Move-In Day As Told By Michael Scott

Move-In Day As Told By Michael Scott

Yes, this is my fourth Target run today.

August is here and move in day for many of us Rollins students is vastly approaching. As a junior, I feel like I have a general idea of how move-in day will work for me, but things happen and suddenly I'll be making my third Target run. From freshmen to sophomore year, I have gained some insight into how move-in day works and what it entails. As a perfect explanation, here is Michael Scott.


When you first arrive to your new home for the semester, it can be exciting and nerve-racking. Especially if you have not physically seen your room yet, then you wait outside your door hoping everything will be alright. A million questions run through your head before you finally open that door.


Realizing how many bags and boxes you have and thinking there is no way you will be done setting everything up AND decorating by the end of the day. Don't worry, you will get it done. I recommend doing one thing at a time to make things run smoothly, so if you are setting up your bed, then get the sheets, covers, and pillows ready once you are done. And, then move on to your desk or your closet. Always decorate your room last because it is mostly small tasks like hanging up pictures, flags, little trinkets, and your room will be all set up by then.

Meeting your roommate (if you have one)

For many first years, living with a roommate who is not a relative is a new concept, and it is scary meeting him or her for the first time! You desperately hope that she or he likes you, and that you live well together. Maybe you can even be friends? As long as your parents or relatives don't embarrass you too much.

If you have already met your roommate or know them personally, then it can still be equally anxious. You want to have a great semester and knowing you have a support system right in your dorm is even better. So, ask how he or she is setting up their side of the room, were their decorations are going, and establish some ground rules.

Target or Costco runs

It is inevitable that you will need to leave campus to get something, and whether that be Target or Costco, be prepared. A list is a good idea and can reduce the number of times you go to these stores. Trust me, you do not want to spend a large chunk of time shopping for necessities only to return to your room and immediately have to go back to the store for something else. Keep in mind the times that you go too because parking is definitely a struggle, at least in Florida, and the lunch rush is not a pleasant time to drive.


Taking a break from unpacking and running around trying to get everything together is always a good idea. There are a lot of tasks for first years to accomplish on campus, and these small tasks can be your break too! Eat right and hydrate! Make sure to drink water because it is hot and humid in Florida, even at 9am.

Leaving your parents of relatives

When you are all done moving in and it is time for your parents or relatives to leave you on your own, it is an experience. You want to be on your own and have your freedom, but you know you will miss them too.

Move-in day is coming up, and I hope it goes smoothly for everyone! Remember, there is not perfect way to do this and there will definitely be ups and downs, but it is SO worth it once you're in your new home!

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I Blame My Dad For My High Expectations

Dad, it's all your fault.

I always tell my dad that no matter who I date, he's always my number one guy. Sometimes I say it as more of a routine thing. However, the meaning behind it is all too real. For as long as I can remember my dad has been my one true love, and it's going to be hard to find someone who can top him.

My dad loves me when I am difficult. He knows how to keep the perfect distance on the days when I'm in a mood, how to hold me on the days that are tough, and how to stand by me on the days that are good.

He listens to me rant for hours over people, my days at school, or the episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' I watched that night and never once loses interest.

He picks on me about my hair, outfit, shoes, and everything else after spending hours to get ready only to end by telling me, “You look good." And I know he means it.

He holds the door for me, carries my bags for me, and always buys my food. He goes out of his way to make me smile when he sees that I'm upset. He calls me randomly during the day to see how I'm doing and how my day is going and drops everything to answer the phone when I call.

When it comes to other people, my dad has a heart of gold. He will do anything for anyone, even his worst enemy. He will smile at strangers and compliment people he barely knows. He will strike up a conversation with anyone, even if it means going way out of his way, and he will always put himself last.

My dad also knows when to give tough love. He knows how to make me respect him without having to ask for it or enforce it. He knows how to make me want to be a better person just to make him proud. He has molded me into who I am today without ever pushing me too hard. He knew the exact times I needed to be reminded who I was.

Dad, you have my respect, trust, but most of all my heart. You have impacted my life most of all, and for that, I can never repay you. Without you, I wouldn't know what I to look for when I finally begin to search for who I want to spend the rest of my life with, but it might take some time to find someone who measures up to you.

To my future husband, I'm sorry. You have some huge shoes to fill, and most of all, I hope you can cook.

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11 Signs You've Attained Grandma Status, BEFORE Graduating College

Knowing that you're a 20-year-old grandma is the first step.


Have you ever realized you have a surprising amount of candy in your purse? Or that your house is where everyone goes when they want to watch soap operas and eat snacks? You may be a grandma without realizing. Check off how many things are true of you to see if you're really a young grandma!

1. You have candy in your purse.

I personally have at least two to three pieces of chocolate or hard candy in my purse at all times. I don't even eat the candy I keep it solely to give out to other people.

2. You always refer to your friends as cute.

Because they are! All of your friends just have such pinchable cheeks and you would do anything for them. Those cuties deserve the world.

3. You watch daytime TV.

I'm talking "Days of Our Lives," "Say Yes to The Dress," "Untold Stories of The ER." Those are some of the best shows on television! It's almost rewarding watching that girl get the dress of her dreams or the weird ER stories.

4. You go for walks.

Nothing too strenuous, just a light walk around the block. You want to just enjoy the weather outside and wave to all your neighbors while you judge them.

5. You judge everyone.

You're never going to say anything to their face or start drama but it's nice to be in on all of your neighbors' secrets. Bonus points if your eyes narrow when you see your neighbors up to something in particular.

6. You go to bed early.

Maybe not 8 or 9 o' clock but definitely by 9:30, you're out cold. You need to get all the beauty sleep that you can if you want to prevent wrinkles.

7. You don't understand modern music.

What is a lil Zan? This music is terrible and it doesn't make sense. Thank God we still have the ASAP Mob.

8. A club is not your idea of a good time.

I mean who really wants to be all sweaty and crowded around a bunch of strangers. It's not fun and everyone's belligerent.

9. Your house always has snacks.

Snacks make the world go around. I'm talking cookies and popsicles, all the good stuff. All your friends know this too and they take total advantage of it.

10. You have calm hobbies.

Collecting things or knitting are examples of calm hobbies. Or maybe you like to sew or bake. Definitely grandma type hobbies.

11. You eat a lot of sweets.

Not typical sweets like chocolate or mummies, but things like muffins and baked goods. They just really hit the spot sometimes, well most of the time.

If you can relate to at least six out of the 11 things listed, you're probably a grandma. That's OK though! Grandmas keep us all fed and warm and you're friends probably love you for it.

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