Days Before: It’s Officially Go Time

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Move-In Day is almost here. Now’s the time to bring back that packing list that you created at the beginning of the summer and make sure that you have everything you want and need. And most importantly, get excited for the next four years!

Orientation Day

Have everything that you’ll need (or you think you’ll need) ready to go. Know where it is because there’s nothing worse than waking up and realizing that it’s still in a box you haven’t unpacked yet.

Traveling Lightly

Check that all of your stuff fits into your car, suitcase, or boxes.

Don’t Forget!

Buy extra hangers. You’ll need them. Seriously.

Picture It!

Print out the pictures that you want to display in your dorm room. Maybe their pictures of your family, pictures of you and your friends from senior year, or photos from your epic summer. Either way, hang them up so you have a little piece of home with you at school!

Your College Bucket List

Make a bucket list of all the things you want to do in the next 4 years! Include things that you’ve always wanted to do, but have been putting off, or things that are specific to your college. The best part? You can keep updating it as you think of more things you want to do!

Last Goodbyes

Say goodbye, or better yet, just see you later! Get together with all of your friends for one last party before you all go off to your new schools! Get dressed up and go out, or stay in for a cozy movie night, whatever it is you guys want to do before you split up.

Whether you’ve spent time away from your parents before, shared a room with someone else, stayed up till sunrise writing a paper, or accidentally let six hours slip away while talking to a friend, college is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. It’s the greatest and scariest time of your life, a time where you’ll learn as much about yourself (even in the first few days!) as you’ve ever learned in your entire life. You’ll laugh, cry, dance, scream, and seriously surprise yourself with how much you can get done when it really comes down to it. Taylor Swift probably describes what college will make you feel like best: happy, free, and confused at the same time. But there’s no need to freak out – we’re here to help you get ready for the best four years of your life!

Still have questions? Check out Dormify’s College Freshman Planning Guide for any other questions you might have, or comment below!


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