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Dorm Life!

The thought of starting college can be exciting and simultaneously stressful. One of the biggest worries incoming students face is the housing process and roommate situation. When I made the decision to move to Chicago and attend DePaul, I decided against finding someone to live with off of Facebook and opted for the random roommate option. A month or so after completing my housing agreement, I got a letter in the mail saying that I was going to live in Munroe Hall along with my roommate’s contact information.

And just in case you’re still packing, here’s a list of things you may not think to bring to college:

  • A REALLY long charging cord. DePaul doesn’t allow extension cords in the dorms and there aren’t a lot of outlets in the dorms, so a long cord is incredibly helpful.
  • A Stapler. I can’t even tell you how many papers I had to write this first year and organization is key! The cute little stapler on my desk and I quickly became really good friends.
  • A Photo Album - As a graduation gift, my best friend gave me a photo album of all of the pictures she had of us. Looking through it is an easy solution for the inevitable homesickness.
  • Rain Gear! A quality pair of rain boots can double as rain and snow gear. Chicago is located in the Midwest, need I say more?

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