Tips for Staying in Touch While Away at College

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Diana Patton ’15.

Going away to college is an exciting time, but between buying books and studying for exams, it can be hard to keep in touch with the people that you don't see as often anymore. Whether your school is within an hour of home or, across the country, your lifestyle is going to be different. Making the time to do the simple things that you've always done with people from home may be difficult. That’s why it’s important to experiment with different ways of communicating that fit your schedule when you go to college.

Check out this list of tips to make keeping in touch easy and convenient. Figuring out what works for you will help you maintain great relationships with people from home throughout the college years and beyond.  Take your pick of these tips to stay close with people from your hometown!


5 ways to make friends and build connections on campus

Posted on September 7, 2016 by By YaaSeen Shands ’20.

Being in a new environment can be a scary and awkward experience, especially with all of the other responsibilities you now have as an incoming freshman or a transfer student. At times it can feel as if you have too much on your plate. Building relationships on campus with others, including your professors and fellow students, can help break the ice and make college life a lot easier. The connections you make will help you feel more comfortable and keep you in touch with events and news around campus. Here are the five best ways to make friends and build connections on campus: 


5 Creative Ways to Decorate Your Dorm Room

Posted on September 1, 2016 by By Diana Patton ’15 .

Whether it's your first semester or the beginning of your senior year, sharing a small room with one window can be an unavoidable reality in college. But no matter the size, you don’t have to settle for a boring room; it can be a warm, inviting space where everyone wants to hang out. Just ask JulieAnn Soeder, a full-time designer for Vocon, an architecture and interior design firm in New York City.

She offered these five tips to make your room comfortable and inviting without sacrificing space.