Beginner’s Guide to Apartment Hunting in Gainesville

Beginner’s Guide to Apartment Hunting in Gainesville

Signing your first lease or moving to a new place can be intimidating and stressful. However, there are several ways in which you can help your student prepare to make this new chapter in life more exciting and less daunting. Finding a student apartment near the University of Florida  is easy once you’ve identified your

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Sharing space with roommates at FSU

Sharing space with roommates at FSU

The transition to off-campus life can be stressful, but there’s no rule that says your Florida State University student must do it alone. Sharing their space with a few roommates — whether strangers or longtime friends — can ease the transition both financially and socially. While the benefits are obvious, your student should remember that

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Teach your college student independent life skills

Teach your college student independent life skills

You’ve probably noticed that the word “adult” is now a verb, as in “I don’t want to adult today” or “adulting is hard.” Perhaps you’ve heard these exact words tumbling from your college student’s lips. Like it or not, the adult world awaits and they need to be ready for it, especially if they’ll transition

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Transferring from One College to Another — Successfully

Transferring from One College to Another — Successfully

By Catherine McDonald Davenport, Interim Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions at Dickinson College   Whew! The college search is in the rearview mirror and your son or daughter is immersed in their first semester of college. Success! Then the texts messages start. “I didn’t do well on midterms.” “I don’t really have anyone

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Campus sexual assault — What parents need to know

Campus sexual assault — What parents need to know

As we update this article on October 1, 2018, in the midst of emotional public conversation resulting from testimony about sexual assault during the Senate confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, it seemed helpful to share resources for parents looking for guidance about how to talk to children, teens and college students about safe and

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Dear Freshman

Dear Freshman

Congratulations on starting college! Looking back, there are some things I wish I’d known when I was a freshman. I want to share what I’ve learned so you can make the most of your college experience. Friends If you’re like me and didn’t stay local for college, you may not know anyone in your class.

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