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How to: Getting Involved on Campus

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I think that getting involved on campus is the most important part of your college journey. It’s so important to find a community that you belong to, to find friends you’ll stick with for the four years of college (or more), and to feel that you’re an important part of the University of Utah. Students […]

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A Resident’s Take on the Packing List

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We all know that when you are preparing to move off to college, you need to plan it out and ensure you have everything you might need. After all, you won’t be at home anymore, so every little convenient thing a household might have will no longer be as readily available as it once was. […]

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The Best Guac Ever

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I got this recipe when I visited Cancun over the summer, and it is BY FAR the best guacamole I’ve ever had in my life. I promise this won’t turn into a recipes blog, but it is nice to have a place to find easy, healthy party snacks… right? Ingredients: Two avocados (fre sh avaca […]

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A Literary Guide to Heritage Commons

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When you’re trying to learn what all the different terms we use are before you move on campus, it’s easy to be confused. I want to help clear that up for you.  Heritage Commons For starters, Heritage Commons is the part of campus where most of our on-campus housing is located. If you go on […]

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A Letter to a Future Resident

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During my time on campus, I have lived in both Heritage Commons and on lower campus with both first-year and upper-division students. With nearly two years under my belt, here is my best advice for future residents as they prepare to start their college journey.    Dear Future Resident, Living on campus has made my […]

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The Hidden Gems Across Campus

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On a campus as large as the University of Utah, there is so much to discover. Here are just a few of the amazing resources we have on campus a the U that can help you as you work through your Utah career.   University Writing Center The writing center is here to help students […]

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Budgeting for College Students

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Regardless of whether your college experience is being paid for by parents, student loans, or your own savings and income (or a mixture of those), we all need to create some type of budget. This can be hard because many students don’t have a job outside of coursework, and it seems weird to budget your […]

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10 Tips for Packing and Moving

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As students are moving home in response to COVID-19, we thought it might be a good idea to share some packing tips with you. I am a notoriously good packer, so I’ll share some personal tips as well as some from online resources. Organizing helps me feel like I have some control over my life […]

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On-campus Living—All About Community

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“Oh no!” was Maria’s reaction when asked about her first day on campus. “I moved in early for Swoop Camp, and move-in day was on my birthday… so here I was, with this birthday cake my parents bought for me to share, and nobody to share my cake with!” Maria is a senior who has […]

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Eight Home Study Tips

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It can be difficult to study at home, especially with all of the distractions that may arise. These are eight of the best tips to help you effectively study at home! 1. Don’t study where your sleep! Your body recognizes where you are supposed to sleep and that means you get more sleepy when you […]

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