By Jordan | August 12, 2013
This upcoming weekend, thousands of college students and their families will flood the streets of Columbus and the campus of The Ohio State University for the 2013 Fall Semester. The Move-In weekend is a very exciting time for OSU. Current students will soon be moving into their respective dorm, apartment, or even house. A lack of preparation can however make the process very hectic and frustrating. To make the process a lot easier, I found a few proven methods to making this experience the exciting one it should be. Let’s get to it!
Its important that you imagine what you want your room to look like. Hopefully you took the opportunity to visit your new home during last school year or on a tour. Keep in mind how much space you have to save for your roommate(s), if any. You can bring as many clothes as you feel necessary, as long as you don’t over stuff your closet and drawers. Don’t forget that its still summer in August, things like winter coats and snow boots can be kept at home or in storage for a few months at least. Decorating your own room is a fun experience as well! Finding the perfect spot to put photos, paintings, and posters is exciting and adds a personality to your living area. Remember that your room is your own tiny spot on Ohio State’s huge campus!
Don’t be afraid to get to know the people your living with. Living with a person is a lot different than just knowing them. Understanding your roommate’s personality and living habits early on can prevent conflicts down the road. Adding them as a friend on Facebook or a quick follow on Twitter can provide you with an idea of the type of person you’ll be spending the year with. Staying organized and tidy is a good start to living together.
Moving in is comes with some mixed emotions. Leaving friends and family is never easy, but the excitement of a new school year should have you pumped! At the end of the day, it’ll feel good to call The Ohio State University your home.