Student Experience: Advice on Residence Hall Style

As part of our summer series of student advice, Meredith’s Office of Admissions asked a group of recent graduates and returning students to share helpful advice for the incoming class. For this installment, students share style tips for residence hall rooms.

• “I recommend you make your residence hall room your own. I wouldn’t worry too much with matching every single thing with what your roommate brings because you want your room to be a reflection of the things you enjoy. Moving to college is stressful enough without the additional stress of making sure everything matches.”— Shelby Wilson, ’14,

• “Do what makes you happy. For me, it was brights, history and yellow! You can keep adding to the walls as you go along. There is a poster sale the first couple of days of school that has great stuff!”—Hannah Thornton, ’14

• “I am a big fan of glow-in –the- dark stars and colorful flags! One new thing I did this year was using the color printer to print out photographs of my family and friends. I put them on the walls of my room in a place where I could see them every night. It made my room very cozy and full of memories.”—Cece Blair, ’14

• “Bring a couple of good lamps. The warm lighting that lamps provide will make your room seem more like home. Curtains are also important; they bring some softness to your room. Don’t forget pictures of friends and family. But don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns and colors, everything doesn’t have to be so matchy-matchy!”—Jordan Cone, ’14

• “You really don’t need as much as you think so be careful to not over pack like I did! Also be sure to bring items that will make your room feel homey such as picture frames, blankets and lamps from home.”-- Jordan Capps, ’16

Meredith students have been sharing advice and insight into the Meredith experience throughout the summer. The final question in this summer’s series: What should students expect on Move-In Day?

To learn more about Meredith, contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-MEREDITH.

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