College as a whole is a wild ride, but life in the dorms is an adventure all its own. Once you move in this could very well be your first time living in a new place, taking care of yourself, or sharing a space with roommates—it’s all pretty exciting, but admittedly also A LOT to take on.
We know you’re amped to start making college life happen, but before you settle in read these six key tips to surviving freshman year in the dorms.
1. Expect noise.
When you’re living in a building filled with dozens of fellow freshmen, each just as eager as you are to experience the college life, you’re going to have to expect some noise along the way.
We’re not saying there will be people blaring music out of their rooms 24/7, especially since most schools have rules about noise levels and disrupting fellow students, but there will be some degree of background bustle within earshot.
Some people trudge down the hallway. Maybe your roommate snores. Heck, the walls between rooms could just be thin. Whichever the reason, you should get used to the idea of complete peace and quiet being reserved for special occasions.
SURVIVAL TIP: Consider buying earplugs to help block out the clatter when you’re trying to sleep.
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