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College Life Tips, Advice + Hacks

College Life

Must-Ask Questions to Pose to a Potential College Roommate

A roommate will share a living space with you for a while, so it’s important to choose the right one.
College Life

Creative Ways to Announce Where You'll be Going to School in the Fall [2022 Edition]

A Challenge, Mystery, or Cute Display -- We’ve Got All the Best Ideas
College Life

How to Celebrate College Decision Day 2022

College is a big deal and should be celebrated accordingly. Use these 7 ideas to help you plan how you want to commemorate your college decision!
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College Decision Day Captions for Instagram

Your decision day Instagram caption is a send off to your old life.
College Life

May Graduation: The Ultimate Guide

Your graduation is coming up! Make sure that you have everything you need to make it through it.
College Life

Campus Life Season 2 + Other Shows About College to Add to Your Watch List

Looking for your next favorite show to watch after you binge Campus Life? Here’s a list of 8 shows to check out!
College Life

Changing Your Major: How + When to Tell Your Parents

Sticking with a major is a serious choice that can be hard to make.
College Life

Things to Do After Graduation: How to Get Ready for Your Next Step

Not sure what to do after graduation? Need a little guidance? We’re here with advice on how to get ready for your next step in life.
College Life

Doing an Internship After Graduation? Here’s How to Thrive

An internship can be the first step towards beginning a new career.
College Life

Communal Bathrooms 101: Our Top Dos and Don'ts

If you’re going to be using a communal bathroom this year, make sure you’re in the know about the most important dos and don’ts!
College Life

Women's History Month: Where These 9 Influential Women Went to College

Women’s History Month is upon us. Check out these 9 influential women and where they went to college to remember that even the most famous women started somewhere!
College Life

Spring Break Ideas During Covid: How to Plan the Ultimate Staycation Before Heading Back to Class

Vacationing at home can be a really fun time if you know what to do.
College Life

Our 3 Favorite Spring Dorm Decor Trends to Refresh Your Room

Spring into a fresh new style for your dorm with these 3 dorm decor trends that are perfect for giving your room new life!
College Life

Spring Break Ideas During Covid: How to Plan the Ultimate Staycation Before Heading Back to Class

Vacationing at home can be a really fun time if you know what to do.
College Life

Midterm Mental Health: How to Take Care of Yourself During Exam Season

Midterms are a stressful time for students, but you can make this time a lot easier on yourself.
College Life

12 Things to Do With Old College Textbooks

Have a bunch of old textbooks laying around? Put them to use with these fun and creative ideas!
College Life

The Ultimate Checklist of Dorm Essentials For Girls

College may seem far off in the distance, but the reality is there’s only one year left. That means it’s time to start talking dorm rooms.
College Life

Best Girl’s Dorm Room Ideas We’ve Seen So Far For 2022

Cherry blossoms are gorgeous plants that perfectly encapsulate the spring season.
College Life

Cherry Blossom Inspired Dorm Decor for Spring

Cherry blossoms are gorgeous plants that perfectly encapsulate the spring season.
College Life

Tips For Getting Your Grades Up After Midterms

Looking for new habits and techniques to help you get your grades up? Keep reading for some tips on how to help your grades up after midterms are over!
College Life

7 Ways to Save On College Textbooks

College textbooks can be super expensive, but you don’t always have to pay full price.
College Life

Our Favorite Dorm Room Decor Inspiration for 2023

We’ve got all the inspo you need to create a beach, mountain, vintage, or music inspired dorm room of your dreams!
College Life

Trending: Earth Tones Dorm Decor

This warm trend is taking over dorm rooms across the country.
College Life

Your Winter Health Tips: Why It’s Important to Stay Healthy During the Winter Months

Make sure to stay happy and healthy throughout the winter months with these top tips
College Life

Achieve Your Health and Fitness Goals For 2022 to Get Into the Best Shape of Your Life

Are you looking to improve your health for the coming new year? Check out our favorite tips and tricks to achieve your health and fitness goals for 2022!
College Life

Top Tips + Tricks for Meeting Your Study Goals in the New Year

If you want to study more efficiently and effectively in the new year to meet your goals, follow our top tips and tricks!
College Life

Should You Move Out or Live at Home With Your Family After Graduation?

