Heading off to college and living on your own is an exciting experience, but it doesn’t take long before homesickness kicks in. And having your dorm room resemble a cinder block doesn’t help at all! You will be spending more of your time in a dorm than home, so it’s important to feel comfortable in your own space. And for some SUNY students this fall, brand-new residence halls awaited their August move-ins (lucky!).
While some residents choose to go all-out decorating their room, others keep the “classic” blank walls and clear floor. From my personal experience living in a dorm for 3 years, I think I’ve struck a perfect balance and put together some tips to make the space a little more comfortable to share with you!
Below are five ways you can create a warm environment in your dorm and make it feel like home:
Classes are starting up again and students are back in the dorms for another semester. College is a challenging and exciting time, but it is also one of the first times where you are responsible for yourself. Before you head off to class, it’s important to familiarize yourself to your new surroundings.
William R. Greiner Hall, UB’s newest residence hall (housing mostly sophomores), provides a glimpse at the future direction buildings at UB will be modeled upon. The building, which debuted in August 2011, is the first of several state-of-the-art structures that have opened or will open on campus over a two-year period.
UB’s recent burst of new on-campus construction has already been nationally noticed — Greiner Hall earned a gold rating under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification system. Continue reading →