Get out your stencils, pencils, and pumpkins…
For our mini-contest this month, we’re challenging you to create a pumpkin with a group of friends! You can carve it, paint it, glue it, sculpt it,  the choice is yours. Winners will receive $100 Starbucks giftcard. 
To Enter:
1. Create your masterpiece, creativity is highly encouraged!
2. Take a photo and upload to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook
3. Tag @quadchat (twitter, instagram) or Quad Chat (FB)
Submissions close 11:59 pm (PST) October 31st.
Get out your stencils, pencils, and pumpkins…
For our mini-contest this month, we’re challenging you to create a pumpkin with a group of friends! You can carve it, paint it, glue it, sculpt it,  the choice is yours. Winners will receive $100 Starbucks giftcard. 
To Enter:
1. Create your masterpiece, creativity is highly encouraged!
2. Take a photo and upload to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook
3. Tag @quadchat (twitter, instagram) or Quad Chat (FB)
Submissions close 11:59 pm (PST) October 31st.


Get out your stencils, pencils, and pumpkins…

For our mini-contest this month, we’re challenging you to create a pumpkin with a group of friends! You can carve it, paint it, glue it, sculpt it,  the choice is yours. Winners will receive $100 Starbucks giftcard. 

To Enter:

1. Create your masterpiece, creativity is highly encouraged!

2. Take a photo and upload to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook

3. Tag @quadchat (twitter, instagram) or Quad Chat (FB)

Submissions close 11:59 pm (PST) October 31st.

9 Weird & Unique College Clubs in the United States & Where to Find Them:
01. Quidditch Club - Various Schools
Oh yes, Harry Potter fans - This one is for you! Luckily, this fairly new sport isn’t uncommon nowadays, and even includes a broom! Take a trip to the Wizarding World and check out http://www.usquidditch.org/ to find a team near you, or learn how to captain one of your own!

02. Campus People Watchers - University of Minnesota
It’s like The People of Walmart, in real life. It’s a self-proclaimed zany organization that plans people watching activities in the name of SCIENCE (in the psychology sense). It seems like a great time of intense chats, laughs, and culture!

03. The Squirrel Club - University of Michigan
A animal-friendly club (that may even be one of the largest student organizations on the Michigan campus). Most Thursdays and Sundays, the club meets up and gifts the campus squirrel population with an abundance of peanuts. Amazing.

04. Humans vs Zombies - Various Schools
HvZ began in 2005 at Goucher College and became a sensation! If you’re a zombie enthusiast, Walking Dead fan, or general tag aficionado, then this game is right up your alley! All you need is a bandana, marshmallow shooter (or the like), & an index card.

05. Club Kramerica - University of Illinois
Influenced by Seinfeld’s most eccentric character, U of Illnois students created an “Adopt-a-Pathway” program in Kramer’s honor after his character’s adopt-a-highway stint in the show. Not only did the founders want to create a cleaner campus, club members have celebrated Seinfeld-related school activities - including themed philanthropic events and Festivus! Not too sure if this club still exists, but you should definitely check if you’re a student.

06. Students Against Hippies in Trees - UC Berkeley
Although this was simply a movement after the 2008 tree sit-in on the UCB campus, the Facebook group will live on in infamy as being severely anti-“tree-sitter”. At least it ended in peace.

07. MIT Assassins Guild - MIT
A live-action roleplaying society that gets together to, well, LARP. Every player immerses themselves in a weekly themed group game, always in-character. On their website, it looks like they even enjoyed a bit of Star Wars LARPing. If all of this sounds like gibberish to you, seriously go take a look on their site. It’s dorky awesome-ness.

08. Fight Club - University of Florida
Although not an active club anymore, this organization strived to teach safe techniques for stage combat for all those in theatre. But, alas, there was no Brad Pitt, and you could probably talk about it.

09. Dignified Educated United Crust Eaters Society - West Michigan University
Crust appreciators, rejoice! DEUCES began after a debate in the dining halls about how “crust is the best part of the pizza”. Agree? Grab a slice with this group and you’ll never see a wasted pizza crust ever again.
9 Weird & Unique College Clubs in the United States & Where to Find Them:
01. Quidditch Club - Various Schools
Oh yes, Harry Potter fans - This one is for you! Luckily, this fairly new sport isn’t uncommon nowadays, and even includes a broom! Take a trip to the Wizarding World and check out http://www.usquidditch.org/ to find a team near you, or learn how to captain one of your own!

