Freshman Year

5 Awesome Gifts for Grads

Across the nation, high school and college grads are proudly walking across the stage to receive their diplomas. As the grad’s friends or family members, we couldn’t be prouder of their accomplishments. But now it’s our turn to fulfill our duty – find the perfect gift to convey just how much we appreciate them. Here

Bills, Bills, Bills: How to Save Money in College

I Wish I Knew is a series of personal essays written by the courageous young female ambassadors of UChic. Learn how to survive and thrive during your Freshman Year from girls who have been through it. This week we are featuring UChic blogger and ambassador Katie Jones. Jones is a student at Missouri State University.   Freshman

Sorority Season: Keep Confident While Bidding

The sorority bidding process, though rewarding, can also be nerve-wracking. It can be tough to keep your game face on and keep your confidence up. Here are some tips to help you make it through. Bring a friend along to recruitment events for support. Not only will you have someone who can understand what you’re

Tips to Eat Healthier in the Dining Hall

The dining hall on any college campus is a beautiful thing. Anything you can imagine with dessert? Sign me up! But, with all those options and all those potential meals, the calories can really start to add up. It’s no wonder how so many students gain the freshman 15. The dining hall doesn’t have to be

Prioritizing First Semester 6 Tips For Success

As they say, the time is NOW! As the year gets off to a quick and exciting start, plan ahead to keep yourself cool, calm and collected for the whole semester. 1. Get Organized Whether it be a planner or your phone, first semester is when you need to get organized! Having important due dates,

5 Questions To Ask Your New Roommate

The school year is rapidly approaching, and for some of us, it is already here. One of the most exciting (and anxiety-ridden) times of my senior year was looking for my future freshman-year roommate.  I have used just about every social media outlet to search for the “perfect” roommate such as Facebook, Twitter, RoomSurf, and

Post-Grad Insight into Freshman Year

When I decided to go away for college, I immediately turned to my cousins and friends who already had experienced all these college firsts I had so many questions about. I took in everything they said but knew that I would have my own experiences, make mistakes on the way, yet learn from those mistakes

Sorority Savvy: Spend Summertime with Sisters

  Your sorority sisters can be a family away from home, acting as a personal support system. But with everyone going their separate ways over the summer, it can be easy for the daily contact you’ve had over the school year to dwindle. Here are some ways to get back in touch before the new

College Prep: 8 Tasks to Accomplish this Summer

By Natalie Mayer Half way through summer and if you’re anything like me, you have been counting down the days until college.  But instead of wishing your summer away, here is a list of tasks to make sure you’ve done in time before the big move in day comes up! 1.     Learn the basic survival

Freshman Year of College Prep: Get in Gear Right Now

The transition from high school to college is huge, but you don’t need anyone to tell you that much. While the big move to a new campus and leaving family behind seem like the most obvious changes you’re bound to face, it’s the little changes you’ll really have to get used to: making sure you