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25 Tips for Making Friends in College

by Ryan Carter

Making friends in college can sometimes feel overwhelming, whether you're getting ready to start classes for the first time or whether you're enrolled in a new semester of classes and don't know any of your new classmates.

Fortunately, since college communities are constantly changing—new students are coming in, students are coming back from being abroad, new classes are starting, new clubs are forming—meeting people and making friends is simply part of the normal routine. If you're not sure where exactly to start, however, try any (or all!) of these ideas.

10 Necessities for Every College Freshman

by Ryan Carter

When it comes to packing for anything in general, it’s very normal to pack the most unnecessary items while leaving the necessary items at home. However, when packing for college, it’s crucial that you DO NOT forget the necessities. College may be hours away from home, so going back home may not be an option. Here is a list of very important things to bring to college that you can’t forget to pack!


Hot Spots Around OSU’S Campus

by Ryan Carter

There’s more to campus life than the bars scattered along High Street. Here is a list of some of the hot spots to visit around campus that every student should enjoy.

4 Tips For Picking the Best Roommate

by Hometeam Properties
Picking a roommate is something that many people have to do in their college years. Deciding to have roommates is an easy way to bring down rental costs, make new friends, and have new experiences. If you decide to have a roommate, it’s important to evaluate the potential roommate to see if they would be a good match with you. This allows you to avoid living with someone who's living style does not match your own. When you are deciding who you should room with, remember these important factors:

Easy Recipes For College Students

by Madeleine Smith

Living on your own in college can be hard, especially if you're trying to save money by not eating out.

However, cooking isn't always simple. Use these easy recipes for college students to cook a hearty meal that won't break the bank! 

Campus Safety Tips To Abide By

by Madeleine Smith

College can be scary place and living on your own for the first time can be a intimidating experience.  

Don't fear, we are here to help!

Read these campus safety tips to keep yourself safe, to prevent fires, to keep your apartment safe, and to stay safe while riding a bike. 

What To Do With Your Lease If You Study Abroad

by Madeleine Smith

Studying abroad is a wonderful experience to have during your college career.  But now that you are accepted into your study abroad program, what are you going to do about your lease? 

Study Tips for College Students

by Hometeam Properties

As finals week approaches, studying can seem like a duanting task.  We went ahead and complied a list of study tips for college students to make your life a little easier.  

Credit Cards For College Students

by Madeleine Smith

The process of picking a credit card can be overwhelming, frustrating, and can frankly make you want to run and hide.  

But the bottom line is that if you want to eventually be able to do things like buy a house or take out a loan without having an overwhelming interest rate, you will need to build up your credit score.