02. Campus People Watchers - University of Minnesota
It’s like The People of Walmart, in real life. It’s a self-proclaimed zany organization that plans people watching activities in the name of SCIENCE (in the psychology sense). It seems like a great time of intense chats, laughs, and culture!

03. The Squirrel Club - University of Michigan
A animal-friendly club (that may even be one of the largest student organizations on the Michigan campus). Most Thursdays and Sundays, the club meets up and gifts the campus squirrel population with an abundance of peanuts. Amazing.

04. Humans vs Zombies - Various Schools
HvZ began in 2005 at Goucher College and became a sensation! If you’re a zombie enthusiast, Walking Dead fan, or general tag aficionado, then this game is right up your alley! All you need is a bandana, marshmallow shooter (or the like), & an index card.

05. Club Kramerica - University of Illinois
Influenced by Seinfeld’s most eccentric character, U of Illnois students created an “Adopt-a-Pathway” program in Kramer’s honor after his character’s adopt-a-highway stint in the show. Not only did the founders want to create a cleaner campus, club members have celebrated Seinfeld-related school activities - including themed philanthropic events and Festivus! Not too sure if this club still exists, but you should definitely check if you’re a student.

06. Students Against Hippies in Trees - UC Berkeley
Although this was simply a movement after the 2008 tree sit-in on the UCB campus, the Facebook group will live on in infamy as being severely anti-“tree-sitter”. At least it ended in peace.

07. MIT Assassins Guild - MIT
A live-action roleplaying society that gets together to, well, LARP. Every player immerses themselves in a weekly themed group game, always in-character. On their website, it looks like they even enjoyed a bit of Star Wars LARPing. If all of this sounds like gibberish to you, seriously go take a look on their site. It’s dorky awesome-ness.

08. Fight Club - University of Florida
Although not an active club anymore, this organization strived to teach safe techniques for stage combat for all those in theatre. But, alas, there was no Brad Pitt, and you could probably talk about it.

09. Dignified Educated United Crust Eaters Society - West Michigan University
Crust appreciators, rejoice! DEUCES began after a debate in the dining halls about how “crust is the best part of the pizza”. Agree? Grab a slice with this group and you’ll never see a wasted pizza crust ever again.

9 Weird & Unique College Clubs in the United States & Where to Find Them:

01. Quidditch Club - Various Schools

Oh yes, Harry Potter fans - This one is for you! Luckily, this fairly new sport isn’t uncommon nowadays, and even includes a broom! Take a trip to the Wizarding World and check out http://www.usquidditch.org/ to find a team near you, or learn how to captain one of your own!

02. Campus People Watchers - University of Minnesota

It’s like The People of Walmart, in real life. It’s a self-proclaimed zany organization that plans people watching activities in the name of SCIENCE (in the psychology sense). It seems like a great time of intense chats, laughs, and culture!

03. The Squirrel Club - University of Michigan

A animal-friendly club (that may even be one of the largest student organizations on the Michigan campus). Most Thursdays and Sundays, the club meets up and gifts the campus squirrel population with an abundance of peanuts. Amazing.

04. Humans vs Zombies - Various Schools

HvZ began in 2005 at Goucher College and became a sensation! If you’re a zombie enthusiast, Walking Dead fan, or general tag aficionado, then this game is right up your alley! All you need is a bandana, marshmallow shooter (or the like), & an index card.

05. Club Kramerica - University of Illinois

Influenced by Seinfeld’s most eccentric character, U of Illnois students created an “Adopt-a-Pathway” program in Kramer’s honor after his character’s adopt-a-highway stint in the show. Not only did the founders want to create a cleaner campus, club members have celebrated Seinfeld-related school activities - including themed philanthropic events and Festivus! Not too sure if this club still exists, but you should definitely check if you’re a student.

06. Students Against Hippies in Trees - UC Berkeley

Although this was simply a movement after the 2008 tree sit-in on the UCB campus, the Facebook group will live on in infamy as being severely anti-“tree-sitter”. At least it ended in peace.

