The 7 Dos And Don'ts Of Freshman Move-In Day At Rutgers University

The 7 Dos And Don'ts Of Freshman Move-In Day At Rutgers University

Even though you might be eager to get back into the groove on campus, it's important that you spend time with your loved ones who you won't see for weeks, or possibly even months.

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By the time this article is live, I will have already moved in for my sophomore year at Rutgers University! For those of you who are still eagerly waiting your move-in day, check out my tips to avoid some rookie mistakes.

1. DO: Be prepared for all weather

It's safe to say that Jersey weather is very erratic. While it might be sunny and 80 degrees one day at the beginning of the semester, there's a great chance it may be 60 and rainy the next. Be sure to pack rain gear and a sweater or two, for you might come close to experiencing all four seasons within a week.

2. DON'T: Pack your entire wardrobe

Listen, I love clothes as much as the next person and would be glad to treat every day like a fashion show. However, this simply isn't plausible. Not only may you lack the suitcase space to do so, but you will most definitely lack the dorm storage space to do so as well.

3. DO: Invest in space bags

The commercials from years ago were the real deal! If you're tight on car space, using these space bags for your bulky items such as bedding and pillows will make a huge difference! You can find them for a pretty good price here.

4. DON'T: wait until the night before to pack

Packing for college entails packing your whole life away for months out of time, not for a quick weekend getaway. Try to pack a little here and there in the week leading up to move in day. Trust me, you'd rather spend your last day home enjoying time with friends and family rather than packing.

5. DO: Be prepared for lots of scarlet pride

When you first arrive at campus, you will be amazed by the amount of school spirit bursting from everyone on campus! Instead of scoffing at all this pride, join in on the fun!

6. DON'T: stress if you forget something

Luckily Rutgers has convenience stores located on every campus. There are even a lot of stores in the surrounding areas to visit too. If you're not in a rush, you can even look to Amazon to save the day.

7. DO: Make time to say goodbye to friends and family

Even though you might be eager to get back into the groove on campus, it's important that you spend time with your loved ones who you won't see for weeks, or possibly even months.

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21 Lies College Students Tell Their Parents

I can almost guarantee that you have used at least five of these.

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Let's be honest. College is the best time of your life for a lot of reasons, and maybe you should not tell your mom all of them when she calls. I can almost guarantee that you have used at least five of these, and the others — maybe you should try next time!

1. "I can't talk now, I'm in the library."

Typically used when the student is too hungover to talk.

2. "Gotta go now, I'm walking into class."

Then hit play on Netflix.

3. "I think it might be food poisoning."

Was it the food, or all of that alcohol? Your symptoms sound more like a hangover to me.

4. "No, I didn't just wake up."

It is 4 p.m. and, yes, you did.

5. "I need more money for laundry and food."

Meaning, "I need more money for things I don't think you will give me money for."

6. "I never skip class!"

When we use this one, it usually does not refer to anything before 11 a.m.

7. "I studied all night for that test!"

If by "studied all night" you mean you watched TV shows in the library, then, yes, all night.

8. "Everyone failed that test."

And by everyone, I mean me and my friend who did not go to sleep until 3 a.m.

9. "I'm walking home from breakfast with my friends."

Yeah, OK. You are just lucky she cannot see last night's outfit and the high heels you are carrying. We know where you have been.

10. "Potbelly's is a restaurant."

I mean, they may sell tacos, but I'm not sure I would call it a restaurant.

11. "I go to Cantina's for the Nachos."

I hope that is not the only reason but, hey, you do you.

12. "The $40 charge on the card from last Saturday? That was for school supplies!"

Yeah, right. It was for a new dress.

13. "Nobody goes out on weeknights, especially not me."

We all know grades come first, right?

14. "I can't remember the last time I went out!"

Literally.

15. "I make my bed regularly"

About as often as I clean the bathroom.

16. "I did not say 'Margarita Monday,' I said I went to 'Margaret's on Monday'!"

Following the use of this lie, do not post any pictures on social media of you with a margarita.

17. "I use my meal plan, and eat in the dining hall all the time."

As you scarf down Chick-fil-A.

18. "I eat healthy!"

For those without a meal plan who have to grocery shop on their own, we all know you spend $2 on a 12-pack of Ramen noodles and the rest on a different kind of 12-pack.

19. "No, I don't have a fake ID."

OK, "John Smith," and where exactly in Wyoming are you from?

20. "I'm doing great in all of my classes."

We use this one because you cannot see our grades online, anymore.

21. "I did not wait until the last minute to start on this."

We all know that if you start a paper before 10 p.m. the night before it is due, you are doing something wrong.

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8 Things Wrong With Arizona State University

Here's eight things wrong about Arizona State University, if we're being honest.

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Here's eight things wrong about Arizona State University, if we're being honest.

1. We don't have a Greek Row.

Yes, I know we have giant condos for greek life, but it is not the same as what other colleges or universities have. See they have giant houses and we got stuck with condos that all face one another. And I hate to say it, but even University of Arizona has giant houses and to me, that sounds a whole lot better.

2. We don't have a school newspaper.

We do have a Cronkite school (the journalism school) newspaper, but it is nothing compared to a school newspaper where we have columns discussing all parts of the university and random pieces. We are one of the best journalism schools in the nation, yet we don't have a newspaper. Well, that's weird.

3. Our school spirit sucks.

People literally just show up to the game for two minutes, take a Snapchat and Instagram picture acting like they were there and then they leave.

4. There's too many campuses.

Downtown, Tempe, Polytechnic, and West. It doesn't feel like a college town/campus with all the campuses we have and how widespread everything is. It is not enjoyable when you have to uber to class every day or take the light rail where all the homeless people sleep and hang out.

5. The dining halls are awful.

Want some pizza? Well, it is going to taste like cardboard. There is absolutely nothing to eat in the dining hall. Well, the salad bar is always there, but do they really think all college students are going to be running to the salad bar to make sure they got the last of the tomatoes.

6. Too many assignment platforms.

Blackboard, Canvas, Tophat, Mytab? Can't our professors just pick one learning management system to use so each class I don't have to pay 125 bucks for another system

7. It's a "dry campus."

Well sorry ASU that's a funny joke, welcome to college.

8. Who came up with the Sun Devil hand gesture?


I hope they know what it means (kids reading this, you know what it means…)

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