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Where to live on campus: a choose-your-path scenario

Written by    Feb 20, 2018

You have three paths in front of you. Each are equal in opportunity and have their upsides and downsides. One is called west campus, one is north campus, and one is south campus. Ah, yes, the housing emails are being sent out, and you aren’t sure where you should live, are you? I can help with that; here’s an OSU twist on choose your own story. […]

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Housing, Personal, University Housing

Not so creepy Canfield

Written by    Nov 7, 2017

As first year student, you are required to live on campus. Before move-in day arrives, you should think about roommate(s) and where you might want to live. You may not get your first choice of housing, so be sure to keep an open mind and make the most of your dorm experience! I was very lucky, and met my roommate through an Ohio State roommate […]

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Advice, Campus Life, Personal, University Housing

Move-In Day Tips and Tricks

Written by    Aug 17, 2017

If you are #new2osu this semester, you are probably feeling one of a few ways about move in being so soon: PUMPED! Anxious Ready Overwhelmed Neutral And all of these are totally fine! I’m hear to give you some last minute tips on how to save a few headaches (and arguments) on move-in day!

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Advice, Campus Life, Columbus, Housing, Stress, Student Life

Packing for School: This Year vs Last Year

Written by    Jul 27, 2017

Last time I blogged, I talked about how my first housing worry was how will all my things fit, so this time I want to talk about what came second on the list of Housing Things I Worried About: what do I bring? Obviously after living in a dorm for a year, I know a little bit about what works and what doesn’t. I also want to talk about what […]

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Author, Housing, University Housing

The Anatomy of an Ohio State Quad

Written by    Jul 11, 2017

You did it: you’ve been accepted, you’ve enrolled, you’ve even gone to orientation. The next step, and one of the last ones you’ll take before stepping on campus in August, is receiving your housing assignment and getting ready for moving in. Housing is one of the scariest parts of college—what room will I get? Where will I live? Will my roommate(s) be nice? While I […]

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Author, Housing, University Housing

Grocery and Food Tips For the Dorm Life

Written by    May 24, 2017

Lets talk about everyone’s favorite topic: food. As the school year came to a close and I moved out of my residence hall the final time and into an apartment just off campus for the summer. It was time to take on quite a few responsibilities including going grocery shopping. Its funny how much you take your meal plan for granted until it is time to […]

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Advice, Dining, Food, Housing, Student Life, University Housing

An RA’s Advice for New Residents

Written by    May 4, 2017

For lots of freshmen, moving on campus is their first time living on their own. It may be a little intimidating, but it will also be a lot of fun! Here is my professional advice to be a successful resident your first semester:

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Academics, Advice, Author, Campus Life, Home, Housing, Student Life, Student orgs, University Housing

Small Spaces

Written by    Apr 27, 2017

My first year at Ohio State has gone really well, but I am looking forward to going home next week. It will be nice to eat home cooked meals, to not worry about studying, and to not be confined to one side of a room that’s already a little cramped. The truth is, living in a double in Smith-Steeb has not been as bad as […]

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Campus Life, Housing, University Housing

Packing for College: Nightmare or Nah?

Written by    Apr 7, 2017

There are about three more weeks left in the semester, so naturally I started taking inventory of my dorm room and comparing it to the inventory I created before I started school in the fall. Yeah, there are a lot of things that don’t add up.

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Advice, Author, Campus Life, Home, Housing, Personal, Student Life, The Future, University Housing

Finding A Roommate

Written by    Mar 24, 2017

So you’ve been accepted to Ohio State! Welcome to the fam. Next, you’ve gotta decide where you want to live and more importantly, who you want to live with. And this can be scary.

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Advice, Author, Housing