hey guys it's savannah, i'm makenzie's ( @makenziebarakarth ) sister. i'm a sophomore in college and she wanted me to do a tip series on college.
the first tip was on packing;
so here we go.
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just a quick tip, they usually kick you out for holiday breaks, but you usually don't have to take everything down! my school doesn't kick you out for spring break. most school just make you take your belongings and unplug everything.
summer break you have to take /everything/. you want start doing it little by little the week before your last day.
O1 r o o m m a t e s;
lucky for me i never had a bad experience with my roommate. no one in my hall had any troubles and almost all of them were random.
in terms of courteousness, be quiet if she is sleeping, use headphones, like don't be that roommate who is a total BEEP and doesn't care about others around them.
theft wise, at first you want to like put your laptop under your pillow and be very discrete about it. i never had any problems with stealing but you never know!!
you want to become friends with your roommate! it's like a sleepover everynight!!
as long as you don't make a big deal, you are allowed to move your furniture.
O2 h a l l m a t e s;
hallmates are important. you want to become friends with the girls in you hall. leave your door open so when people walk by you can say hey or smile. say hey or smile when you walk past an open door. start conversations.
GO TO THE ICE BREAKERS OHMYGOSH. they are so cheesy but that's like the way to make friends! they are usually kinda fun!
by the end of the school year I was friends with almost every girl in my hallway, not counting the drama mamas.
one major thing is don't blast your music. you may like Ke$ha while some other girl likes Asking Alexandria. you will be labeled and you will be unliked,
be willing to share things with other people. like if someone has a cold i'm sure you can give them one Dayquil! usually your hallway just becomes like a bartering city.
O3 c l e a n i n g;
my roommate and i on Wednesday had this huge break in between our classes and we would use that time to clean and do laundry. don't do your laundry on Sunday when every girl is doing it because then you wont get any done!
make cleaning fun! play music and take turns. my roommate and i just did our side of the dorm, but still. play music, talk, have fun. make it like a cleaning party. my roommate and i were pretty clean, but i had hall mates complain to me about how their roommates were dirty, so try to at least pick your clothes off the floor.
O4 a w k w a r d situations and how to avoid them;
ok so at my school there is like this big building for the dorms and on my floor there were guys and girls. the bathrooms were in a main area so showering was awkward.
you basically had to walk down in your towel in front of guys. after a while it wasn't a big deal, but it can be embarrassing for shy girls. just kind stand up straight and avoid eye contact. most guys just turn their head and look the other way. don't sweat it.
pooping is awkward. i will just put that out there. everybody poops. there is no way around it, sorry.
if you wake up in the middle of the night and have to use the bathroom:
step one; if you don’t have pants, put on pants.
step two: put on the flip flops or die.
step three: cross arms over boobs.
step four: walk to bathroom.
there you didn't have to put a bra on just to pee!
text before you sex. your roommate does not want to watch.
O5 b a t h r o o m s;
whether you are going pee or taking a shower, put on the flip flops.
take a show caddy.
don't do your hair and make-up in the bathrooms, you have outlets and mirrors on your dorm for a reason.
try really hard to not drop your soap.
you want to be super nice to her.
they are the ones that if you get in trouble, they write you up.
if you loose your key or ID, they are expensive.
O7 q u i e t hours;
if it's quiet hours and you know people are studying, shut up.
don't blast your music and sing and be unnecessary!
this is kind of and older girl only one, if you are doing the nasty, quiet down!
O8 night time activities;
this is not a boarding school! you can have boys and girls sleepover!!
just if you plan you know make sure your roommate is out of the room.
O9 fire drills;
every night before you go to bed, make sure you have an outfit to change into so you aren't like in your skimpy shorts and whatever.
if you are in the shower, finish the step you are on as fast as possible and get out. this is were the robe comes in handy. i have never been through that but it sucks!
1O setting up get togethers;
after everyone starts getting a little more comfortable with each other plan a little get together!
get a white board for your door and write the information about the get together, also go around and tell everyone like 4 day in advanced!
some good ideas are
-Movie Mondays (my roommate and i had the best movies so we always hosted this.) ask everyone to bring their own blanket and bam.
-get like a bored game and go around be like "Wanna come play a bored game?" and most will be like "Sure!"
-If you brought like your gaming system then if you have like Wii Sports or Just Dance even though you have limited controllers everyone can watch and talk and just have fun!
hope this helps !