College begins on September 5, but there are many exciting events leading up to it! Here are some helpful dates to mark: August 31- Navigate The Banks: The event is hosted by the Rutgers Commuter Student Association at the Busch Student Center to help students figure out the bus system. For anyone who is overwhelmed... Continue Reading →
Have you ever missed out on something and regretted it after? Well then make sure you remain updated about what is going on all over Rutgers. This blog entry will list many important ways for you to stay connected to what is going on all over Rutgers. Its best to do these things even before... Continue Reading →
After months of waiting for my class schedule I was bombarded with 4 classes in one day back to back. This is the life of a college student. Nobody said college was going to be easy or a part time thing. No, college is a job, and it is your job as students to get... Continue Reading →
As many of you may have heard, the events in Charlottesville, Virginia last week scared and scarred our nation. But, Americans have never been the type to scare easy; we're resilient in our efforts, and we will not let hatred or fear tear down the work that we and the generations before us put into... Continue Reading →
Part of entering any institution of higher learning is a tendency to take in the beliefs of one’s chosen institution of higher learning as one’s own. Much like how a sea sponge absorbs the salt water which constitutes its habitat, the incoming Rutgers student is liable to accept any knowledge impressed upon him or her... Continue Reading →
Camp UKnight made me feel part of a community before starting the school year and helped me gain confidence in myself and my future at Rutgers.
For us Freshman, our first days as Rutgers students are right around the corner. College will certainly be a big change for most of us. From getting used to our new schedules, way of life, and learning to navigate the bus system, it is no wonder that some of us are entering the upcoming school... Continue Reading →
So you've applied and been accepted to Rutgers University. Congratulations! You got into college! You've finished filling out all the applications, answering the same questions over and over again, writing essays, and constantly refreshing your computer screen to see if you had gotten in. That's all history now, but what's next? For me, it was... Continue Reading →
I've been going to college for a few years now, and if there's one skill that I've grown to consider essential, it's time management. With all of the excitement brought on by Orientation and Involvement Fair, it's easy to forget that there are just twenty-four hours in a day, and yes, some of those need... Continue Reading →
I came from a small highschool with over 85% of students being low-income minorities. Both my parents did not go to college in America however my father had a foreign B.A (Thailand) which was basically useless when he first came to America because 1) He spoke very broken english 2) No one trusted asians back... Continue Reading →
While I stock up on dorm essentials for my freshman year of college, my brother packs up school supplies for his freshman year of high school. It doesn't feel like it's been four whole years since I was in his shoes, but in just four years he'll be in mine.
Time to try and defeat procrastination once again! Follow this guide in a timely manner to avoid stress!
A few months ago, I signed up for Camp UKnight, a leadership retreat in at Stony Acres Wildlife Sanctuary in the Pocono Mountains. Camp UKnight is run by the Department of Leadership and Experiential Learning. I didn't know what that meant, but I knew I wanted to get involved in everything I could at Rutgers.... Continue Reading →
As a transfer student myself, I am still trying to navigate the transition from a small community college to an enormous university. It’s almost the same feel as attending college for the first time. From what I’ve learned and experienced so far both from Rutgers and having attended college, here’s a small checklist for a... Continue Reading →
With all the excitement with school starting, something that I'm most excited about is attending Rutgers sporting events, especially the Scarlet Knights' football games. Growing up as a Rutgers fan I have seen the highest of highs of the team and the lowest of lows. However, the past is the past and the team is... Continue Reading →
If you couldn't tell from the title, I'm starting my first year of college come this fall and yes, I am panicking. But only a little, mind you. However, because the purpose of this blog is to not freak out prospective students or even current students (do upperclassmen even read these?) and instead offer wise words,... Continue Reading →
Although I'm not one to lament over regrets, there are definitely a few things I would change if I could go back in time. The college application season comes sweeping in like a storm, and without guidance, it's can be a nightmare to get through. Here are a few tips I've picked up: Don't get... Continue Reading →
Did you take that deep breath? With a few mental breakdowns here and there we somehow made it past high school and into college (pat yourself on the back, you deserve it). Only a few weeks left until you all start college and it might seem quite daunting at first, but trust me, you're ready... Continue Reading →
A quick rundown of what you should expect to have done before move in and how to manage it.
I know, I know, how can I talk about this topic since I haven't started my year at Rutgers yet? Well, this fall isn't my first encounter with Rutgers U. When I was in high school I attended a program called Rutgers Upward Bound and boy did that program help me become the person I... Continue Reading →