A home away from home

For most college students, the place they call home changes each year whether it’s a dorm room, a fraternity house or an apartment. Either way, turning your space into a comfortable one is fun but also has its challenges. Laundry and dishes don’t do themselves, and mom and dad aren’t there to cook a nice dinner or fix that dripping faucet. “Decorating” simply means taping up a few posters and photos, grabbing some college memorabilia and a finding a matching bed set. Friends become roommates (eventually like family) and get-togethers happen at all hours of the day and night. For better or worse, it’s all these things that truly shape classic college living.

This is probably your first taste of life on your own, and it takes time and adjustments to get used to. Learning to survive on your own is one of the most important college experiences, and will only make the transition from college to “real life” easier. Although it will be hard to forget these places, make sure you snap some pictures and write down of your best stories in your book to remind you of the good times you had in the places you came to call home.

What are some of the best memories you’ve made in your dorm or apartment? We want to hear. You can even tweet at us pictures of your place or upload them to our Facebook page.

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