07. MIT Assassins Guild - MIT

A live-action roleplaying society that gets together to, well, LARP. Every player immerses themselves in a weekly themed group game, always in-character. On their website, it looks like they even enjoyed a bit of Star Wars LARPing. If all of this sounds like gibberish to you, seriously go take a look on their site. It’s dorky awesome-ness.

08. Fight Club - University of Florida

Although not an active club anymore, this organization strived to teach safe techniques for stage combat for all those in theatre. But, alas, there was no Brad Pitt, and you could probably talk about it.

09. Dignified Educated United Crust Eaters Society - West Michigan University

Crust appreciators, rejoice! DEUCES began after a debate in the dining halls about how “crust is the best part of the pizza”. Agree? Grab a slice with this group and you’ll never see a wasted pizza crust ever again.

7 Ways SMS Group Chat Sucks - As Told By Breaking Bad

Communicating with a group of people over text is the worst. It’s one of the biggest headaches, and probably the cause of premature grays. Here are our top reasons why group chat sucks - And why you should turn to Quad for help! #EFFGROUPCHAT

01. Your phone constantly buzzing and draining your battery.

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2. Endless messages about cats and cupcakes and things you couldn’t care less about.

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3. That feeling after you accidentally text the wrong group. Friendship/reputation/surprise party ruined.

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4. When you don’t have all chat members saved in your contacts and they pop up as random phone numbers

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5. Chaotic threads that make no sense.

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6. How anyone without a smartphone feels when they get put in a group chat of any kind.

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7. And the worst part is there’s no way out. Once you’re added to a group chat, you’re stuck in it. Forever.

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5 Last-Minute DIY Dorm Accessories

In honor of Quad’s ultimate Pimp My Pad competition, we’re sharing our favorite DIY dorm accessories for all you last-minute decorators! (Pro-Tip: If you didn’t catch our previous ‘do-it-yourselfs’, check them out here!)

1. String Art Pieces
String art can be an unbelievably striking way to liven up your dorm! Here is a great list of other DIY string art that may come as inspiration for your own piece.

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2. Classy Sunglass Holder (Pull Teeth)
For the shade aficionados, this accessory hanger is a one way to transform an unsightly thrift store painting and turn the frame into a decorative and useful item!

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3. The Mural You Always Wanted (HGTV)
You may to snag a trial version of Photoshop, or ask a buddy with a photo editor, to complete this project. Fear not, it’s easy to do and the end result is so worth it! You get your own customized work-of-art AND you’ll be able to feel that much more at home in your new space.

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4. The Cheapest Speakers You Will Ever Own (About)
The last thing any college student wants to do is spend an inappropriate amount of money, especially when it’s not Black Friday. Honestly, these coffee cup speakers are a perfect solution for your audio needs, and amplify pretty well for something you can make with the things you probably already have

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5. Crayon Art, With a Twist! (Her Campus)
While crayon art can be SO played out, there is a way to create your own piece that is, not only as colorful, but very much your own, unique, and original! We never thought we’d like these things again, but we love!

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We’ve all had fantasies about our dream room; One that would impress our hallmates, friends, and even our own housemates. Spending cash on luxuries can be hard when you’re a struggling college student, but the Quad “Pimp My Pad” contest can help you go down in dorm room history!
Two winners will receive $1,000 worth of the hottest tech and decor for your room. It’s simple - The students who generate the most buzz at their school will score a pimped out room. Create a Quad for your dorm, hall, or apartment and get your friends to join in. The two most active members will win!
How to Enter / Win? 
Enter here: http://bit.ly/pimpedpad
Download the Quad app and Create a Quad for your Dorm, Floor, or Housemates.
Invite all your floormates/housemates and get them chatting on Quad!
Promote your Quad on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and send us photos! Mention us using @QuadChat and #PimpMyPad
Enter our weekly contests to promote your Quad and win gift cards.
Generate the most buzz, and win the room of your dreams
Stay fancy, my friends
Contest will run until September 30th, so get crackin’!
Two Winners Will Win Either:
The Apple Package -
40” LG TV
Apple iPad Mini
Apple TV
Beats by Dre Studios
$10 Starbucks Gift Card
Hammock
American Flag
The Samsung Package -
40” LG TV
Galaxy Tab S 8”
Google Chromecast
Samsung Chromebook 2
$10 Starbucks Gift Card
Hammock
American Flag
We’ve all had fantasies about our dream room; One that would impress our hallmates, friends, and even our own housemates. Spending cash on luxuries can be hard when you’re a struggling college student, but the Quad “Pimp My Pad” contest can help you go down in dorm room history!
Two winners will receive $1,000 worth of the hottest tech and decor for your room. It’s simple - The students who generate the most buzz at their school will score a pimped out room. Create a Quad for your dorm, hall, or apartment and get your friends to join in. The two most active members will win!
How to Enter / Win? 
Enter here: http://bit.ly/pimpedpad
Download the Quad app and Create a Quad for your Dorm, Floor, or Housemates.
Invite all your floormates/housemates and get them chatting on Quad!
Promote your Quad on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and send us photos! Mention us using @QuadChat and #PimpMyPad
Enter our weekly contests to promote your Quad and win gift cards.
Generate the most buzz, and win the room of your dreams
Stay fancy, my friends
Contest will run until September 30th, so get crackin’!
Two Winners Will Win Either:
The Apple Package -
40” LG TV
Apple iPad Mini
Apple TV
Beats by Dre Studios
$10 Starbucks Gift Card
Hammock
American Flag
The Samsung Package -
40” LG TV
Galaxy Tab S 8”
Google Chromecast
Samsung Chromebook 2
$10 Starbucks Gift Card
Hammock
American Flag

