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With summer winding down and the first day of classes about a week away, you're probably beginning to sort through about 18 years of stuff and pack some of it up for your first year of college. Move-in Day is right around the corner, and it's natural to have a few questions about the dorms or what to bring. What size are the beds? What kind of mini-fridge can I bring? Is it really that cold? As incoming freshman moving into a college dorm for the first time, we had those same questions too — which is why we're here to help. Check out these five tips for Move-in Day.


While students are soaking up the summer sun and completing internships, the staff at Residential Life is hard at work preparing for the upcoming semester.


You may have heard the phrase tabula rasa, but you face a more literal blank slate each year when you arrive for school in the fall: a spare room with clean white walls, a bed, a desk, a bookshelf or desk hutch, and a dresser. Fuse challenged IC students to show us how they transformed their dorm rooms, and we set out to find the best. Take a look at our dorm contest winners and try out these useful tips!


While hitting it off with a great professor and acing that paper may be important to your college career, one of the most vital -- and often nerve-racking -- aspects of making the most of your college years is finding your place among friends.


Just a month after moving to Ithaca, first-year students are settling in, making friends, and calling Ithaca home. Watch our video of students moving in at Ithaca College, and read how one freshman is doing as she begins to settle into college life. 


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