How to Make Oldfields Your 首页

Chiya's dorm fells like home.

嗨,我是Chiya! I’m a sophomore, 而且 this is my second year at Oldfields. Coming to a new school is already hard enough, 而且 living away from home could make it a little more difficult. 相信我,我能理解! It’s totally nerve-wracking before you step foot on this campus 而且 feel the warm embrace of this community. 但, 尽管我一开始很紧张, I figured out how to make myself comfortable in a new state 而且 want to share my strategies with you.

The first thing I thought about when shopping for my dorm room decor was the color scheme 而且 vibe of my side of the room. Back at home my room is pink, so I bought pink sheets 而且 pink bed sets 而且 a lot of other stuff that would remind me, 在某种程度上, 家的. I also brought one of my paintings 而且 favorite posters (my autographed Niall Horan poster, 如果你想知道的话!).

If you have animals at home 而且 you’re worried that you won’t get to see any furry friends, 没有恐惧! Most of our faculty 而且 staff live on campus which means their pets do too! We also have horses 而且 barn cats. There are so many animals here that you won’t be sad when you have to leave your pets at home!

Another thing that will absolutely make you feel at home is that dorm parents will bake for you, or you can bake with them in their apartments! Sometimes after study hall there are fresh brownies in the lounge waiting for you. Or if you buy cookie dough from Target, you can always ask a dorm parent if you can bake in their home. I did this with my roommate a few times last year, 而且 it was the best.

Finally, talk to your family every once in a while! Sometimes doing all of these little tricks just isn’t enough, 而且 you need to see 而且 speak to your parents, 兄弟姐妹, 表亲, 和其他任何人. 没关系! 我已经说过了, moving away from home in high school is hard—college students even have trouble with it. It can be especially difficult if you’re in a different state. Nothing can beat a good phone call, 邮件备注, 或FaceTime, but I hope that sharing some of these little tricks will make it easier for you!