Happy Friday! Last weekend I had the opportunity to cover the Her Campus Pre-Collegiette Conference, sponsored by Intel, Chipotle, Popchips, Neuro and Maia at Northeastern University. It was a jam packed day for prospective college students and their parents to get the lowdown on everything there is to learn about college life. From what college admissions offices are looking for in a college application to what to pack and wear on campus, the day of informational panels had me feeling very nostalgic about my college days. (Help me I‘m old)
Her Campus co-founder Windsor Hanger gave the opening remarks to kick start the morning while a stream of live tweets with the conference hashtag #HStoHC glowed beautifully in the background. Below are few of the press bloggers from the Her Campus Blogger Network that were in attendance.
I attended the Packing For College 101 panel where current college students gave great tips on what and how to pack for freshman year. Some things they mentioned that I completely agree with include:
-Consider what you’ll actually wear vs. what you want to bring – I still struggle with this when traveling!
–Weather appropriate attire – If you moving to a sometimes dreary place like say, New England, you better believe you’ll need a warm coat, umbrella and rain boots!
–Items to decorate your dorm room, such as Christmas lights, and things to keep you feeling comfortable such as a fan – There’s a 99% chance your dorm will not have air conditioning.
–Command strips – Buy the puppies in bulk in May or June – they will be sold out everywhere in August!
–Coordinate moving details with your roommate before you move in – You’ll end up with way too many family members in your tiny room if you don’t. And that’ll just be one awkward turtle.
–Utilize every inch of space you have in your room Under the bed storage containers are amazing. Buy as many as you can that will fit under you bed and take advantage of the walls and your door to hang hooks for jewelry, bags and towels. If you’re storing your suitcase in your room, use it as an extra storage space.
–Strategize your packing with the seasons – If you plan on making a trip home for Thanksgiving or over the holidays. Take advantage of that time to bring home summer clothes that you won’t need for the summer months and bring your heavier coats and sweaters back with you for the colder months. And vice versa for the spring.