Most of the universities have started back up again in this area.
This year, it’s my oldest child’s freshman year, and it’s been a challenge trying to get everything she needs to feel settled and comfortable in her new dorm room. The university emailed her a list of things that they recommend she bring, so we’ve been shopping non stop! I remember my days as a college student living in the dormitories and how uncomfortable it can be. The freshman almost always get stuck in the oldest buildings without AC or heat, and it can feel cold and concrete. My daughter’s list didn’t have a fan on it, but I knew better. I insisted that she purchase a tall floor fan and a small portable one that she could clip to the back of her bed. Our family is used to sleeping in cool temperatures, so I didn’t want her to be too hot and unrested. I also insisted that she purchase a bunch of extra blankets and a thick comforter for her bed. Cement walls and old windows can lead to a drafty and cold room. I wasn’t sure what the regulations were on space heaters, so the extra blankets would have to do. When we dropped her off however, I was shocked at how nice her dorm room was for a freshman! Not only was it brand new, but there was central heating and air! She had her own thermostat! Her freshman dorm room is nicer than her room back home! I can’t believe how far these dorm rooms have come these days.