Campus Housing

Articles, questions and answers about campus housing, everything from tips for living with roommates, picking your housing (on-campus versus off-campus living) to staying safe and managing your living expenses.

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  • What's the Difference Between Community College and University?

    Are you transferring from community college to a four-year university? Ease the transition with these tips from a Noodle expert, who relays her personal experience. Part Two discusses differences you may encounter as you adjust to university life.

  • Find Colleges With Gender-Neutral/LGBT Housing Options

    There are all kinds of students, and universities offer all kinds of housing options. Find out the gender-neutral and LGBT-friendly housing options available at some of the nation’s top colleges.

  • Your Guide to College Dorm Rules

    Wondering what you’re allowed to bring or do now that you are sharing a common space with other students? Here’s a basic guide to dorm rules.

  • 5 Constructive Ways to Deal With Bad Roommates

    Sharing a room with someone else can feel like a sleep-over from hell. Find out what you can do to resolve conflicts in a positive way.

  • 8 Tips for Being a Good Roommate

    It may be your first time living with someone who isn’t a family member, so follow these tips to keeps things courteous, comfortable, and considerate.

  • 8 Ways to Make Your Small Dorm Seem Big

    Your dorm room may be smaller than you expected, but that’s OK. With these tips you’ll have the place feeling like a mansion.

  • 7 of America's Coolest College Dorms

    If you're looking for a college with beautifully-built dorms, look no further. Here's our top seven list.

  • 5 Dorm Room Products You Need to Have

    While exciting, moving into a college dorm room for the first time can be a little overwhelming. Between school-issued packing lists, recommendations from friends and the jam-packed college dorm sections in retail stores, it’s hard to know which items will be true college essentials.

  • 5 Tips for Moving Into Your New Dorm

    When you're moving into a college dorm for the first time, feeling anxious about the college experience and who you'll be living with can only magnify the stress typically associated with relocating. Thankfully, there are a few steps you can take to make sure that your move goes as easily and as quickly as possible.

  • 7 Dorms That Help You Learn a Language

    Do you want to immerse yourself in your language of choice without having to travel halfway across the world? There are plenty of universities that offer students on-campus Living-Learning Communities that allow students to cohabititate with native speakers of the language they study. Take a trip across the globe, just by taking a trip across campus!

  • Your Freshman Dorm Room Survival Guide

    Are you dreading moving into the dorms? Are you unsure of what to expect and how to make the most of the dorm life experience? Here are some tips for you.

  • What You Need to Know Before Moving Into Your First Dorm

    It’s almost move in day! You’re moving into a dorm for the first time, and possibly moving away from home for the first time. It’s exciting…and let’s be honest, it’s a little terrifying too. Here are some things you should know before move in day in order to be prepared to make the most of it.

  • 7 College Campuses You’ve Seen (Over and Over Again) in Movies

    The rustic and traditional architecture of these prestigious campuses create prime movie scenes for those Blockbuster hits.

  • 10 Weirdest and Coolest College Buildings From Around the World

    Trying to keep up with the Joneses is a big part of being a college. That frequently means trying to out-cool and out-weird other schools when it comes to major construction projects. We've tracked down ten of the strangest college buildings across the globe

  • Prep Your Dorm Room For Ideal Studying

    Your dorm room has to serve multiple functions as a bedroom, lounge, and study zone. You won’t have much space for all those roles! While you’ll have a bed and some basic furniture, equipping and setting up your dorm room for ideal studying is a critical task and we'll tell you how with our friends at DormCo