4 Tips for Community College Transfer Students Moving to Dorms

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Community College Transfer To Dorm At UniversityAs a community college transfer student, you are moving into a university dorm after going to community college first for 2 years, and there are many things on your mind. However, the truth of the matter is that while it’s okay to be fascinated and excited about things like new classes and new friendships, you’ll find that the last thing you need to be worried about is clutter, especially if you've transferred from community college to Ivy League! Moving into a dorm room is very likely going to be a big change for you, and if you want to make the most of the space that you have, there are a few things to keep in mind.

There Is Going to Be Less Space Than You Think

Dorm rooms are quite small. Though the dimensions might seem generous at first glance, you’ll find that they will shrink as soon as you realize that you need to have space for your bed, your desk and any other furniture that you need to jam into the spot. On top of that, you will also likely be sharing your space with someone else. If you don’t know the person, you may find that you need to have discussions about what to bring and how to keep your things separate.

Skip the Clothes

When it comes to thinking about what you want to take to college, you’ll find that the clothes are probably at the bottom of the list. If you are spending between twelve and twenty hours in class, the clothes that you wear are going to be the least of your issues. Save yourself some room in the closet and make sure that you bring about a week’s worth of clothes and maybe one or two outfits for fun times.

Split It Up

When you are living in a small space, you’ll find that there is no reason to have two toasters, two televisions or two air purifiers. If you are sharing with someone else, talk with them about what you might feel comfortable sharing. Sharing things with a roommate can be a little fraught at the beginning, but it will prevent your dorm room from feeling too cluttered.

Store It Now

You might own things that are simply not going to fit into a dorm room. For example, do you have a table that you love or a bed that you miss? The truth is that you will not be in the dorm room forever. Make sure that you are able to access your belongings later on by placing them in storage. For a small monthly fee, you can keep thing things that mean so much to you.

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Lyndsi Decker is a student and freelance writer who blogs about college life.

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