We’ve all had fantasies about our dream room; One that would impress our hallmates, friends, and even our own housemates. Spending cash on luxuries can be hard when you’re a struggling college student, but the Quad “Pimp My Pad” contest can help you go down in dorm room history!

Two winners will receive $1,000 worth of the hottest tech and decor for your room. It’s simple - The students who generate the most buzz at their school will score a pimped out room. Create a Quad for your dorm, hall, or apartment and get your friends to join in. The two most active members will win!

How to Enter / Win?

  1. Enter here: http://bit.ly/pimpedpad
  2. Download the Quad app and Create a Quad for your Dorm, Floor, or Housemates.
  3. Invite all your floormates/housemates and get them chatting on Quad!
  4. Promote your Quad on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and send us photos! Mention us using @QuadChat and #PimpMyPad
  5. Enter our weekly contests to promote your Quad and win gift cards.
  6. Generate the most buzz, and win the room of your dreams
  7. Stay fancy, my friends

Contest will run until September 30th, so get crackin’!

Two Winners Will Win Either:

The Apple Package -

  • 40” LG TV
  • Apple iPad Mini
  • Apple TV
  • Beats by Dre Studios
  • $10 Starbucks Gift Card
  • Hammock
  • American Flag

The Samsung Package -

  • 40” LG TV
  • Galaxy Tab S 8”
  • Google Chromecast
  • Samsung Chromebook 2
  • $10 Starbucks Gift Card
  • Hammock
  • American Flag

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7 Tips Before You Attend a Fraternity Rush
7 Tips Before You Attend a Fraternity Rush

7 Tips Before You Attend a Fraternity Rush

01. Wearing Lanyard / College IDBe careful! You don’t want to wear this around your neck or out of your pocket. It’s truly the equivalent of screaming, “HEY FRESHMEAT HERE!” You don’t work at the genius bar at an Apple store, so tuck away the ID in your handy-dandy wallet!


02. Holding on Tight to High SchoolWhile you’re proud of where you come from and your previous accomplishments, college is all about starting fresh and finding your future path. Leave the past where it belongs and start focusing on what you want to do with your life and less about the touchdown you made in high school!


03. Forgetting Your KeySome doors will shut and lock automatically! Trust us, it’s embarrassing to be THAT freshmen who has to march down to the main floor in a towel and flip-flops.


04. “Freshmen Clothes”Some of the clothes you wore in high school may not be as acceptable in the college environment. Try and lose the logos and develop a more mature look for your college appearance! 


05. Staying in the DormWhile there is nothing long with the occasional Netflix binge, it’s probably best not to make a habit of it. Get out to events on campus! Meet new people and find friends to hang out with on weekends!  


06. Not Knowing Your Limits!If you are going to be adventurous on the weekends be aware of how much you are drinking! Pace yourself - Every batch of “The Juice” is different and depending on how drunk the hosts want their guests!


