2-4 Weeks Til’ Move In: Planning Your Semester

It’s officially less than a month until your big move and the “To Do” list is growing each day. Dormify is here to rescue you with our guide on what you should be focusing on for the next few weeks:

Class Registration

You might have registered for classes during a summer orientation session, but if not, then you might be registering now. Make sure you know any required classes you have to take, like English, Science, or History classes before starting. Once you cover your requirements, sign up for the classes that really interest you. If you’ve got any questions, reach out to your academic advisor or consult your class Facebook page to see if anyone else has any tips or suggestions.

Take A Look Around

Look into what’s available around your college campus, especially if you’re going to a school in a small town. Hunt for nearby grocery stores, restaurants, gyms, clothing stores, pharmacies, and other stores or places that you might need.

Check Up Time

Many schools require that their students have certain shots and updated physicals, so head over to your doctor for your last check up before going to school. Find the forms that you need and give them to your doctor to fill out and fax to your school. If you have any prescriptions, make sure they are renewed and sent to a pharmacy by campus.

Go Greek!

If you want to join a sorority, or are just curious, check out what Greek life is like on your campus. Register for fall recruitment, if it’s offered, and pack all of the outfits you’ll need for rush week.

Hit The Books

Now that you’ve registered for classes, buy your textbooks. Check out sites like AmazonBookHolderseBay, and Chegg for books that are probably cheaper than at your college bookstore. Buy books for all the classes that you’ll definitely be taking, but hold off on buying textbooks for any classes that you’re not sure about.

Box It Up

Something that you really need to know- DO NOT wait to pack up everything until the last few days before school starts. We know from experience that waiting will not help you in the end. You can procrastinate on your homework all you want, buy don’t procrastinate packing. Start organizing everything now to save yourself some time and unnecessary stress. Learn from the pro and watch Co-founder, Amanda Zuckerman, show you how the top 10 things you need to pack for the big move!

Need more help?! Check out our Style Advisor Moving Advice for some tips and tricks on packing and move-in!

That’s all folks! Missed a step? Check out our 8+ Week Out Guide, our 6-8 Weeks Out Guide, or our 4-6 Weeks Out Guide to make sure you’re all caught up. Or, go to our Ultimate Freshman Planning Guide for your bird’s eye view of the summer.


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