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Gift Swap Ideas on a College Budget

We get it, you love your college friends and want to get them gifts before you all depart for winter break, but there’s one thing stopping you: your wallet. It’s no secret that college students live on strict, tight budgets. The answer? A secret gift swap with all your friends– that way everyone is included, and no one has to break the bank. Here are some thoughtful, budget-friendly gift ideas for whomever’s name you draw.

Midterms & Mental Health

Mid-October to Thanksgiving break is midterm season at colleges across the nation! Notorious for sleepless nights, midterm week is a stressful time for students. If you’re in the midst of the madness, here’s what you can do to take care of yourself.

Thanksgiving Break

How to make the most out of your professor’s office hours

1. Have an objective before you arrive
Before you go, make sure you have an idea of what you want to talk about. If some of the material has been confusing, arrive with specific questions in mind (or better yet, on paper! Write down your questions to show that you’re prepared!) That’ll ensure that you leave with the exact information you came for!


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What To (Really!) Expect from Your First Syllabus Week

Ah, syllabus week. On paper, fifteen weeks is a long time. If you’re sitting in a classroom without air conditioning in the middle of August, December feels like a lifetime away. Syllabus week is your time to plan the entire semester- from assigned reading to tests to due dates, all the important stuff is right in front of you. Here’s what to expect at your first rodeo.

Space-Saving Items for College Students

You’ve heard dorm rooms are small. It’s a stereotype that typically holds true, but “small” doesn’t have to mean “cramped”. Keep clutter at bay with some of these handy and affordable dorm room must-haves!

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