing is that you should set rules and boundaries from the start. You may or may not know your roommate, but you will soon get to know them very well—the good, the bad, and the ugly. Setting the foundation for coexisting with established, and understood, rules and boundaries will help you both feel more comfortable and at ease, even if you go through a rough patch or two. Also, open and honest communication is the best solution for all situations, especially when you are sharing a space…read more


Tips for Packing

Posted by in Arriving at College

Packing for college can be stressful and time consuming, but it can also be fun! It is not unlike packing for vacation or a trip to grandma’s house. It’s just this time you’re packing to move! For some people it could be the first time, for others it could be the tenth. But regardless of your circumstance, for most college-bound students it’s the first move away from home. That being said, many new things will need to be purchased prior to heading off to college. This blog offers tips to…read more


Becca’s Story

Posted by in Contributor Biographies

My name is Becca, and I am from Clayton, Delaware. I’m 19 years old and currently in my sophomore year of college at East Carolina University. I was diagnosed in the fifth grade with dyslexia after much confusion and many tests. My major is psychology with a minor in sociology. Right now I’m not sure what exactly I want to do after college. If possible, I would love to work with students who have learning differences in some way. Majoring in psychology seemed like a good choice for getting me closer to that goal.