What Every High School Grad Should Do Before Heading to College This Fall

heading off to college

-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
  • offtocollege post - please share:
  • About 20.4 million American students will attend college each fall accounting for about 69.2 percent of all students graduating from American high schools in the spring.

    If you will be one of them, then you may be very nervous.

    Here are some things that you can do to help you prepare for moving to college.

    Meet Your Roommate

    Even if you cannot meet your roommate in person, getting to know them on social media is a great way to start building a relationship. Talk about whether you are a night owl or are ready to get each day started. Think through what each roommate is going to provide as there may only be room for one refrigerator and microwave. Layout plans to do something fun together in your new community at the beginning of the school year.

    Spend Time at Home

    You are not the only one who will be experiencing changes and feeling nervous about them, so think about spending some extra time at home. Let those around you know how special they are to you. Let them help you pack the things that you will be taking with you on your new adventure. Understand that as you become independent, they will have a hard time letting you go. Embrace the fact that your relationship will never be the same again.

    Get Organized for Classes

    Many classes post their textbooks and supplies online ahead of time. Knowing that you need a very expensive computer or a scientific calculator ahead of time allows you to shop online for those things. Otherwise, you may have to pay a huge markup at the college when you arrive. Shopping ahead of time also allows you to spend the gift cards you were given on these supplies.

    Get Organized for Campus Living

    If you are like many students going to college for the first time, you have accumulated many things in your bedroom. Before you leave, take the time to sort through those things and decide what you want to take with you, what you want to leave at home and new things you will need. Heading off to college can be stressful for everyone. Hiring a professional mover, like Wheaton World Wide Moving, can help ease some of that stress.

    Use these ideas and your own ingenuity to get ready for classes in the fall. Spend time relaxing over the summer so that you are ready to attack college with energy and devotion in the fall. You and your roommate will probably find lots of adventures to get into and love living together.

    Image Credit: Pixabay

    quick share with your friends

    Amazon Bestsellers: Bedding Sets (for college dorm or apartment)

    $15.00Bestseller No. 1
    Comfy Bedding Frame Jacquard Microfiber Queen 5-piece Comforter Set, Gray
    717 Reviews
    Comfy Bedding Frame Jacquard Microfiber Queen 5-piece Comforter Set, Gray
    • 1 QUEEN size comforter 90" x 92", 2 STANDARD pillow cases 20" x 26", 1 Square Decorative Pillow 18" x 18" & 1 Rectangle Decorative Pillow 12" x 18"
    • Jacquard fabric is weaved to express varied brightness and pattern effects
    • 100% soft microfiber cover and filling for hypoallergenic as well as softness
    $45.00Bestseller No. 2
    LINENSPA All-Season White Down Alternative Quilted Comforter - Corner Duvet Tabs - Hypoallergenic - Plush Microfiber Fill - Machine Washable - Duvet Insert or Stand-Alone Comforter - Queen
    8,508 Reviews
    LINENSPA All-Season White Down Alternative Quilted Comforter - Corner Duvet Tabs - Hypoallergenic - Plush Microfiber Fill - Machine Washable - Duvet Insert or Stand-Alone Comforter - Queen
    • Ultra-soft, reversible microfiber comforter with hypoallergenic down alternative fill
    • Machine washable and dryer safe
    • Sewn corner and side loops means you can secure your duvet cover at eight points instead of the traditional four
    Bestseller No. 3
    Madison Park Dawn Queen Size Bed Comforter Set Bed In A Bag - Aqua , Floral Shabby Chic – 9 Pieces Bedding Sets – 100% Cotton Percale Bedroom Comforters
    317 Reviews
    Madison Park Dawn Queen Size Bed Comforter Set Bed In A Bag - Aqua , Floral Shabby Chic – 9 Pieces Bedding Sets – 100% Cotton Percale Bedroom Comforters
    • PRODUCT FEATURES- A mixture of soft blue, periwinkle, and hints of green are printed in a paisley design alongside pintucked blue fabric that is separated by lace taping....
    • SUPERIOR QUALITY FABRIC- Bed in Bag Comforter Set which is 100% Cotton sateen front and cotton pecale reverse to offer 100% natural soft hand feel
    • PACKAGE AND MEASUREMENTS- 1 Comforter:90x90", 1 Bed Skirt:60x80 + 15", 2 Standard Shams:20x26 + 2" (2), 2 Euro Shams:26x26" (2), 3 Pillows:16x16"/12x18"/18x18"
    $126.50Bestseller No. 4
    Chic Home Zarah 10 Piece Comforter Set Complete Bed in a Bag Pieced Color Block Banding Bedding with Sheet Set and Decorative Pillows Shams Included, Queen Grey
    108 Reviews
    Chic Home Zarah 10 Piece Comforter Set Complete Bed in a Bag Pieced Color Block Banding Bedding with Sheet Set and Decorative Pillows Shams Included, Queen Grey
    • SUPER SOFT LUXURIOUS MICROFIBER - The Chic Home Zarah oversized comforter is made with premium quality durable engineered microfiber cotton feel fabric - No more rustling...
    • The Zarah queen size patchwork comforter is stuffed with 100% hypoallergenic synthetic filling - Perfect for anyone with allergies looking to breathe and sleep easy,...
    • STYLE AND COMFORT ALL YEAR ROUND - Be comfortable all year round with the Zarah striped comforter queen by Chic Home - Stuffed with lightweight synthetic down alternative...
    $45.06Bestseller No. 5
    Chezmoi Collection 7-Piece Quilted Patchwork Comforter Set, Queen, Burgundy, Brown and Black
    2,469 Reviews
    Chezmoi Collection 7-Piece Quilted Patchwork Comforter Set, Queen, Burgundy, Brown and Black
    • 1 queen comforter 90"x92", 2 shams 20"x26"
    • 1 bed skirt 60"x80" plus 14", 1 cushions 18"x18"
    • 1 neck roll 8"x18", 1 breakfast pillow 12"x18"

    Last update on 2019-02-03 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

    do us a quick favor and please share this article - and don't forget to comment

    Comments

    Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.