07. Buying ALL Your Textbooks at OnceIf you ask any upperclassman if they have used every book that they have purchased, 99% will tell you no they haven’t (and that, more times than not, buying the textbook is a waste of money). Many professors will have a copy on reserve at the campus library for students to use, but others will simply not use the book at all. Either way its good to find out from students who have taken the class in the past if the book in the course materials is truly necessary. 


08. Confidence in Everyone - Trust No Bitch!College is full of learning experiences - Do yourself a favor and keep an eye on your valuables so that a stolen Macbook isn’t one of them.


09. Bringing EVERYTHING to the Dorms!Surprisingly there are only a handful of things you will actually need when making the transition to college. When you are packing for school, be sure to ask yourself: “How often will i actually use this?” and “Is it needed?” This will save you time and hassle both moving in and moving out!


10. Running to ClassAfter being told for twelve years to not be a second late, it might be a shock that its normal for students to be 2-3 minutes late for class everyday! So if you woke up late, don’t fret, just get to class!



11. The Fear of Missing a ClassEventually you will be faced with the option of skipping a class - It WILL happen. Not that it’s recommended, but it will not be the end of the world if you miss a class, just don’t do it often! Keep in mind that, while skipping school is fun, posting about it might bite you in the ass in the future (cool story, bro)!


12. Social Media StupidityBeing independent is great, and maybe you want to share all of the fun you had over the weekend with your friends! However, it is very important to keep your digital image squeaky clean, so that when a recruiter looks at your profile, they aren’t discouraged. Any upperclassman would tell you the same thing! Share your fun moments with buddies over a group chat app, like Quad, to keep your conversations personal and private!



13. Unused Meal PlansSo many freshmen just don’t realize how great meal plan is until you are no longer on it. Make sure that, as the school year goes on, you are taking advantage of the cash on your account - Even if it means treating yourself every now and then to a coffee, use it ALL up!


14. Thinking College is Solely About Academics!There is a reason you are not enrolled in the University of Phoenix - Because you want MORE than just an education from your school! The best way to get the full experience is becoming involved on campus. Join a club, a sport, or go Greek! Even if you just check them out, at least you know what’s out there!


15. Check Your Professors Out!You may find out that some professors are seemingly out to get you. Sometimes getting the grade you deserve is very difficult. To reduce the chances of this happening to you, ask your fellow classmates which professors to take (or avoid) and use websites like RateMyProfessor. Almost every professor is rated so you can pick from the best available!


16. Not Hitting the GymCollege is all about reinventing yourself - Take advantage of the fact that you have a recreational facility at your disposal. Find a workout that works for you and get to it. You’ll become obsessed when you begin to see results from all your hard work! 


17. Not knowing the Drop/Withdraw policiesThis is something that students do not like to talk about. The thought of dropping a class can seem scary, or may seem like failure. However, we are here to tell you there is nothing wrong with dropping a class. If it isn’t working for your schedule


18. Not knowing what a Pass/Fail Class isMaking a class a pass or fail is essentially gives students the ability to receive credit for a class without it affecting their GPA. If a class you are struggling in is eligible, it’s worth looking into and meeting with your advisor! You will thank yourself in the long run!


19. Keeping your dorm the way you found itThis is the first time you are away from home and on your own! Give your place your personal touch! (We have some suggestions here if you’re stumped.)

20. Studying the Way You Did in High SchoolIt only makes sense to continue your methods of studying as you transition, but unfortunately it is not that easy. Every professor has a different method of how they create their tests, some will give you a study guide, others will use the notes or book. It is all about getting in their head and finding out what it is they think is the most important because more than likely that will appear on the exams.


21. Missing Study SessionsIf your professor is willing to take time out of their day to have a study session or some sort of study event you better make your best effort to be there. this is when most professors will reward the students who work hard in the class because you can bet they will be there and exam material will be covered!


22. Not Backing Up Your LaptopFor the love of all that is good BACKUP YOUR FILES! Keep a jump drive on your keychain and save a copy of all your important work. One other great option is using Google Docs because all of your work is auto backed up to the Cloud as you type. Save everything! Losing all of your files is as easy as one Starbucks coffee spill.


