College Life

My Annual Packing-for-College Roundup

Yes, boys and girls, Moms and Dads, it’s that time again. Get ready to pack for college! I hear both shrieks of joy and groans out there. The joy comes from collegians; the groans from parents. Granted, some college students don’t want to return to campus. The thought of academic pressure or returning to a ...

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Honors 101: What to Expect from a College Honors Program

Today’s article was submitted by Heather Hamilton. For many students, there are a number of unknowns during the transitional phase from high school to college, and the types of classes you will face can be a source of curiosity for many incoming college students. College honors programs are one option you may encounter, and they ...

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Higher Ed Amenities

What is an “amenity”? Let’s formally define that term: Google tells us that it’s “a desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place,” or “the pleasantness of a place or a person.” For the purposes of our discussion today, let’s combine and specify those definitions in terms of my post’s title: “A ...

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Tour de Campus

July is always a great month for sports watching. Since I was once a competitive tennis player, the Wimbledon Championships always hold my interest across that special fortnight. The other, much bigger scale, European event is the Tour de France, which covers three weeks, across some insanely gorgeous and punishing roads. As I write this, ...

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How to Prepare for Your First College Course

Today’s article was submitted by Heather Hamilton. After months of college application preparation and an eventual acceptance, many students finally have the time to think about preparing for their first college course. Like other transitions in life, this one comes with a host of advice and urban legend, leaving students to wonder what, exactly, the ...

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Can I Bring My Dog With Me to College?

Question: Can I bring my dog with me when I go to college in a year? The vast majority of colleges and universities do not allow pets in campus housing, and students who assume that Fido (who never barks, of course 😉 ) can fly under the radar, are usually quickly busted. In fact, it ...

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Sneak Peek at Greek Life

If you just graduated from high school and you’re heading to college, you will no doubt encounter the world of fraternities and sororities when you land on campus later this summer. In light of that, here are some questions you may wish to ponder: – Have you thought about whether or not you are Greek ...

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Trod The Safe Sod

For us parents, sending our sons and daughters away to college to live independently for the first time can be stressful. Youthful idealism can cloud the objectivity of some teens quite easily. While some high schoolers may have been away from home for short summer excursions such as various camps or missions, taking up residence ...

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College Consequential

Pardon the play on words in my title today. College Confidential would be the first to admit that college is consequential, in one way or the other. I think about this quite a bit. When I do, the questions that most frequently come to my mind are: Why do we want to go to college? ...

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How to Prioritize Classes When Making Your First College Schedule

Today’s article was written by David White. Whether you’re skimming your course catalog for the first time or starting to narrow down your choices for the fall semester, planning your first college schedule can be an exciting and maybe even intimidating activity. Most colleges offer a wide variety of courses in a seemingly endless number of ...

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