Category - Housing

University of Rochester

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The EcoRep Sustainability Life
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5 Things To Do Before Coming To College
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Making a College Dorm Feel Like Home
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Freshman Housing and Meeting My Roommate
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A Semester in Door Tags
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Winter Is Coming… To Rochester
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Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges
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A Day in the Life of a BME Major
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3 Tips from a Resident Advisor
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Packing List Essentials

The EcoRep Sustainability Life

After reading the above title, you may wonder, “What’s an EcoRep?” We are a group of enthusiastic freshmen who work toward promoting a sustainable lifestyle in the residence halls. As an EcoRep, I’ve had so many amazing experiences, both with my residents and with my fellow EcoReps, that I can’t even count all of them![…]

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5 Things To Do Before Coming To College

To all those who recently got their acceptance letters, congratulations! You might be wondering, “What do I do now that I’ve been accepted to the most awesome university ever?” No worries, my friends, we have all been there. To help you spend your time wisely before college, I have some awesome (and hopefully helpful) suggestions[…]

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Making a College Dorm Feel Like Home

During my four years of blogging I’ve dedicated several posts to my housing experiences. As a freshman, I offered some advice on living in a triple and during my sophomore year, I wrote about my love for my six-person suite. Now a senior, I could easily write about how my current three-person apartment has been my[…]

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Freshman Housing and Meeting My Roommate

Before coming to Rochester, one of my primary worries was living in a dorm with a roommate for the first time. Before college, I had never shared a room. I didn’t know how I was going to interact with someone I didn’t know very well or how we would get used to each other’s (weird)[…]

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A Semester in Door Tags

As the semester ends, I look back to all the wonderful times and memories I have experienced as a first semester freshman at Rochester. Starting from the very beginning—coming to Rochester, meeting my roommate and all our friends, getting to know my way around classes and college life, in general—it has been an amazing ride![…]

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Winter Is Coming… To Rochester

It’s December, and you know what that means? Winter is here at the University of Rochester! Now, you might ask what’s so special about winter here at the University, and I would say, “A lot of things!” But, to keep this short and sweet, here are three of my favorite things about University of Rochester[…]

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Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges

With the deadlines for college applications approaching, many of you must be wondering, “Which colleges should I apply to?” So, to help guide your thought process, I’m going to count down my personal list of college must-haves, which I considered while applying. 5. Distance from home and/or weather For me, while neither of these factors had[…]

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A Day in the Life of a BME Major

It’s Monday. This is my first realization when I am woken up, early, by my roommate’s alarm ringtone, one of Fall Out Boy’s many rock numbers. It is immediately followed by another realization: Wow, this song is effective in destroying any remnants of sleep, especially when it’s on full volume. Back to more important things: Monday.[…]

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3 Tips from a Resident Advisor

“What is a Resident Advisor?” Many of my freshman residents asked me this question on move-in day. When I first encountered this question, I paused and thought about my role in my hall and my recent Resident Advisor training experience. A Resident Advisor (RA) is a student employee of the Office for Residential Life & Housing Services (Res[…]

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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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