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

How to be a Jedi: Time Edition

August 2, 2017

A long time ago, in a high school far, far away… It was easy to get away with looking over your notes for a minute, and then acing the test. It started to get a little harder when we got … Continued

Heels Away From Home

July 27, 2017

(updated September 2019) You may have been excited to start college (I was!), but then as you watched your parents drive away from you, or you drove away from them in the driveway, an intense feeling of dread might have … 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

Don’t Rain on Our Parade!

June 28, 2017

10 ways to make even the worst days seem dry and fly! Welcome to Carolina, the place where the skies are always Carolina blue and the sunshine is always shining! For a few minutes. Let’s be real for a second- … 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

RLPs at a Glance

February 25, 2016

Imagine living with a community of students who are all passionate about the same thing as you. Pretty cool, right? Residential Learning Programs (RLPs) offer all of the perks of living on-campus, with the added benefit of a unique educational … Continued

Tar Heel Transportation: Getting Around Campus

September 8, 2015

You leave your room in Hinton James, head to class in Carroll Hall, eat lunch at Lenoir, circle back to another class in Genome Sciences, work out at the SRC, return to Hinton James, then go to dinner with friends … 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