They say that college is the best four years of your life and already one-fourth of it has gone by. I can't believe how amazing, emotional, and fast it went by. I can't even begin to describe the roller coaster ride that is college life, but I guess that's the good thing about a blog- to get it all figured out and written down. So I guess I can start with move in day. I'm from Connecticut so I wasn't going far for school, but since my mother pushed an in state school my one demand was that I stayed on campus and was not commuting. Thank god I did. Not only would commuting had stressed me out and sheltered me, but life on campus offered such great opportunity and opened up a whole new world for me (it was also very convenient rolling out of bed and walking across the small little road to class). One thing I do recommend to the entire freshman class moving in next year? Bring a hand truck- it'll not only make things convenient and easier to lift, but that building is going to get hot with all those people moving in, and a hand truck keeps you moving faster- which is the best way to be when it comes to getting all your stuff into your room. Once it's all in (and it'll probably be a bit of a tight space if you're in a triple like I was), make it homey! You're going to be spending the next eight months there. And I know it sounds corny, but set rules, because while you may think you know your roommates boundaries and he and she will know yours, chances are they'll get crossed at least once without 'rules' being made. Trust me on this; if you don't want clothes thrown all over your room and your stuff being used without permission make it very clear from the beginning. As stressful as move in day can be, just take it all in and embrace it. You only move in for your freshman year once so make the most of it. As tearful as goodbyes can be- know that your life at SHU is full of people waiting to help you. So have fun, enjoy your summer, and we'll see you in the fall!