23. Being Party Try-HardsIt’s exciting to party for the first time, but make sure to get the feel of college parties before making a complete fool of yourself. There is absolutely no need to drink everything in sight. It will not only piss off the people throwing the party, but it’s a good way to land yourself in the hospital. Keep a low-profile the first few times and go from there.
01. Wearing Lanyard / College IDBe careful! You don’t want to wear this around your neck or out of your pocket. It’s truly the equivalent of screaming, “HEY FRESHMEAT HERE!” You don’t work at the genius bar at an Apple store, so tuck away the ID in your handy-dandy wallet!


02. Holding on Tight to High SchoolWhile you’re proud of where you come from and your previous accomplishments, college is all about starting fresh and finding your future path. Leave the past where it belongs and start focusing on what you want to do with your life and less about the touchdown you made in high school!


03. Forgetting Your KeySome doors will shut and lock automatically! Trust us, it’s embarrassing to be THAT freshmen who has to march down to the main floor in a towel and flip-flops.


04. “Freshmen Clothes”Some of the clothes you wore in high school may not be as acceptable in the college environment. Try and lose the logos and develop a more mature look for your college appearance! 


05. Staying in the DormWhile there is nothing long with the occasional Netflix binge, it’s probably best not to make a habit of it. Get out to events on campus! Meet new people and find friends to hang out with on weekends!  


06. Not Knowing Your Limits!If you are going to be adventurous on the weekends be aware of how much you are drinking! Pace yourself - Every batch of “The Juice” is different and depending on how drunk the hosts want their guests!


07. Buying ALL Your Textbooks at OnceIf you ask any upperclassman if they have used every book that they have purchased, 99% will tell you no they haven’t (and that, more times than not, buying the textbook is a waste of money). Many professors will have a copy on reserve at the campus library for students to use, but others will simply not use the book at all. Either way its good to find out from students who have taken the class in the past if the book in the course materials is truly necessary. 


08. Confidence in Everyone - Trust No Bitch!College is full of learning experiences - Do yourself a favor and keep an eye on your valuables so that a stolen Macbook isn’t one of them.


09. Bringing EVERYTHING to the Dorms!Surprisingly there are only a handful of things you will actually need when making the transition to college. When you are packing for school, be sure to ask yourself: “How often will i actually use this?” and “Is it needed?” This will save you time and hassle both moving in and moving out!


10. Running to ClassAfter being told for twelve years to not be a second late, it might be a shock that its normal for students to be 2-3 minutes late for class everyday! So if you woke up late, don’t fret, just get to class!



11. The Fear of Missing a ClassEventually you will be faced with the option of skipping a class - It WILL happen. Not that it’s recommended, but it will not be the end of the world if you miss a class, just don’t do it often! Keep in mind that, while skipping school is fun, posting about it might bite you in the ass in the future (cool story, bro)!


12. Social Media StupidityBeing independent is great, and maybe you want to share all of the fun you had over the weekend with your friends! However, it is very important to keep your digital image squeaky clean, so that when a recruiter looks at your profile, they aren’t discouraged. Any upperclassman would tell you the same thing! Share your fun moments with buddies over a group chat app, like Quad, to keep your conversations personal and private!



13. Unused Meal PlansSo many freshmen just don’t realize how great meal plan is until you are no longer on it. Make sure that, as the school year goes on, you are taking advantage of the cash on your account - Even if it means treating yourself every now and then to a coffee, use it ALL up!


14. Thinking College is Solely About Academics!There is a reason you are not enrolled in the University of Phoenix - Because you want MORE than just an education from your school! The best way to get the full experience is becoming involved on campus. Join a club, a sport, or go Greek! Even if you just check them out, at least you know what’s out there!


15. Check Your Professors Out!You may find out that some professors are seemingly out to get you. Sometimes getting the grade you deserve is very difficult. To reduce the chances of this happening to you, ask your fellow classmates which professors to take (or avoid) and use websites like RateMyProfessor. Almost every professor is rated so you can pick from the best available!


16. Not Hitting the GymCollege is all about reinventing yourself - Take advantage of the fact that you have a recreational facility at your disposal. Find a workout that works for you and get to it. You’ll become obsessed when you begin to see results from all your hard work! 


17. Not knowing the Drop/Withdraw policiesThis is something that students do not like to talk about. The thought of dropping a class can seem scary, or may seem like failure. However, we are here to tell you there is nothing wrong with dropping a class. If it isn’t working for your schedule


18. Not knowing what a Pass/Fail Class isMaking a class a pass or fail is essentially gives students the ability to receive credit for a class without it affecting their GPA. If a class you are struggling in is eligible, it’s worth looking into and meeting with your advisor! You will thank yourself in the long run!


