Dorm Room Essentials

Eating on a College Budget: Ideas for a Week of Cheap, Hassle-Free Dinners

By Amanda Ferrara, Student at New York University Dealing with your busy college schedule, living on your own for the first time and being financially independent is hard — but wait, you still have to feed yourself! Whether you have a deluxe kitchen or are depending on the run-of-the-mill microwave, I have some cheap and

Living with Guys: A Glimpse into Co-ed Dorm Life

For some of you, making the transition to dorm life is going to be a hassle. There’s no way around that. But this pressure is even more intense if you’re on a co-ed dorm hall.

College Essentials: Laundry Supplies

It’s the middle of May and you know what that means — Graduation! If your teen hasn’t graduated yet, you’ve still got time to find the perfect gift (and can check back here for some ideas), but you should start stocking up on College Essentials. College essentials is a new series we’ll be running here

Five Books Incoming Freshmen Need to Bring to College

Dorm rooms, sororities, and unlimited freedom to do what you want… freshman year may sound like fun and games, but it can be a huge shocker when you don’t know what to expect. Surviving Rush, all-nighters, and roommate wars are only a few of the barriers that many incoming freshman aren’t prepared for. These five

Introducing Our College Budget-Friendly Holiday Shopping Guide

It’s that time of year again. You know, the one where you start freaking out about buying gifts for your friends and family due to the fact that you’re a poor college student who barely makes enough to go to the bar a few times a week, let alone buy presents for a gazillion people.

Zen and the Art of Dealing with Dorm Room Distractions

It all started three years ago when I first entered college as a freshman. I lived in a small, 11 x 13 ft dorm room with an awkward roommate. My sophomore year, I moved into an on-campus apartment and lived with five other girls. Let’s just say that was more estrogen than Mother Nature would

Best of…Dorm Life (5 Ways to Germ-Proof Your Space)

During this September and October, U Chic will be running some great articles (i.e. oldies but goodies from our archives) as a part of our “Best of” Freshman series. Each one will focus on a specific topic designed to ease you into college life, while peparing you for your first year away from home. This

Best of…Dorm Life (Five Tips for Decorating on the Cheap)

During this September and October, U Chic will be running some great articles (i.e. oldies but goodies from our archives) as a part of our “Best of” Freshman series. Each one will focus on a specific topic designed to ease you into college life, while peparing you for your first year away from home. This

Define Your Dorm Style

College dorms are legendarily drab: cinderblock walls, groaty desk chair, matching wooden bed, desk, and drawers. That means how you decorate, what posters hang on the wall and what non-little kid sheets cover the bed, should truly express who you are. So how will you define your dorm style?

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