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Tyber Zaan
Posted - 2011.01.03 16:14:00 - [1]
 

Hey everyone. I just finished unpacking everything into my college dorm. Its a bit messier than I expected but it will do.

This whole thing is a foreign experience for me, and I would appreciate any advice this community has to offer about living in a dorm.

Culmen
Caldari
Culmenation
Posted - 2011.01.03 16:15:00 - [2]
 

Invest in a a value pack of very soft ear plugs.
That or learn to sleep through anything.

Tyber Zaan
Posted - 2011.01.03 16:18:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Culmen
Invest in a a value pack of very soft ear plugs.
That or learn to sleep through anything.


Noise helps me sleep, oddly. So that really isn't a problem.

Grez
Neo Spartans
Laconian Syndicate
Posted - 2011.01.03 16:34:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Tyber Zaan
Originally by: Culmen
Invest in a a value pack of very soft ear plugs.
That or learn to sleep through anything.


Noise helps me sleep, oddly. So that really isn't a problem.


Not the sort of noises you're thinking of Laughing

BiggestT
Caldari
Amarrian Retribution
Posted - 2011.01.03 17:01:00 - [5]
 

Socialise more and spend less time on the computer.

You're about to start the most exciting part of your life and will appreciate better memories than how awesome that computer game was that you played that one saturday night instead of partying.

Computer games are for when no one's around to chat to and for married people ugh

Obsidian Hawk
RONA Corporation
RONA Directorate
Posted - 2011.01.03 17:07:00 - [6]
 

Hi Obsidian Here, and I went to college and graduated.
Machall

Ok so now some good advice,
one there is always one guy in the dorm who does not shower regularly, find out who he is asap and learn to avoid him.
Second, dont be that guy, shower daily, and if you go to the gym shower after the gym. If you are clean you will have friends.
Indoor ( insert sport here) may seem like a good idea but it isnt.
Wash your clothes and sheets regularly.
Call home once per week. Parents tend to send more money if you remember them and talk with them.
Denny's is a good place to get food at 1 am.
finally NEVER EVER Study in the dorms, go to the library.

Shameless Avenger
Posted - 2011.01.03 17:40:00 - [7]
 

Does the word "dorm" have any meaning in English? because, in Spanish, a "dorm" is call a "dormitorio" which means "place to sleep" from the the verb "dormir" = sleep... sugesting you don't really "live" in the dorm, you just crash in it.


Tyber Zaan
Posted - 2011.01.03 17:44:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Obsidian Hawk
Hi Obsidian Here, and I went to college and graduated.
Machall

Ok so now some good advice,
one there is always one guy in the dorm who does not shower regularly, find out who he is asap and learn to avoid him.
Second, dont be that guy, shower daily, and if you go to the gym shower after the gym. If you are clean you will have friends.
Indoor ( insert sport here) may seem like a good idea but it isnt.
Wash your clothes and sheets regularly.
Call home once per week. Parents tend to send more money if you remember them and talk with them.
Denny's is a good place to get food at 1 am.
finally NEVER EVER Study in the dorms, go to the library.



First two points- Yea, i'm probably gonna be that guy for a bit, my shower is out of commission atm.
- Never was really considering indoor anything.
- Sheets/Clothes taken care of.
- Don't have to worry about that. If I do not call my mom SHE WILL CALL ME!
- The nearest restaurant is several miles down the road, don't have to worry about that/
- Already planned on that.

Tyber Zaan
Posted - 2011.01.03 17:44:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Shameless Avenger
Does the word "dorm" have any meaning in English? because, in Spanish, a "dorm" is call a "dormitorio" which means "place to sleep" from the the verb "dormir" = sleep... sugesting you don't really "live" in the dorm, you just crash in it.




Its slang for Dormitory.

Selinate
Amarr
Posted - 2011.01.03 19:08:00 - [10]
 

Beware the roaches. Yes, they will come, because when you're living with a bunch of kids who have never lived on their own before, they will have a knack for attracting all sorts of pestilence.

Just take a look in the bathtub before you decide to step in :P

Istvaan Shogaatsu
Caldari
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2011.01.03 20:08:00 - [11]
 

If your roommate steals your food from the common fridge, poison him.

Obsidian Hawk
RONA Corporation
RONA Directorate
Posted - 2011.01.03 21:36:00 - [12]
 

Tyber about your shower situation, i suggest you find some friends fast and use theirs, or use the one at the gym.

Jago Kain
Amarr
Ramm's RDI
Tactical Narcotics Team
Posted - 2011.01.03 21:44:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Istvaan Shogaatsu
If your roommate steals your food from the common fridge, poison him.


This.

Death to all fridge phantoms!



Tyber Zaan
Posted - 2011.01.03 22:08:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Culmen
Invest in a a value pack of very soft ear plugs.
That or learn to sleep through anything.


I'm seriously reconsidering this advice. The people in the room next to mine apperently love really loud music.

Kazuo Ishiguro
House of Marbles
Posted - 2011.01.03 22:30:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Istvaan Shogaatsu
If your roommate steals your food from the common fridge, poison him.


A small amount of red/orange food colouring will make milk look as though it has gone off, causing most people to avoid even opening it, without actually making it unfit for consumption.

Laxatives are a slightly more humane alternative to poison, but make sure you don't forget where you put them.

That's all I have to say - I never actually lived in halls during my time at university. Privately rented accommodation is generally much quieter, more spacious, and in my case it was also significantly cheaper.

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2011.01.03 23:05:00 - [16]
 

My freshmen year we had 6 guys in two very small rooms in a suite. We were all reasonable guys with backgrounds where we knew how to take care of ourselves and our living environments. We made a 6 week cycle for cleaning the bathroom. So, if you end up with a group of guys I recommend that you all set up a similar cycle. One of the 6 slacked a bit with his cleaning duties but that was dealt with Twisted Evil

We all got along so well that the 2nd semester when they gave us an option to split down and take two of the guys out of the suite we chose the money option that they offered to those that were willing to stay cramped up.

Originally by: Tyber Zaan


I'm seriously reconsidering this advice. The people in the room next to mine apperently love really loud music.


I am a bit confrontational so I never had a problem going and asking people to quiet down at night. If they failed to comply they were dealt with Twisted Evil

So I guess my biggest piece of advice is learn how to deal with things in various and sometimes devious ways Laughing

But yes, ear plugs can do just fine, but if you learn to sleep with them it can be a real pain in the ass trying to stop wearing them to sleep and dealing with any noise, but you being able to sleep with moderate noise previously may diminish this problem.



Fake Edit: Oh, and learn how to be dealt with as well because turn about is fair play and/or sooner or later you will naturally **** someone off and be dealt withLaughing


Slade

So Sensational
Ministry of War
Posted - 2011.01.04 01:08:00 - [17]
 

Condom mega (Quantity, not size, unless you're lucky, then get both) packs.

Pranks are awesome, college pranks are always the best because you're at that age where you've developed a good sense of what is truly funny, yet haven't gotten to the point where you're too prude to execute. So it makes for good videos to upload on the internet for us to laugh at.

Taedrin
Gallente
Kushan Industrial
Posted - 2011.01.04 02:46:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Tyber Zaan
Originally by: Culmen
Invest in a a value pack of very soft ear plugs.
That or learn to sleep through anything.


I'm seriously reconsidering this advice. The people in the room next to mine apperently love really loud music.


Please do. Ear plugs are a GOD SEND for when you have an exam the next day, and the neighbors stay up until 3-4AM partying.


 

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