It was not too long ago I found myself kissing my parents goodbye and standing awkwardly with my roommate in our new dorm trying to figure out what to do next. Nor was it too long ago that I sat in the middle of my room, yelling for my mother that we had forgotten something on the packing list so we had to go back to the store. However, in the time span that I shall classify as “not too long ago”, I learned a lot about the things that College Confidential forgot to mention or Target neglected to sell me in their flyer. I feel it’s my civic duty to share what I have learned between now and “not too long ago” so that others can be slightly more prepared than I was.

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