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The Ultimate College Packing List

July 20th, 2018 - 1:08 PM
The Ultimate College Packing List

How to pack for college

You can’t take everything from home with you to campus, but you do need to bring the essentials. Making sure there’s room for everything can be tough, which is why sticking to a list is a great idea. If you’re tempted to bring more clothes than necessary, stick to the basics: gear for all seasons, a professional outfit for presentations and workout clothes. Then just be sure to include cleaning and laundry supplies to tackle any mess you can make and medicine cabinet necessities for those sick days. 

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What is the cheapest way to move to college?

July 9th, 2018 - 9:52 AM
What is the cheapest way to move to college?

Moving to college on a budget

A college dorm or apartment may be small, but you can still fill it with all the amenities that make it feel like home. From clothing and bedding to a mini fridge and your favorite chair, having familiar items will make your space more comfortable. But how will you get everything there? If you’re driving to campus, it’s possible to pack everything in the car and hit the road. But what if there’s more stuff than will fit in the car? Or what if you’re not taking one? Explore alternative options for shipping stuff to college and compare prices so you can find the cheapest solution. 

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Moving to College

June 13th, 2018 - 12:25 PM
Moving to College

Preparing for college move-in day

An endless summer might seem like a dream, but at some point, it will be time to pack up and head to college. Whether you’re moving in for the first time or returning for another year, there are some things you can do to make the process easier. Maybe you’re feeling emotional about leaving home, or maybe you’re pumped about the changes, but either way, the big move is coming. Let’s get prepared. 

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Moving after College Graduation

March 27th, 2017 - 1:06 PM
Moving after College Graduation

Preparing for life after college

As the end of your undergraduate career approaches, there are choices to make. What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? While these decisions may seem a little overwhelming, it can be  exciting to have a blank slate. To help you develop a post-graduation plan, we’ve compiled some common choices and found the best cities to move to.   

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Preparing for college

April 14th, 2013 - 12:51 PM

How to begin preparing for college

It wasn’t too long ago that I was in your shoes – just getting out of high school and transitioning my way into the new world of college. You’ve probably been told countless times that this is going to be “the best four years of your life.” And while I wholeheartedly agree with that statement, I have to say that in order to make it the best, you’ve got to start preparing for college sooner rather than later. So where do you start? Don’t worry; I’ve got helpful tips, advice, and information to help you get ready for the next four years.

Preparing for college: What to do

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Moving to College - Tips for Move In Day

April 6th, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Moving into college for the first time
Will you be a freshman moving to college for the first time this year? If so, I have some valuable tips and info you’ll need for move-in day! Let’s begin.

Find out what’s there. Will your college provide a microwave or mini-fridge, or are those things you will have to supply yourself? You may not want to bring a TV if there are no cable hookups. Finding out what’s available before you move in will help you not waste space when you start packing for the move.

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Moving Out to College

March 19th, 2013 - 2:36 PM

How to Move to College

Are you moving out to college? I remember when I went to college feeling excited, scared and overwhelmed all at the same time. You are probably asking the same questions I did: What do I pack? How do I get my stuff there? How do I prepare for moving out to college?

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2013-2014 FAFSA Tips and Information

February 4th, 2013 - 12:44 PM

Each year in United States, thousands of high school seniors and returning college students choose to finance their college education through government financial aid. If you are planning to use financial aid to pay for your education, now is the time to begin filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, also known as your FAFSA! I’ve got the FAFSA tips and information you need to make the FAFSA completion process easy and stress-free!

2013-2014 FAFSA Tips and Information

You’ll find tons of tips and information about completing your college FAFSA below!

What is the FAFSA?

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Inspirational Graduation Quotes

December 4th, 2012 - 3:30 PM

Congrats, Grad!
If you’re looking for that perfect graduation quote, look no further. Here are 25 inspirational graduation quotes sure to encourage graduates as they complete another chapter in their lives.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” –Nelson Mandela

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Leaving Home for College: How to Deal

August 6th, 2012 - 1:47 PM

Leaving Home for College: How to Deal
While leaving home for college is an exciting time in your life, it can also be scary—especially if it’s your freshman year. The experts at U-Pack have some great advice on how to deal when you leave home for college.

You’re not alone
That’s right; there are many new students who are experiencing the same feelings you are. Try turning around and introducing yourself to the person behind you in the cafeteria line. More than likely, they don’t know anyone else either, and want to form friendships just as much as you do.