|Be Prepared! The College Move|
and Joseph Sponholz
The Princeton Review College Companion
|Before leaving home:|
1. Call your roommate-to-be. Get acquainted early and discuss what you're each bringing. (No need for two refrigerators when one (ideally, the biggest) will do!)
2. Ship a few boxes ahead. You'll have more room in the family car-or less to carry on the plane!
3. Handy (often forgotten) things to pack: A power strip, extension cords, hammer & screwdriver, hanging shoe rack, underbed storage boxes, and a desk lamp (or bed light).
4. Call the bursar's office.
Check ahead to be sure your tuition (or loan) check has been
received and you're clear to register for classes.
|After arriving on Campus:|
5. Absolutely, positively attend the orientation activities and parties. Join in, be a sport- you'll find friends a lot faster!
6. Scope out where your classes are. Walk through your daily schedule so you know before classes begin how long it takes to get from English Comp to Econ 101.
7. Take care of money matters. Open a savings & checking account with a local bank. Also find the nearest ATM.
8. Have a "ground rules"
chat with your roommate. You'll each be glad you took the time
to work out a plan to accomodate each other's study, sleeping,
eating and CD-blasting habits!