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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]
posted by ourt on Oct 8, 2014 - 33 answers

Graduate Housing for the Complicated

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]
posted by Aranquis on Apr 14, 2014 - 22 answers

can you live in a dorm without going to college?

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?
posted by john123357 on Oct 31, 2013 - 36 answers

Can laying a mini fridge on it's side damage it?

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?
posted by john123357 on Jul 3, 2013 - 29 answers

Help me find a mini fridge that wont leak or make my room cold.

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).
posted by john123357 on Mar 11, 2013 - 23 answers

All it's cracked up to be?

The college experience: How important is it really, and other questions. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Aug 27, 2012 - 40 answers

Argh! Ants in the dorm!

I'm staying in a dorm and there are ants. How do I avoid carrying them home with me? [more inside]
posted by hoyland on Jun 26, 2012 - 17 answers

Good gifts for a college freshman in the big city?

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]
posted by stagewhisper on May 30, 2012 - 22 answers

Europe on $1 a day

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]
posted by Lucubrator on May 28, 2012 - 21 answers

Gross black stuff on the ceiling.

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]
posted by cp311 on Jun 4, 2011 - 18 answers

Is it something in the water?

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]
posted by MadamM on Jan 25, 2011 - 23 answers

Having flowers delivered to a dorm?

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]
posted by Funky Claude on Oct 25, 2010 - 26 answers

Hell is being a vegan in Green Bay

Vegan care package for a male college freshman: Products? Mail order sites? GO! [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Oct 13, 2010 - 21 answers

If You Pop That One More Time.....

The speakers are popping and it's driving me crazy. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

What are the best and most comfortable pillows that aren't overly expensive?

What are the best and most comfortable pillows that aren't overly expensive? [more inside]
posted by libbrichus on Aug 14, 2010 - 12 answers

Cosmetology School with dorms

Are there any Cosmetology schools with housing in Massachusetts?
posted by biochemist on Aug 4, 2010 - 2 answers

Spaghetti twice a day every day gets old fast

College student. I suck at grocery shopping and I suck at cooking. Help me out? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Mar 2, 2010 - 45 answers

What were the NYU women's dorms like in the late 1960s?

There are some things I'd like to know about the NYU women's dorms in the late 1960s. [more inside]
posted by shelayna on Aug 19, 2009 - 1 answer

What's a single (dormed) girl to do?

How does a naturally introverted girl adjust to college life while living in a single dorm her freshman year? [more inside]
posted by punchdrunkhistory on Aug 6, 2009 - 42 answers

Cheap + Healthy + Quick = Impossible?

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]
posted by sciencemandan on Jul 27, 2009 - 20 answers

Community College isn't as barren as they say it is... right?

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]
posted by biochemist on May 24, 2009 - 20 answers

Should I stay or should I go now

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]
posted by swimmingly on May 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Renting a dorm room in Burlington, Vermont

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!
posted by Ylajali on Apr 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Wasps on the mind

Wasp problem: They're in my room, I have a phobia. What to do? [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Mar 10, 2009 - 26 answers

Cooking for hungry, hurried students

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]
posted by scission on Jan 15, 2009 - 31 answers

What are the best ipod/regular speakers to use while studying abroad for a year?

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!
posted by daf81289 on Aug 28, 2008 - 11 answers

My Room Smells Disgusting. Help?

What is the absolute best/strongest/still-smells-good air freshener that money can buy? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Aug 26, 2008 - 18 answers

What made your college RA great?

What made your college RA great? [more inside]
posted by Clandestine Outlawry on Jul 31, 2008 - 35 answers

What are some inventive recipes for cooking in a dorm room?

I need your creative dorm-room cooking recipes and tips. [more inside]
posted by pumpkin11 on Mar 12, 2008 - 24 answers

I can has right to privacy too?

Damn silly college "visitation hours" rules at a public state university. Help me fight the man? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Feb 19, 2008 - 44 answers

Give me wireless freedom!

I want to have a wireless router in my dorm room, but it's not technically allowed. Can I sneak something in? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Sep 1, 2007 - 50 answers

How do I coexist with an ex?

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]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2007 - 12 answers

DC Shopping Spree: Send My Sister to College in Style

What are some good places to shop for dorm decor, cool fashion accessories, and other college-related frivolities in the DC area? [more inside]
posted by decathecting on Aug 6, 2007 - 14 answers

The best, cheapest sound system possible

AudioNoviceFilter: I need an audio setup for a dorm that sounds the best it can for the least amount of money. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Jul 25, 2007 - 19 answers

Can a home be a luxury?

Can a home be a luxury? I want to know if you think it [is/is not] so. A lot [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2007 - 23 answers

What are good reasons for requesting a single room in college?

What are good reasons for requesting a single room in college? [more inside]
posted by mrunderhill on Feb 13, 2007 - 42 answers

2 minutes!!!

Help me find a pet for my dorm. [more inside]
posted by lain on Oct 11, 2006 - 21 answers

stop eating my food people!

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]
posted by chefscotticus on May 7, 2006 - 59 answers

Morning routine for an internet-addicted college student?

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]
posted by Ash3000 on Apr 17, 2006 - 12 answers

How does my dorm room radiator work?

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]
posted by fvox13 on Mar 5, 2006 - 7 answers

Warm in the dorm

I'm looking for creative ways to stay warm in my dorm room. [more inside]
posted by luftmensch on Jan 8, 2006 - 58 answers

Truly, Denmark is a prison...

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]
posted by Who_Am_I on Sep 23, 2005 - 6 answers

What are some great dorm room hacks/mods?

What are some great dorm room hacks/mods? [more inside]
posted by chuckforthought.com on Sep 13, 2005 - 21 answers

Non-damaging wall hooks for framed pictures

Non-damaging wall hooks for hanging framed pictures [more inside]
posted by Gnatcho on Sep 10, 2005 - 12 answers

Suggestions for college dorm programs

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.
posted by SemiSophos on Apr 15, 2005 - 30 answers

I need a good source for a huge image to put on a wall 8' x 11'.

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]
posted by rfordh on Sep 14, 2004 - 33 answers

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