Blue and gold gifts

If you're coming up with a holiday wish list — or even musing on the best early high school graduation gifts — here are some hobby-and-interest based ideas that will help you feel right at home at your university. [READ FULL POST]

College kid in old-fashioned van

Crunchy snacks, freshly paved road and a radio's static chorus are a few pieces of the college experience that your university won’t provide. You have to seek them out yourself. Enter: The Weekend Road Trip. Read about one student’s adventure and the pro tips she picked up along the way. [READ FULL POST]

Microchip

When it comes time to pack for college, what technology — headphones, speakers, cords, TV, printer, calculator — will you actually need? A college senior shares what he's learned. [READ FULL POST]

Paths diverge

Once you get to college, sometimes you discover that your dream job isn't actually your dream job. If that happens, what do you need to know before changing your major? [READ FULL POST]

A professor and her student stand with equipment in a biology lab.

Here are some tips on how to build relationships with the people who are going to spend four years prepping you for your career. [READ FULL POST]

Tree on green on college campus with brick building

The college search is often accompanied by another search that might have an even bigger impact on where you attend: the scholarship search. Here, we discuss a few types of scholarships to look for. [READ FULL POST]

Sprawling roots in a sun-drenched forest

So you finally arrive at college. You move in, start classes and figure out how to check your mail and swipe into the dining hall. What's next? How do you plant roots and take advantage of your time in college? [READ FULL POST]