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13 Unexpected Items Every College Kid Needs

Domino | Posted 07.08.2014 | HuffPost Home

We asked real college kids which items are necessary -- and so often forgotten -- when heading to campus.

Duke University Building Will No Longer Honor White Supremacist

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.19.2014 | College

Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead announced Monday the school is renaming a building that was dubbed in honor of a white supremacist. A...

Why It's Taken Months To Pick Out Bedding For My Kid's Dorm Room

Jessica Wolf | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty
Jessica Wolf

So. Your kid got into a college. Or maybe a few colleges. And the decision has been made. You think you can sit back and relax now because that year of stress and arguments, all those months of waiting, they're all behind you, right? Um, not so fast.

14 Disgusting Eating Habits You Developed In College

Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.06.2014 | Taste

Remember that time you ate a microwavable burrito every night without fail?

Best Breakfasts to Make in Your Dorm Room

Spoon University | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Spoon University

There comes a time in every college student's life when the excessive snoozing that leaves you with only a few minutes before class and a painfully empty stomach just becomes too much.

Best Dorm Ever: In Praise of Artful Campus Living

Paula Wallace | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Paula Wallace

Think back - way, way back - to the first time you set foot in a college dorm room. If your experience was anything like mine, the space was dreary, depersonalized ... downright bunker-like.

WATCH: How To Cope With A Terrible College Roommate

Posted 08.20.2013 | College

Moving into a college dorm is like playing the lottery, and the person you're living alongside could be a new best friend or a messy, angry nightmare....

Flying to College: 4 Tips to Avoid Baggage Fees

Courtland Thomas | Posted 10.16.2013 | College
Courtland Thomas

When it comes to orientation week (and any other in-between semester breaks), there are many, many advantages involved in flying. How's a comprehensive guide to do so.

Five Important Things to Look At in Off-Campus Housing

Keith Wade | Posted 10.07.2013 | College
Keith Wade

Regardless of the reason for the decision, before you take the plunge and live off campus, you need to do your homework. Here are five important things to consider and ask about when considering off-campus housing.

Top 10 Coolest Dorms In The Country

| Posted 06.28.2013 | Teen

By Kimya Kavehkar College dorm rooms don’t necessarily have the best reputations. There are horror stories about mice, dirty and broken furniture...

Civic Engagement and the College Campus

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

I was well into my 40's before I started to realize this. I am amazed that these young people are so grounded and insightful at such a young age. Their words are inspiring to me.

A Bizarre Anti-Gay 'Thanksgiving Message' For Students

Posted 11.26.2012 | Gay Voices

An anti-gay pundit's bizarre "Thanksgiving message" is making the blogosphere rounds. Recalling the story of a Catholic resident assistant (RA) at...

It Is Not the Residential Campuses That Need to Worry

Dr. Todd J. Leach | Posted 10.24.2012 | College
Dr. Todd J. Leach

While the residential experience is difficult to replace, there is an emerging trend towards open content combined with degree-by-assessment. How do you compete with free?

Campus Quiet Spoiled By Oberlin College Dorm Robber

Posted 09.25.2012 | College

Students at one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges woke up to a rude shock last week when a teenage gunman got into a dormitory and knocked...

The World's Most Beautiful College Dorms

Flavorpill | Claire Cottrell | Posted 11.18.2012 | Travel

A few weeks ago we rounded up some of the most beautiful and imaginative public schools in the world. To celebrate the annual odyssey that is going ba...


Autumn Chiklis | Posted 11.06.2012 | College
Autumn Chiklis

Be it a person, place, activity, memory or idea, the notion of home is different for everyone, and I couldn't help but wonder... would I/could I ever consider college my own home?

Shopping For College, From Trae Bodge (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

College kids need so many things when they move into a dorm. Trae Bodge, Senior Writer for The RetailMeNot Insider, shared her favorite place for dorm...

UC Berkeley Students Get Unpleasant Surprise Day Before Classes Begin

Posted 08.23.2012 | College

A day before classes were to begin at the University of California-Berkeley, students in one dorm got a scary, middle-of-the-night wake-up call when a...

5 Ways To Get Along With Your New College Roomie

tv | Posted 08.17.2012 | Teen

By Sierra Tishgart It can be a little unnerving to shake hands with a stranger who you're going to cohabitate with for an entire year of your life... Relationship Advice for Roommates

Kinne Chapin | Posted 10.16.2012 | College
Kinne Chapin

If you think about it, having a college roommate is a lot like getting married. You and your roommate are stuck with each other -- for better or worse, in sickness and in health, until summer vacation parts you.

Researchers: Having A Terrible Roommate Ruins Your Grades

Posted 08.07.2012 | College

Living with a crappy dorm roommate could drag down your GPA as well as your mood. There is no shortage of research to prove roommate relations fact...

Three Things You Shouldn't Bring to College

Uloop | Posted 09.25.2012 | College

The transition from residing in a nice spacious bedroom to living in a limited-spaced dorm can be quite tricky. You have to consider your roommate and their belongings, along with items that are simply prohibited in a college dorm for safety reasons.

Most Common College Dorm Posters (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.13.2012 | College

College students aren't too bothered about originality when it comes to posters. If you live in a dormitory, or have ever been near one, you are g...

The Evolution Of The Dorm Room: What's Next? (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 06.21.2012 | College

Many of us remember our college dorm rooms: the bare walls covered in band posters or table cloths serving as tapestries, all in a lame attempt to cre...

Fresh Freshmen Dorm Decor

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 08.14.2012 | College
Hilary Sheinbaum

Beyond the fun of lugging items in the summer heat and waiting for occupied elevators, there are real positives to a new home: buying cool stuff to personalize the space and make it your own.