19. Keeping your dorm the way you found itThis is the first time you are away from home and on your own! Give your place your personal touch! (We have some suggestions here if you’re stumped.)

20. Studying the Way You Did in High SchoolIt only makes sense to continue your methods of studying as you transition, but unfortunately it is not that easy. Every professor has a different method of how they create their tests, some will give you a study guide, others will use the notes or book. It is all about getting in their head and finding out what it is they think is the most important because more than likely that will appear on the exams.


21. Missing Study SessionsIf your professor is willing to take time out of their day to have a study session or some sort of study event you better make your best effort to be there. this is when most professors will reward the students who work hard in the class because you can bet they will be there and exam material will be covered!


22. Not Backing Up Your LaptopFor the love of all that is good BACKUP YOUR FILES! Keep a jump drive on your keychain and save a copy of all your important work. One other great option is using Google Docs because all of your work is auto backed up to the Cloud as you type. Save everything! Losing all of your files is as easy as one Starbucks coffee spill.


23. Being Party Try-HardsIt’s exciting to party for the first time, but make sure to get the feel of college parties before making a complete fool of yourself. There is absolutely no need to drink everything in sight. It will not only piss off the people throwing the party, but it’s a good way to land yourself in the hospital. Keep a low-profile the first few times and go from there.

01. Wearing Lanyard / College ID
Be careful! You don’t want to wear this around your neck or out of your pocket. It’s truly the equivalent of screaming, “HEY FRESHMEAT HERE!” You don’t work at the genius bar at an Apple store, so tuck away the ID in your handy-dandy wallet!

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02. Holding on Tight to High School
While you’re proud of where you come from and your previous accomplishments, college is all about starting fresh and finding your future path. Leave the past where it belongs and start focusing on what you want to do with your life and less about the touchdown you made in high school!

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03. Forgetting Your Key
Some doors will shut and lock automatically! Trust us, it’s embarrassing to be THAT freshmen who has to march down to the main floor in a towel and flip-flops.

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04. “Freshmen Clothes”
Some of the clothes you wore in high school may not be as acceptable in the college environment. Try and lose the logos and develop a more mature look for your college appearance

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05. Staying in the Dorm
While there is nothing long with the occasional Netflix binge, it’s probably best not to make a habit of it. Get out to events on campus! Meet new people and find friends to hang out with on weekends!  

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06. Not Knowing Your Limits!
If you are going to be adventurous on the weekends be aware of how much you are drinking! Pace yourself - Every batch of “The Juice” is different and depending on how drunk the hosts want their guests!

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07. Buying ALL Your Textbooks at Once
If you ask any upperclassman if they have used every book that they have purchased, 99% will tell you no they haven’t (and that, more times than not, buying the textbook is a waste of money). Many professors will have a copy on reserve at the campus library for students to use, but others will simply not use the book at all. Either way its good to find out from students who have taken the class in the past if the book in the course materials is truly necessary. 

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08. Confidence in Everyone - Trust No Bitch!
College is full of learning experiences - Do yourself a favor and keep an eye on your valuables so that a stolen Macbook isn’t one of them.

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09. Bringing EVERYTHING to the Dorms!
Surprisingly there are only a handful of things you will actually need when making the transition to college. When you are packing for school, be sure to ask yourself: “How often will i actually use this?” and “Is it needed?” This will save you time and hassle both moving in and moving out!

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10. Running to Class
After being told for twelve years to not be a second late, it might be a shock that its normal for students to be 2-3 minutes late for class everyday! So if you woke up late, don’t fret, just get to class!

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11. The Fear of Missing a Class
Eventually you will be faced with the option of skipping a class - It WILL happen. Not that it’s recommended, but it will not be the end of the world if you miss a class, just don’t do it often! Keep in mind that, while skipping school is fun, posting about it might bite you in the ass in the future (cool story, bro)!

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12. Social Media Stupidity
Being independent is great, and maybe you want to share all of the fun you had over the weekend with your friends! However, it is very important to keep your digital image squeaky clean, so that when a recruiter looks at your profile, they aren’t discouraged. Any upperclassman would tell you the same thing! Share your fun moments with buddies over a group chat app, like Quad, to keep your conversations personal and private!

