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01 Nov

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The Supplies You Can’t Live Without in College

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By Liz David

 

When you come to college, there are so many things that you have to remember to bring with you, especially if you are planning to live on campus. From bedding, to all of your clothes, to textbooks, there are many essentials needed to survive everyday college life. However, there are those small supplies that can be extremely helpful but easily forgotten about. In order to make sure you truly have everything you need at college, here is a (potentially random) list of things that are definitely a necessity to have, but can often be left behind:

 

  • Tide-To-Go Stick 

When you’re in college, laundry is something that usually piles up and can sometimes get left undone for close to two weeks. So to avoid having your clothes get permanent stains, having a Tide -To-Go stick is a must. 

 

  • Pictures of family and friends

 

Having photos of your favorite people, places, or animals are great to use when decorating your dorm room. Being able to look at the things you love most can make you feel like you are at home in an instant.

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20 Oct

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The Ultimate Guide to Decorating your Dorm Room

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By Belle Frank

Being a senior in college, I have learned a few tips and tricks for dorm decor on a budget. (I like to think of myself as an amateur interior designer.) I have carried my own sense of style into my dorm so it feels more like a bedroom rather than a dorm room. So here are some tips to help you make your dorm room a bedroom too:

  • Discounts 

You’re a college student now, which means you should embrace the discounts! A lot of chain stores will give 15% or more off of a total order when you show your student ID at checkout, so don’t be afraid to ask. Remember:

  • Not everything has to be bought brand new. Thrift stores, garage sales, and Grandma’s attic are great spots to find some treasures.

  • Purchase things that you can change the look of depending on the season. Such as chalk boards, bulletin boards, or memory boards.

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07 Feb

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Being an RA at the Mount

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My name is Danielle Zaleski, and I am a senior resident assistant for freshman residents in Sakac Hall.

I started my RA journey last year with upper classmen in College Court 16, and I haven’t looked back since. If I were to go back and do this entire process again, the only thing I would change would be applying for this position right after freshman year!

Taking on this responsibility has opened multiple doors including having better relationships with faculty on campus, helping build my leadership skills, and blessing me with a family I like to call Res Life. I wouldn’t say this job is easy and like any other job it has its ups and downs, but at the end of the day, being able to be a piece that helped make a fellow students college experience the best it could possibly be is an honor. Continue Reading

27 Jul

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The Mount Reflects: Living On Campus

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Move-in day will be here before you know it! As you hurry around collecting dorm essentials, we thought we’d share with you some of the reasons Mount students love living on campus!

Danielle Petricca, Class of 2020 – “Being able to have fun with your friends whenever you want and being so close to school that you can wake up and be in class in 10 minutes. It’s a new experience to live away from home and it brings out independence that you might not even know you had. It creates a huge difference between high school and college.”

Christina Mistretta, Class of 2019 – “Getting to know people and making close relationships, and Late Knight events!”

Megan Torpey, Class of 2018 – “Being close to your friends 24/7!”

Nicole Laghezza, Class of 2019 – “Being so close to your classes. It’s only a 5 minute walk!”

Men’s Baseball Team – “Tons of campus activities, always around your friends, and accessibility to everything on campus (food, athletic buildings, study spaces).”

Ashley Lane, Class of 2018 – “The best part of living on campus is definitely always having friends around. Living with your friends provides constant entertainment and they are also a great support system. Another great aspect of living on campus is that it makes getting involved and going to events so much more enjoyable, since they’re within walking distance from your bedroom.”

Amanda Greenwood, Class of 2019 – “Living on campus is great because your friends are never too far away when you need them!”

Alex Perlak, Class of 2020 – “Everything is right here. Everything is in walking distance and you don’t have to drive looking for food or something to do because there is always something happening at the Mount. I also loved living on campus because I got to have a roommate and experience one of the greatest parts of being a college student, autonomy.”

So there you have it – 8+ reasons why living at the Mount is great! As you start to pack, make sure you check out our handy “What to Bring to Campus” list for more information. We’ll see you in a month, Class of 2021!

01 Jun

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Dorm Decorating Tips

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Hey Class of 2021! Did you know that there are only 87 days until move in? Have you figured out how you’re going to decorate your dorm yet? Keep reading for tips from current students and recent alums about ways to personalize your room in Sakac or Guzman!

Steven Juergensen, Class of 2017 – “Conversation starters!! Posters of your favorite bands and photos of your friends and yourself doing something you love.” Wall art can not only help to liven up the space, but can also be a great way to start a conversation with someone new.

Daria Sullivan, Class of 2017 – “Use the space under your bed!!! This additional space is perfect for food, storage, drinks, or shoes (etc). Although it may not look like a whole lot, using that space will de-clutter your desk area and make dorm living easier!” Continue Reading