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Involvement Tip #1: Get a Campus Job

Written by    Dec 3, 2018

Did you know that there are more than 1,000 ways to get involved here at Ohio State?  Yeah, you read that correctly. Ohio State has more than 1,000 different groups and organizations that you can get involved with on campus.  If you’re struggling to find fun things to do with your spare time, fear not — this blog series is here to save the day! Oh […]

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Freshman Year Survival Tip #6: Move-In — How it Works

Written by    Sep 4, 2018

For those of you who are #new2OSU, you might be nervous about moving in to your first residence hall.  After all, Ohio State is a large school, so move-in must be difficult, right? Actually, not at all! Move-In Day is a smooth and flawless process that is actually fairly enjoyable. On Move-In Day, traffic on campus will be controlled by traffic officers so as to […]

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Freshman Year Survival Tip #5: Take an Umbrella, Everywhere

Written by    Sep 4, 2018

Is this tip inspired by a 25 minute walk across campus in the rain?  Yes; yes it is! However, the importance of such a seemingly simple piece of advice cannot be overstated. At home, many of us are used to having cars to transport us from one place to another.  Even if you did not grow up in an area where driving is the most […]

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Freshman Year Survival Tip #4: Understanding Meal Plans

Written by    Sep 4, 2018

First-year students on the Columbus campus living in a residence hall are required to have a meal plan; however, many students do not really understand the meal plans very well when trying to decide which is the best fit.  So, here are some insider tips on the various meal plans that Dining Services has available to freshmen: Meal Plan #1: Scarlet 14 The Scarlet 14 […]

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Freshman Year Survival Tip #3: Participate in an Early Arrival Program

Written by    Jul 31, 2018

I know everyone always tells freshmen to get involved, but something that many first-year students don’t consider is getting involved BEFORE the start of the academic year.   Entering my first year at Ohio State, I had the pleasure of participating in the Buckeyes First and Ohio State Welcome Leader (OWL) programs during the week before official move-in for students. Although I was a bit […]

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Freshman Year Survival Tip #2: Your Professors Don’t Hate You!

Written by    Jul 6, 2018

I know I’ve mentioned this in some of my previous posts, but I personally feel as though this point is important enough to be reiterated thousands of times.  Entering my freshman year here at Ohio State, I was CONVINCED that my professors would all hate me. From television shows to the stories that my high school teachers told me, everybody and everything seemed to depict […]

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Freshman Year Survival Tip #1: Essential Packing List

Written by    Jun 7, 2018

If you’re about to enter your first year of college, you (like all of us older students once did) will probably find yourself wondering what to pack if you will be living in an on-campus residence hall.  Though every student will differ in packing needs and preferences, I’ve prepared a list of some items that I personally found very helpful throughout my first year here […]

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3.5 Months of Summer??

Written by    May 24, 2018

Summer in college is definitely quite different than in high school — in more ways than one, I might add. Most notably, though, is the duration of a college summer break. Unlike in high school, where districts only have about two months off, a college summer is the length of an entire semester (hence the name “Summer Term”). What are you going to do with […]

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Freshman Year Recap

Written by    May 1, 2018

Wow!  A year has gone by already!  It is super crazy to think about how quickly time goes by — after all, it feels like just yesterday that I moved into my residence hall.  Before I completely leave my freshman year in the memory books, I want to take a moment to review some of the most important lessons that I have taken away from […]

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Attention Aspiring Teachers: This Class is For You!!

Written by    May 1, 2018

With another semester under our belts and autumn looming much closer than you think, it is never too early to start thinking about classes to take in future terms.  For the past few months, I’ve had the true pleasure to participate in one of the most impactful courses of my college career: ESCE 2189S, otherwise known as the First Education Experience Program (FEEP).  This is […]

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