Don’t freak out, but graduation is only a month away for most of us. There’s so much to think about from making sure we’re still on track academically to starting to send out our first real resumes. But where we need to put our focus is on one major decision: where we’re going to live post graduation. We’ve broken down the pros and cons of moving out or moving home, as well as key points you should consider so that you can make your choice without all the drama or stress.
College Life

Make a Statement at Your Graduation Ceremony

Looking for ways to make a statement at graduation? Consider some of these ideas for decorating your cap!
College Life

What is the Infamous Turkey Dump, and How Do You Survive It?

Thanksgiving is a time full of breakups for high school sweethearts attending different colleges, but you can very much survive this moment.
College Life

Our Favorite Thanksgiving-Inspired (And Dorm Room Friendly) Recipes

Want to know what kinds of Thanksgiving-inspired recipes you can make right in your dorm room? Keep reading to find out our favorites!
College Life

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving on Campus So You Don’t Miss Out on the Festivities

Are you not going home for Thanksgiving this year? Here are ways to celebrate Thanksgiving while on your college campus today!
College Life

Easy A’s: Yes, You Can Get A’s in College Too!

Want to know how to get A’s in college? Follow these tips and tricks and you’ll be sure to score high marks in your classes!
College Life

How to Raise Your GPA in College

A high GPA is not everything, but it is majorly helpful.
College Life

Halloween in College 101: How to Dress Up For Spooky Season on a College Budget

Do you want to dress up for Halloween this year, but you’re in college and on a budget? Here are the best Halloween costumes on a college budget!
College Life

How to Network (While in College)

Networking is important for developing a career. You should start doing it while you’re still in college!
College Life

Get Ready For Spooky Season With the Top Halloween Makeup Ideas to Do in Your Dorm Room

Is Halloween your favorite holiday? Get ready for some of the best makeup designs to try out right in your dorm room to celebrate!
College Life

Midterm Tips for Freshman

When you’re new to college, certain experiences, like midterms, can seem daunting. But if you're properly prepared, you can go into your first midterm week with an open mind rather than with loads of stress!
College Life

How Can You Tell if a College Elective Will Be Easy?

Want to know how to tell if a college elective will be easy or not? Follow these tips!
College Life

Calling All Freshman in College: Here Are All the Tips and Trick to Survive Your First Year

As a newbie at a huge college campus, the whole experience can be intimidating. Here are all the tips you need in order to get the most out of your first year!
College Life

The Best College Dorm-Warming Gift Ideas for Your Favorite College Student’s New Place

Want to get something nice for a college student you know moving into a new place? Check out our top favorite college dorm-warming gift ideas!
College Life

College Tailgates: How to Host the Perfect Tailgate for Students to Remember Forever

Football tailgates, or any other reason you can find to tailgate for, is always a fun occasion. If you’re hosting one, make sure to check out our tips and tricks for how to do so!
College Life

It’s Here! The Much-Awaited Arrival of the OCM College Fan Shop

OCM’s College Fan Shop is here! Here’s everything you need to know about the latest addition to the OCM lineup
College Life

Dress Your Best For Your College Orientation With the These Top Outfit Ideas

Get ready to start a whole new chapter of your life and dress your best with these amazing college orientation outfit ideas!
College Life

Everything You Need to Know to Before Heading Into College Orientation

Love it or hate it, here’s how to get through it
College Life

Common College Freshman Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!)

