Why Having a Roommate is the Best Thing Ever!

June 4, 2018

Before college, many people never experienced sharing a room with anyone. Even if they did, it was probably a sibling that they felt close enough to yell at or kick out when they needed their own space. So sharing a … Continued

They See Me Rollin’

May 22, 2018

As we know, UNC is a rather large campus that at time feels like a whole other world. Sometimes that walk from class back to the southern part of campus can be brutal, especially in that summer heat. Jeez.   However, … Continued

The Suite Life: My Experience in a Shared Living Space

April 28, 2018

Living on campus is a key part of the authentic college experience. A lot of incoming first-years might be excited for the new adventure, but less excited about sharing a living space (and a bathroom). As a weathered old first-year, … Continued

The Coolest Room Ever

June 30, 2017

It’s time to release your inner HGTV The dog days of summer can often leave you longing for school to start. You may find yourself thinking about a time when there were things to do and people to do things with. Whenever … Continued

Dear Out of State Students,

August 11, 2016

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, … Continued

Residence Hall How-To’s: Doing Laundry

August 24, 2015

You’ve been living in your residence hall for a week or two, and you notice your laundry hamper filling up quickly. Your mom is not around to conveniently wash, dry, fold, and deliver your clothes right to your room, and … Continued

Weekends on Campus: What to Do?

July 15, 2015

The countdown to move-in has begun, and you’re busy shopping for supplies, texting your roommate, and signing up for classes. However, what happens after you’ve settled in? As a first-year student (or even a returning one), weekends are the prime … Continued

Top 10 First-Year Flings

August 16, 2013

A bucket list for your first year at Carolina Everyone has their own Carolina experience. Of course it will involve studying and going to class, along with going to the dining hall and sharing a shower with your suitemates. Some … Continued

Friends, Food and Funnies

April 29, 2013

New to UNC? Get a glimpse of Carolina’s campus culture UNC Class of 2017: This Facebook page is a perfect way for incoming first-years to meet other students and start talking about classes, orientation, roommates and more. I still use … Continued

Roommate Series Part III: Going Global

April 24, 2013

Living with an international student After two years of living with Daniel and then Walt, last summer I was presented with perhaps the wildest roommate assignment one can get: an international student. While Walt was studying abroad in Italy for … Continued