You did it! You survived your first week of college. Maybe you’ve already met the group of people that you’ll be best friends with for the next four years. Maybe you signed up for a ton of clubs you’re super interested in. Maybe you love all your classes and maybe your professors are super cool and understanding.
Or maybe not.
If all of these things happened to you, then that’s awesome! But chances are they didn’t. And that’s okay too.
With the prominence of social media on campus it may seem like everyone is already having the time of their life, while you’re just stressed, homesick, and lonely. While some of the lucky ones may actually be having the time of their lives, way more people than you realize feel exactly like you. I remember my first week of college I was constantly going back and forth between being ecstatic and being sad. One second I’d be walking through the Pit overwhelmed with how much I loved my school and the next second I’d be calling my mom crying.
So to all the first-years out there so aren’t loving it yet… don’t worry, you will. You made it through your first week, and it only gets better. Soon you’ll meet your new best friends. Soon that cute boy in your Bio 101 class will sit next to you. Soon you’ll find a club you’re passionate about and be able to get super involved. Soon you’ll love UNC (almost) as much as I do.
Because even when you’re having a bad day, it’s ALWAYS a great day to be a Tarheel.
It’s officially Day 1 of move-in and we at Housing are PUMPED for the new opening of Olde Campus Lower Quad, renovated for the in-coming first-years. Today we’re sneaking a peek at AYCOCK, which shares a common area bridge with Graham, but we’re getting ahead of ourselves.
I present to you, Aycock!
Continue reading A Look Inside: AYCOCK
Sup! Or as people here like to say.. Hey, how are y’all doing?
So you’ve decided to leave your home state and become a Tar Heel, huh? Whether you’ve crossed an ocean, the whole country, or simply a state border, congratulations! You’ve made it here now, and you’re part of the 18% that aren’t North Carolinian!
While that number may seem smaller than a dook heart (we’re talkin’ very small), it’s more than it seems and more than enough to make you feel at home. If you’re not from the South, one thing you’ll quickly learn about it is its spirit of welcome, manners, and warmth. As you grow a new sense of home here, those features of the South are definitely your friends.
Before the fall, I hadn’t given going out of state any thought, hadn’t even considered the change of Southern culture. After all, I was coming from only two states away! No big deal, right? Well, gonna be honest here, not expecting things to be different resulted in culture shock hitting me like a biology textbook in the face.
Continue reading Dear Out of State Students,
How to get your buzz on in a dorm room.
Having worked as a barista in high school, coffee has been an essential morning routine for years. Knowing that my days were only going to get busier in college, I was worried about how I would get good coffee in school without breaking the bank. If you’re an addict like me, never fear, I have included all my secrets on how to stay caffeinated on campus without ruining the environment and blowing money on a Keurig.
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My views on why the “First Year Experience” is so important.
“South campus is soooo far from everything. Definitely live on mid campus”.
Continue reading Why I Chose to Live on South Campus
Here’s what we’re listening to when we’re out in the Pit! Come find the Shark and Banana dancing to this mix of classics, throwbacks, and current chart toppers!
It’s now only one month till move-in (!!!!), which means the thought of dorm shopping has probably crossed your mind two or three times. Or fifty, if you’re as nervous and clueless as I was last year.
While superstores are jumping to protest how you need need need the million decor options they offer, let’s set the record straight. The secret to packing for college is actually to avoid overpacking, which will leave your room cramped and your wallet cranky.
Here are 10 things I promise you’re better off leaving at home or on the shelf:
Continue reading The Uncheck List: 10 Things Not to Bring
Starting TODAY, the newly-bought UNC Student Stores is filled with a college student’s favorite 4-letter “S” word!
No, not that, silly. I’m talking about S-A-L-E.
The back of the store is basically an all-you-can-take, $0.99 buffet of everything from supplies to random knick-knacks. Being a wonderful combination of “Broke College Kid” and “Carolina Housing Intern”, I scoped out the sale for 5 things you NEED to up your dorm game:
Continue reading 4 Must-Haves from the Student Stores Sale
Ten people who are smarter than me sum up what Chapel Hill is all about
I am extremely lucky to go to the best University in the world, and I’m not the only one who feels this way. Grab some tissues, and settle in to read some very eloquent people say what Chapel Hill means to them.
Continue reading Top Ten Quotes About UNC