How to Move Home for Summer From College:
By: Samantha Metz
You have spent about 9 months in your dorm room and by now it looks fantastic; decorated just the way you want. Unfortunately, the school year is over and you have to move out. Next school year you'll be living somewhere else, maybe an apartment on campus; maybe off campus. If you're lucky and loved dorm living, you get to stay in the campus dorms but you'll have a different room. The Greek organization you pledged with might have an open room for you.
Regardless, after your first year on campus (at least at Ole Miss) you have to move all of your stuff out because you'll be living somewhere else in the Fall.
Here are some tips to getting packed up so you can head home for the summer.
Storage units tend to rent quickly so don't wait until the last minute to find one. New storage unit companies are being built as I write this but there is still seems to be a shortage and space can get expensive. Consider a unit toward Batesville, MS or other out lying areas of town for a lower cost. Consider whether you need climate control for the summer months.
Here are a few companies to choose from: Note that Oxford Mississippi Life has no relationship with these companies and does not endorse any. This list is for your convenience and there may be more listed online. Try www.selfstorage.com for more options.
What you REALLY need in your college dorm room freshman year
By: Samantha Metz
I am currently a sophomore at Ole Miss and have lived in the campus dorms for the past 2 years. I like to think I know a thing or two about what to really bring to college since I’ve done two rounds of move ins and move outs. I would say that one of the biggest focuses of a dorm room for everyone is how to make that small plain room feel like home without breaking the bank (or your back on move in day).
You can decorate like crazy or keep your room minimal and less distracting. But, regardless of the decor there are some things you can't live without. Here is my list of 10 necessities that every freshman should definitely bring: