Campus Life


10 Tips to Decorate Your College Dorm Room

College dorm rooms run the gamut from brand-new suites bathed in natural light to utilitarian boxes with cinder block walls and linoleum floors. But don’t be disheartened if you’re not wowed the first time you set eyes on your new college digs. College dorm rooms are a blank slate with lots of potential – and we’re here to help you transform your space into a cozy new home where you can relax and unwind. Read on for ten tips to decorate your college dorm room.


The Spring Reading List for College Students

If you ask what college students are reading, you’ll find most of their to-be-read stack filled with required textbooks and the classics. We like pairing the good-for-your-edification classic novels and memoirs with a compatible contemporary book, something a little different that might help you see the older story with fresh eyes. Make a visit to your campus library or bookstore and plunge into our satisfying spring reading list for college students.


Campus Diversity: How to Find it

When it comes to diversifying college campuses, one of the main objectives is to promote diversity among the student population. However, campus diversity isn’t always easy to find, especially for first-year students. So, how you can you uncover opportunities at your college? Below are some of the best tips and tricks for discovering a wide range of people, places, cultures, events and activities in your new home.


Take a Campus Tour from Home

Visiting colleges is an important part of the college admissions process. You want to make sure that the college is the best fit for you and offers the resources you need to succeed. Over the past few years, more and more colleges have started using virtual campus tours to make it easier for students and their families to check out potential schools.

We know how busy students and their families are, so we’ve developed virtual tours of each of USF’s three beautiful campuses for you. Now, you can meet students and take a campus tour from home.


How Being a College Volunteer Supports More Than the Community

When you’re juggling a mountain of homework, a busy social life, and a host of demanding sports and club activities, volunteering may be the furthest thing from your mind. Here’s why you should consider making the time: Being a college volunteer provides some significant benefits for you and the communities you serve.


How to Become a Student Leader on Campus

One of the most exciting and valuable aspects of the college experience is the opportunity for involvement and leadership on campus. Becoming a student leader adds to the enrichment of your learning experience and to the enrichment of the campus. Some campuses may feel like a small town and others may feel like big cities, but all of them benefit from the diversity of their students’ experiences. Everyone has something to contribute, including you! Let’s dive into how to become a student leader on campus.


Celebrating Valentine’s Day Single at College

Single this Valentine’s Day? You can still have a blast. We’ve compiled a list of activities to help you make the most of this holiday — no significant other needed. (In fact, you don’t have to share your chocolate box this way. We’d call that a win.) Here’s to celebrating Valentine’s Day single at college.


When to Start College Internships

It’s almost always a good time to build personal and professional networks, explore career options, gain work experience, and enhance a résumé. So, it’s not a matter of whether you should do a college internship, but simply when. And deciding when to start college internships depends on your past, your future, and your timeline.


Fun Winter Activities for College Students

January and February are sandwiched between the glow of holiday parties and the sunshiny promise of spring break. If we’re being honest, these two months can get a little boring. But listen up! We’re about to change that. Challenge yourself to complete each of these fun winter activities for college students, and you might dub this your new favorite time of year.

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