How to Make the Most of Your Dorm Room Space

May 23, 2018

Making a dorm room your “second home” for a school year can be a daunting task. Given that you have limited dorm space, it is vital to organize your room to utilize as much space as possible. By following this … Continued

Sunburst Mirror: A College DIY

July 23, 2014

White residence hall walls are one of the biggest problems experienced by first-time dorm decorators. Beat the blah on a budget by making lightweight decorations that can be held up with damage-free hanging strips. Like this cute, Pinterest-inspired sunburst mirror, for example! … Continued

Lofting Beds

July 21, 2014

As I answer questions for parents and incoming students at First-Year Orientation, I tend to see a lot of trends in what people are curious about. One thing that everyone wants to know is if and how the beds can … Continued

Healthy, Happy Houseplants: A College DIY

June 30, 2014

I am a lover of DIY dorm projects. They’re the perfect hobby when you’re a broke college student, yet still want your room to exude a cozy vibe. That being said, there’s one easy peasy project I’ve been seeing all … Continued

Dream Room Contest

July 2, 2013

Pin your ideas for a chance to win The third contest in our Summer Contest Series will take place on Pinterest! If you’d like to participate, simply pin anything that represents your ultimate dream residence hall room on this pinboard: … Continued

Finally Finding Your Fit

February 28, 2013

Enjoy the college journey, but don’t forget your destination Remember your first day of class at Carolina? I do. I barely found my way from Hinton James to Greenlaw. Dozens of student groups accosted me as I hurried through the … Continued

Your holiday home away from home

November 13, 2012

Decorating is worth the trouble It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and one of my favorite parts of the holiday season is decorating for Christmas. I love all the lights and putting presents under the tree. And don’t … Continued

The Village Life

October 23, 2012

Top 10 reasons to live in an on-campus apartment You’ve lived in a traditional residence hall, but now it’s time for a change. So you should move off campus, right? Not necessarily. Read on to find out the top ten reasons … Continued

Home-Grown Room

August 15, 2012

Crafting a cozy and sustainable living space Each August, bright-eyed college first-years flock to department stores, lured by neat shelves of room furnishings. Coordinating bedspreads, furniture and dishes seem to symbolize a fresh start and new beginnings. But as I … Continued

Bring it! Leave it. Do I really need it?

July 18, 2012

What’s not mentioned on the move-in packing list So if you’ve been to Orientation, you should have received your “Get Ready to Live at Carolina!” Move-In Guide for 2012-2013. (You can also download it from On pages 5 and … Continued