Author - Charlotte Pillow

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Charlotte’s Philosophy on Campus Tours
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Packing List Essentials
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Freshman Year Advice from a Rising Sophomore
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Tips for Choosing Fall Courses
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Susan B. Anthony vs. the Quad
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How to Navigate Meal Plans
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A Night at the University of Rochester Starbucks…
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So You Think You Can Dance… In College
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The Freshman Year Writing Course
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Transitioning to College: Type I Diabetes Edition

Charlotte’s Philosophy on Campus Tours

As a high school junior and senior, I was reluctant to travel to different college campuses. During the car ride, I would get grumpy and come up with absurd reasons why I would never attend the school I was visiting that day. In retrospect, I realize that I was letting my nerves about the college process get in[…]

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Packing List Essentials

Get your college packing list ready! Here are a few things you might need to add: 1. Fans The good news is the dorms are very equipped for the cold. The bad news is, during the first few weeks of school, it is very warm indoors. The solution is to bring along a fan (or two or[…]

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Freshman Year Advice from a Rising Sophomore

As I look back on my first two semesters of college, I realize I’ve learned a lot.   Be yourself. It sounds cliche, but I felt a lot of pressure as a freshman to fit in. I was concerned with who my friends would be, would I join a sorority, would I be forever alone? But here’s[…]

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Tips for Choosing Fall Courses

There’s a lot more to consider when picking college courses than picking high school courses. You have to consider requirements, fall vs. spring semester courses, conflicting time slots, professors, locations, and your interests. Luckily, your pre-major advisor will guide you in the right direction once you are on campus. In the meantime, here are a few things[…]

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Susan B. Anthony vs. the Quad

Which freshman dorm will be deemed the champion? Susan B. Anthony “Sue B.,” as it has been lovingly nicknamed, has three major advantages. First, Danforth Dining Hall is on the first floor. On weekends, students can roll out of bed and head to breakfast in pajamas. The Hillside Market is also on the main level[…]

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How to Navigate Meal Plans

Swipes? Declining? URos? What? On the first day of college, I was very confused about the different meal plans and the different types of money. Read on so you can understand ahead of time! Swipes Meal swipes grant you access to the dining halls, either Danforth or Douglass. As a freshman, you will have unlimited[…]

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A Night at the University of Rochester Starbucks…

I decided to record some of the things people said one night at the Starbucks on campus (i.e., completely inconspicuous eavesdropping) so you could get a feel for what it’s like to relax in a public space on Rochester’s campus. I had a lot of fun with this; please enjoy!   “Wow, this pizza is so[…]

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So You Think You Can Dance… In College

You most definitely can at the University of Rochester. I started ballet at age three and continued until senior year of high school. I knew I would miss the amazing dancers with whom I grew up and my amazing instructor who became an incredible resource and friend. At the last recital, my instructor said, “Never[…]

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The Freshman Year Writing Course

WRT-105 is a required course for all Rochester students to take during one of their first two semesters. I know calling it “required” makes it seem like a boring class but I promise it is a great resource. When it came time for freshmen to register for classes, everyone was scrambling to get into a WRT-105 class[…]

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Transitioning to College: Type I Diabetes Edition

Will I fit in? How much should I explain to my roommate? How many boxes of reservoirs and sites should I pack? How should I adjust my basal rates to this new schedule? How should I handle the abundance of cookies, ice cream, or worse, alcohol? Am I allowed to eat in class? What should[…]

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