I tried to make friends, I thought I did. I room with the one I once considered the closest to me, and now I'm starting to regret it. [more inside]
I had a poor experience in dorm life previously. Now that I'm going to graduate school I'm facing a difficult decision, about whether to live on or off campus. [more inside]
After I recently left college I missed have neighbors my age can I move back into a dorm if I dont go to college anymore?
I bought a mini fridge today and the guy said not to put it on its side or If I do, not to turn it on for 24 hours. I was trying to fit it in my car and I put it on its side for a second but it wouldn't fit so I rented a truck and put it upright not sideways and took it home. When I got it home I turned it on right away. It is very loud, enough that I hope it doesn't stop me from sleeping tonight since it's in my bedroom. Is this because I put it on its side for a few seconds?
I have had a couple combo mini fridge/freezer's (one was a kenmore) and after a couple weeks they start leaking water and they also make my room cold. I heard large fridges that you have in your kitchen actually make the room warmer so I would like to buy one that uses that cooling system. (and that doesn't leak).
The college experience: How important is it really, and other questions. [more inside]
I'm staying in a dorm and there are ants. How do I avoid carrying them home with me? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a cool high school graduation/birthday gift to give to a young woman who will be moving to NYC for college in the fall [more inside]
My girlfriend and a friend of hers are taking a trip a Europe on a very tight budget and are wondering if it is possible for two people to stay in a single room dorm in London for example. We know this would be inappropriate for a hotel but were not sure it would be acceptable at a dorm. [more inside]
I'm afraid there is mold on the ceiling of the dorm room I'm staying in for the next 3.5 weeks. [more inside]
Why shouldn't I drink the water from the taps in my new dorm room? I just moved into a residence hall in London, and the residence hall info packet instructed us to drink water from the kitchen taps only, not the taps for the sinks in our bedrooms. What's the deal? [more inside]
Girlfriend's birthday is coming up and it would make her day to get some flowers. Small problem, she is away at school. How can I have the flowers sent to her dorm? [more inside]
Vegan care package for a male college freshman: Products? Mail order sites? GO! [more inside]
The speakers are popping and it's driving me crazy. [more inside]
What are the best and most comfortable pillows that aren't overly expensive? [more inside]
Are there any Cosmetology schools with housing in Massachusetts?
College student. I suck at grocery shopping and I suck at cooking. Help me out? [more inside]
There are some things I'd like to know about the NYU women's dorms in the late 1960s. [more inside]
How does a naturally introverted girl adjust to college life while living in a single dorm her freshman year? [more inside]
I'm starting grad school and will be living in a residence hall with shared kitchen facilities. I need your ideas for quick, cheap, and healthy meals. [more inside]
Give me your community college success stories! I'd like to know if you went to community college at a traditional age and had a blast. [more inside]
Agonizing over whether I should stay in my current, comfortable residence hall next year or risk the move to a completely different one. Must decide by this coming Monday. [more inside]
Hi, MeFi's collective oracle. I was wondering if anyone out there has ever successfully rented as vacation accommodations a dorm room from either UVM, Burlington College or Goddard College in Burlington, Vermont. I'm planning a Memorial-Day getaway there and, because my needs are few, I figured that staying in a dorm room might be the most cost-effective option. Any tips, tricks or other insights would be gratefully received!
Wasp problem: They're in my room, I have a phobia. What to do? [more inside]
What should I make for breakfast? I'm giving away the food to students who are on their way out of the dorm, heading to class. Easy to eat and easy to cook are both appreciated! [more inside]
What are the best ipod/regular speakers to use while studying abroad for a year? I will be studying abroad for a year and living in college-dorm type room (meaning cramped). I will have my iPod and my MacBook Pro with me. Right now I have the Harmon/Kardon Soundsticks II and love them, but they're too big to bring. What are the best speakers that I can get for uner $150? Thanks!
What is the absolute best/strongest/still-smells-good air freshener that money can buy? [more inside]
What made your college RA great? [more inside]
I need your creative dorm-room cooking recipes and tips. [more inside]
Damn silly college "visitation hours" rules at a public state university. Help me fight the man? [more inside]
I want to have a wireless router in my dorm room, but it's not technically allowed. Can I sneak something in? [more inside]
So I'm going to be a college sophomore in the fall, living two dorm-rooms away from my ex. Help me make this work/not go crazy. [more inside]
What are some good places to shop for dorm decor, cool fashion accessories, and other college-related frivolities in the DC area? [more inside]
AudioNoviceFilter: I need an audio setup for a dorm that sounds the best it can for the least amount of money. [more inside]
Can a home be a luxury? I want to know if you think it [is/is not] so. A lot [more inside]
What are good reasons for requesting a single room in college? [more inside]
Help me find a pet for my dorm. [more inside]
How do I get people to stop eating my food? We have a common refrigerator on my hallway (in a dorm at college), and someone at 3 of the 4 fruit tarts that I had put in there on Friday night (and no, I didn't label them as mine, but that's beside the point. I'd like to post a humorous, but clear note on the fridge commenting that taking other's food is not ok. [more inside]
What is the best morning routine, especially for someone who is (a) in college and (b) wants to fight something starting to look like internet addiction? [more inside]
HVAC Filter: Can someone describe how the radiator in my dorm room works? Or, how to fix it when it stops working in the middle of the night? (Pictures included!) [more inside]
I'm looking for creative ways to stay warm in my dorm room. [more inside]
My girlfriend is studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark this semester. On Monday there was a rather serious fire in the kitchen of her "dorm." Nobody was hurt, but the response and follow-up has been less than ideal. Please help us get someone to take action. [more inside]
What are some great dorm room hacks/mods? [more inside]
Non-damaging wall hooks for hanging framed pictures [more inside]
I was just accepted into a position as a Residential Assistant for my sophomore year at Carleton College, a small liberal arts school in Minnesota. I've started keeping a file of ideas for floor or dorm programs, and I'm looking to add to it. So, MeFites: Can you suggest any particularly awesome events that could be run for a floor, preferably from personal experience? My floor will have 53 residents, including myself and a Co-RA. The building will have around 200, about evenly split between freshmen and sophomores.
I have: A dorm room wall, about 8' x 11', and access to a high quality, 54" printer that prints to a roll. I want to cover my whole wall with one image. Help me, please. [MI] [more inside]