welcome week

Sep 21, 2010

Welcome Week Photo Contest Finalists [VOTE]

We launched a photo contest at the beginning of the semester that challenged all our readers to send in a Welcome Week photo that said "I love being back at school". While we expected a few good ones, we were in no way prepared for the awesomeness onslaught we got when we started looking through your photos on our Facebook wall.

Sep 6, 2010

We’ve All Been There: Ready To Get Back to School

You’ve spent the last 3 nights enjoying the free booze freedom that Welcome Week allows, but as you wake up with the garbage can next to your bed – again – you realize it might be time to buckle down.

Aug 30, 2010

CollegeCandy’s Welcome Week Photo Contest

Sure summer was great, but we're secretly thrilled to be done with the sunburns, bikini body issues, and living at home. We're insanely excited to get this school year off to an awesome start -- and we know you are too.

The Five Lies Your Older Friends Told You About Freshman Year

So you’re going to college. You got your GPA up and your admissions essay down, you got in, and now you’re out! Happy times are here. Your final days are characterized by blasting Lil' Wayne with the sunroof open and going to lunch with the people with whom you’ve spent the last four, eight, or even 12 years of your life in school.

I Love Your Style: Daria Morgendorffer

Before school starts in a week and a half, I've decided to give myself some much needed chill time. A.K.A. sleeping until around 2 p.m., catching up on T.V. I didn't get a chance to watch over the summer and then showering after that stressful day before night time boozin. What can I say, it's a great Welcome Week and it's even better when I can revisit some of my favorite shows from my childhood.

One Month Challenge: Facebook Diet, Week 3

Week 3 has been extremely rough. I was preparing to move back into my apartment and start my senior year of college, avoiding the dreaded g-word that happens at the end of the best four years of a person's life.

Aug 21, 2010

Aug 14, 2010

Make the Most of BFF Time Before School Starts

t’s August, which means it’s almost that time of year: back to school. But unlike when we were younger and dreaded the first day, going back to college is exciting, enough to provoke countdowns on Facebook statuses (“Only 236 hours more days until I’m back at school!”), and overall giddiness. However, amidst all that excitement, there’s one gray cloud looming: you’ll be leaving your best friends from home behind.

Aug 6, 2010

Duke It Out: Should Colleges Curb Drinking?

From Stanford to Florida State there are certain traditions that hold true in college across the country - homecoming, welcome week craziness, wearing flip flops in the shower, and getting up close and personal with your toilet after way too many shots on Friday night. College drinking has been a hot button issue for a long time, and there's always been the question of who should step up and be responsible for it.

Aug 5, 2010

The Starting Line: Scouting For School Supplies

Dorm shopping is kinda like going on a safari. Not just because there are waaaay too many sheet sets out there with zebra print on them (you guys, zebra print can be totally cute, but no doubt it also is reminiscent of Austin Powers' sex pad which is kinda less than groovy), but also because it is so overwhelming and exhilarating you kinda don't know what to do with yourself.

Jul 26, 2010

College Q&A: Making Friends in a Single

Question: I'm leaving for college in like 4 weeks and I'm so excited. I am living in a single next year and I couldn’t be happier. I didn’t want to live with someone random and my friends aren't going to school with me so I went with a single instead. Now that school is getting closer I'm getting worried that might have been a bad idea. Without a roommate how will I meet people?

Jun 17, 2010

The Know: 10 Books You Need to Read Now

With summer here (or officially four days away) we've got lots and lots of free time on our hands. And by that I mean we're cooped up in our parents house and - god help us - we love our parents, we really, REALLY do, but after about 48 hours back from school we are already counting down until Welcome Week.

Aug 25, 2009

We’ve All Been There: Ready for Back-To-School

You’ve spent the last 3 nights enjoying the freedom that Welcome Week allows, but as you wake up with the garbage can next to your bed – again – you realize it might be time to buckle down. Classes are looming ever closer and not only can your body not handle another 12-hour hangover, you’ve got a lot of stuff to prepare before those 18 credits take over your life.

Aug 21, 2009

Weekly Wrap Up: Let’s Go Back To School!!

Well, its that time of year again. Time to say goodbye to friends, your tan, and most importantly, those flip flops, as summer is coming to a close. Not sure where it went? Either are we. But it's time to get back into the college groove nonetheless. And well, that’s exactly what this week prepared us (and got us totally excited) for.