Keys to successful dorm living

Life’s Financial Journeys

Heading Off to College
Getting Out on Your Own
Blending Two Lives
Having a Child
Emptying the Nest
Entering Retirement
Death of a Life Partner
Military Life

Living in on-campus housing is an excellent way to begin your college career while focusing your attention on your studies. You have a place to live without having to worry about much of the details of renting an apartment. You also have access to prepared meals.

However, dorm living is not without its issues. There are many distractions since so many people are living in close proximity.

The following resources may assist you in helping you make the most of on-campus housing:

Keys to roommate success

Keys to a successful first year in college

On-or-off-campus living; which is better?

Tips for residence hall living

What to bring to college

Heading Off To College Tasks

1. Managing your own money
2. Finding a place to live
3. Setting up your own banking account
4. Getting your first job
5. Using credit wisely while in school

Finding a place to live Subtasks

1. Keys to successful dorm living
2. Tips for finding a place to rent
3. Your rights as a tenant
4. Avoid rental scams


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