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13. Unused Meal Plans
So many freshmen just don’t realize how great meal plan is until you are no longer on it. Make sure that, as the school year goes on, you are taking advantage of the cash on your account - Even if it means treating yourself every now and then to a coffee, use it ALL up!

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14. Thinking College is Solely About Academics!
There is a reason you are not enrolled in the University of Phoenix - Because you want MORE than just an education from your school! The best way to get the full experience is becoming involved on campus. Join a club, a sport, or go Greek! Even if you just check them out, at least you know what’s out there!

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15. Check Your Professors Out!
You may find out that some professors are seemingly out to get you. Sometimes getting the grade you deserve is very difficult. To reduce the chances of this happening to you, ask your fellow classmates which professors to take (or avoid) and use websites like RateMyProfessor. Almost every professor is rated so you can pick from the best available!

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16. Not Hitting the Gym
College is all about reinventing yourself - Take advantage of the fact that you have a recreational facility at your disposal. Find a workout that works for you and get to it. You’ll become obsessed when you begin to see results from all your hard work! 

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17. Not knowing the Drop/Withdraw policies
This is something that students do not like to talk about. The thought of dropping a class can seem scary, or may seem like failure. However, we are here to tell you there is nothing wrong with dropping a class. If it isn’t working for your schedule

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18. Not knowing what a Pass/Fail Class is
Making a class a pass or fail is essentially gives students the ability to receive credit for a class without it affecting their GPA. If a class you are struggling in is eligible, it’s worth looking into and meeting with your advisor! You will thank yourself in the long run!

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19. Keeping your dorm the way you found it
This is the first time you are away from home and on your own! Give your place your personal touch! (We have some suggestions here if you’re stumped.)

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20. Studying the Way You Did in High School
It only makes sense to continue your methods of studying as you transition, but unfortunately it is not that easy. Every professor has a different method of how they create their tests, some will give you a study guide, others will use the notes or book. It is all about getting in their head and finding out what it is they think is the most important because more than likely that will appear on the exams.

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21. Missing Study Sessions
If your professor is willing to take time out of their day to have a study session or some sort of study event you better make your best effort to be there. this is when most professors will reward the students who work hard in the class because you can bet they will be there and exam material will be covered!

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22. Not Backing Up Your Laptop
For the love of all that is good BACKUP YOUR FILES! Keep a jump drive on your keychain and save a copy of all your important work. One other great option is using Google Docs because all of your work is auto backed up to the Cloud as you type. Save everything! Losing all of your files is as easy as one Starbucks coffee spill.

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23. Being Party Try-Hards
It’s exciting to party for the first time, but make sure to get the feel of college parties before making a complete fool of yourself. There is absolutely no need to drink everything in sight. It will not only piss off the people throwing the party, but it’s a good way to land yourself in the hospital. Keep a low-profile the first few times and go from there.

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1. Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese
You had me at Bacon. Don’t even get me started on my love for avocado & grilled cheese.

2. Loaded Quesadilla
If you’re feeling more carnivorous, add some meat in there to spice it up!

3. Fresh Summer Salad with Fruit
The best way to eat a salad is with fruit! It’s exciting to be adventurous with your greens!

4. 3-Ingredient Mac & Cheese
Ugh, yes. This is so easy to make! If you want something undeniably tasty, shred some Mizithra cheese on top (worth every bite, let me tell you)!

5. 1-Minute Microwave Quiche in a Mug
Eggs in a microwave MAY seem sketchy, but if you lack a stove, they are surprisingly quick and tasty. If you really don’t want to go down that route, you can search for other food-in-a-mug meals (mostly desserts) that should be perfect for your taste buds.

6. Mini Tortilla Crust Pizzas
Although these are originally created via the oven, you can easily achieve the same effect by purchasing round tortilla chips and using your microwave.

7. Noodle Chicken Salad
Perfect for when you want to use your ramen noodles with something other than the salt-saturated seasoning.

8. Easy Salted Butterscotch Popcorn
Amazing when your sweet tooth is callin’! Or when you’re huddled up with Netflix.

9. Fruity Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip
Fruit, peanut butter, and yogurt - Oh my! You can use whatever fruit yogurt you want to dive into. Delicious dip to pair with your veggies, or even bananas!