Home    Category: Housing

Odd things no one tells you to bring to college

Written by    Jul 17, 2018

Move-in is a month(ish) away. Are you ready? If you’re a freshman, you’re probably not. It’s okay. We’ve all been there. There are tons of lists out there that assure you they tell you everything you need for college. Problem is, these lists suck. Thanks, we had no idea we needed a pillow and sheets. So here are some items that you don’t really see on […]

Read more

Advice, University Housing

5 things that are “worth it”

Written by    Jun 7, 2018

Around summertime, especially if you’re an incoming freshman, you have a lot of emails coming in about a lot of decisions you need to make. What meal plan, where you’ll live, if you’ll life with someone you know, what classes to take, yada yada yada. It’s hard to decide what choices you should take a risk on, and with what choices you should just go […]

Read more

Dining, Food, Football, Housing, School Spirit, Student Life

The Perks of Being on Campus

Written by    May 1, 2018

I am part of the second class at Ohio State that has been required to live on campus for my first two years here. When Ohio State first made the change, opinions were mixed and even now, some of my fellow sophomores complain about not being able to live where they want their second year like some of their friends at other schools. After having […]

Read more

Housing, University Housing

Perks to Dorm Life

Written by    Mar 30, 2018

Living in the dorms for two years is something students should definitely see as a positive rather than a negative. As the last class with the option to do so, I personally didn’t mind having those two years to live on campus, and here’s a few reasons why:

Read more

Advice, Author, Campus Life, Housing, Student Life, University Housing

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. […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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!

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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