Friday, August 30, 2013

7 safety tips for college students

Posted by Catherine Cloutier  August 27, 2013 02:21 PM

The beginning of college is an exciting time in students’ lives. But for many, the prospect of being on their own in a new and unfamiliar environment is frightening.

With the help of the Brandeis and Tufts’ police departments, we assembled a list of tips for students to keep them safe—and happy—during the new school year.

1. Lock your doors.

Make sure your dorm room or apartment is safe secure by keeping your doors locked at all times, especially if you are sleeping or out.

If you are moving into an off campus apartment, check the exterior doors and windows to make sure they have good locks. If the locks do not appear sturdy, ask your landlord or building manager to replace them.

For those in campus housing, do not prop open residence hall doors. They are locked to keep you safe.

2. Be aware of your surroundings.

Stay on well-lit and well-traveled pathways. Become familiar with the locations of campus emergency blue-light telephones. Remove ear buds or headphones so you can hear someone approaching. If possible, plan to walk across campus or to late night classes with a friend.

If you are walking to a car, carry your keys in your hand. Before entering the car, check that no one is inside or lingering nearby.

Most importantly, trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe, get out of the area as quickly as possible.

3. Program campus security numbers into your cell phone.

Many colleges offer late night ride services. Add that number, as well the emergency and non-emergency college police department lines, into your cell phone’s contacts list.

If you’re anxious about walking home late at night, use the ride service. It’s there to protect you.

4. Keep an eye on your belongings.

Don’t leave your laptop, cell phone, or anything of value on a table in the library or in a classroom. Walk with your purse or backpack fully zipped.

5. Know your limits.

When you’re drinking at a party, know when enough is enough. If you’re feeling sick, ask your friends to leave with you. If they refuse, call a campus ride service.

Opt for a can of beer instead of a Solo cup. If cups are the only option, pour your own drink or watch the person who does.

6. Report any suspicious activity or people.

Do not let unknown people into your residence hall. If there’s a stranger in your dorm or apartment, call the campus police immediately. Do not confront the person.

7. Ask for help.

If you feel unsafe, stressed, or overwhelmed, reach out to those around you. Colleges have a network of support, including residence hall advisers, health professionals, and campus police officers. Take advantage of the services provided on campus.

Sunday, August 18, 2013
I saw this really awesome bedroom space & thought I’d share it with you guys!
What makes your bedroom/living space your own?

I saw this really awesome bedroom space & thought I’d share it with you guys!

What makes your bedroom/living space your own?

keepingupwithunstuck:

My dorm room is freaking cute. Ugh. Like, I am the queen of this adorable, colorful, ridiculously tiny room. Plus no roommate, alright.

Yay for awesome dorm rooms! :)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hey there, Tumblr-verse! :)

Hey, guys! I’d like to take a text post and a small bit of your Tumblr dash space to introduce myself as the new blogger for thegoodlifeoncampus.com! Our awesome blogger, Jenna, has passed the torch to me.

My name is Mandi and I’m a senior at Emerson College in Boston. I’m a film major with a minor in superhero studies. Okay… I made that last part up. I’m enthusiastic about the things I love (especially tea, Gothic literature, and words). I’m entirely consumed by wanderlust; traveling is my true love. I can bake a mean cupcake or twelve. I’ve also been known to howl at the moon from time to time.

I’m excited to help this blog grow and create content inspired by what our followers want to see! In the forthcoming weeks, I hope to create content that is always fun as well as informative. And, of course, I will continue to help you all find great dorm products and provide you guys with ideas to make your college space your own!

If you guys have any suggestions for content you’d like to see on thegoodlifeoncampus, let me know! I’m here to offer sage-like advice on college life, DIY projects for your dorm, product reviews, and maybe some smart-assery if you’re interested.

Cheers!
Mandi

Sunday, August 11, 2013
Sure it’s technically summer, but spring is always kind of in the air, don’t you think? We do, and does our Spring 5 Piece Bed Set!
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Sure it’s technically summer, but spring is always kind of in the air, don’t you think? We do, and does our Spring 5 Piece Bed Set!

www.thegoodlifeoncampus.com

Thursday, August 8, 2013

thekidinacandyshop:

Can’t figure out how to decorate my dorm room this year….all ideas are graciously welcomed!

Aside from browsing TheGoodLifeOnCampus.com for cool dorm ideas, we hope our followers can help provide some suggestions….

Anyone have advice for thekidinacandyshop?

Thursday, August 1, 2013 Tuesday, July 30, 2013
antigonerising:

Our video for “That Was The Whiskey” is making it’s world premiere on CMT and CMT.com tomorrow starting at midnight. Click on the link and watch it. Tell your friends too. Thanks!

All of us here at TheGoodLifeOnCampus.com are huge fans of Antigone Rising.  Check out their new music video - and share it with everyone you know…  and be sure to follow them on tumblr too!

antigonerising:

Our video for “That Was The Whiskey” is making it’s world premiere on CMT and CMT.com tomorrow starting at midnight. Click on the link and watch it. Tell your friends too. Thanks!

All of us here at TheGoodLifeOnCampus.com are huge fans of Antigone Rising.  Check out their new music video - and share it with everyone you know…  and be sure to follow them on tumblr too!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

More Safety Info Needed!

We still need more safety info about your university. Just send us a message or some fan mail letting us know the “unsafe” spots on campus! We can’t wait to hear from you!

www.thegoodlifeoncampus.com 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
dreamtwistd:

The fact that I never thought to do this makes my entire time in college seem like a waste.

Why have we never thought of this? Shame us. Sorry guys, we’ll be better we promise. 
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dreamtwistd:

The fact that I never thought to do this makes my entire time in college seem like a waste.

Why have we never thought of this? Shame us. Sorry guys, we’ll be better we promise. 

www.thegoodlifeoncampus.com

Monday, July 22, 2013 Friday, July 19, 2013

All freshmen during the first week of orientation. 

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(Source: joeydeangelis)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Sunday, July 14, 2013