Want to know what mistakes to avoid as a freshman? Follow these tips to keep things sailing along smoothly and don’t make these mistakes as a freshman in college!
College Life

Yoga Therapy: How to Use Yoga to Destress and Boost Your Focus

College is tough. Practicing yoga can help you stay calm and focused.
College Life

Top 9 Expert Tips for Balancing Online and In-Person Classes

Juggling online and in-person classes together? Here’s how you can keep your wits together this semester.
College Life

Excited for In-Person Classes? Here’s How to Stay Safe With Colleges Reopening

With the excitement of many students being excited to go back to college, here are some more ways on how to stay safe in in-person classes!
College Life

Feel the Burn With Our Advanced Dorm Yoga Routine

Fitting a full exercise routine into your busy schedule can be difficult. This fast — and challenging — routine will help you stay in tip-top shape.
College Life

A Guide to College-Level Notetaking with Laptops

What should you do when note-taking on your laptop? All the ways to properly approach this
College Life

At-home Workouts You Can Crush Anywhere You Go

Nothing can stop you from getting those post-workout endorphins, not even small and confined spaces on campus.
College Life

Tips, Tricks, and Things to Keep in Mind to Help You Make Friends in College During COVID

Here are some practical ways to connect with other college students, even if you are standing six feet apart.
College Life

The Benefits of Yoga for College Students

How college students can benefit from yoga and the products you need to enhance these benefits.
College Life

Covid-19 College Admissions: A Guide to Navigating Your Application Process

How has COVID-19 changed college applications? And what should you be doing to prepare?
College Life

Essential Cleaning Supplies Every New College Student Needs This Fall

Graduation is no small feat, and you should be able to celebrate! Here are some safe options for you.
College Life

7 Fun and Creative Ideas for a COVID-safe Graduation Party

Graduation is no small feat, and you should be able to celebrate! Here are some safe options for you.
College Life

How to Stop the Spread of Germs on Your College Campus

As this is important now more than ever, we’ve created a guide to keep you and your college community safe.
College Life

Rise and Shine: Here’s The Best Way To Build Your Morning Routine

Everyone loves to laze about in bed, but a scheduled morning routine can increase productivity and refresh you for the day
College Life

We’ve Got Your Nighttime Routine Covered: 8 Ways to De-Stress After a Long Day

Here are Ways to Unwind at Night and Ensure You Have Self Care in College
College Life

Our Top 7 Networking Tips for 2022

Here are Some of the Best Ways to Get Ahead and Make Connections for Your Future Career Goals
College Life

How to Kill it at Your Virtual Internship

You’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds with these plush, stylish socks and slippers.
College Life

Tips to Impress During Your Summer Internship

14 Ways to Make an Impact and Get Noticed By Your Supervisors and Coworkers
College Life

Ask the Ambassadors: Words of Wisdom From Current College Students

Headed to college for the first time this fall? Our panel of OCM Ambassadors has a few words of advice for incoming freshman.
College Life

Ask the Ambassadors: What’s College Actually Like in 2021

Face masks and Zoom class and social distancing, oh my! College in 2021 has looked a little different than usual -- here's what our OCM Ambassadors have to say about what college life is really like during Covid-19.
College Life

Ask the Ambassadors: How to Establish Your New Routine

Worried about adjusting to college life? Don't be! Our OCM Ambassadors have been there, and they have tips for establishing your college routine.
College Life

Moving Home for the Summer -- Here’s What You Need to Know

How to Adjust Back to Home Life and Living With Your Family Members
College Life

Ask the Ambassadors: Packing for College, Here’s What You Need to Know

College prep isn’t over on Decision Day. Our panel of OCM Ambassadors lets you know what is (and isn't!) worth packing for college.
College Life

Ask the Ambassadors: Dealing with Rejection

Rejection is just part of the college application process. Our OCM Ambassadors weigh in on how to deal with college rejection and find the best school for you.
College Life

Ask the Ambassadors: How to Find the Right College For You

Choosing a college is a big deal -- after all, it’s the place that you’ll call home for the next four years of your life. Read what our panel of OCM Ambassadors has to say about picking the right school on College Decision Day.
College Life

Countdown to College Decision Day: Meet the OCM Ambassadors Who Have Been There, Decided That

For most colleges and universities in the US, the deadline to make your decision and make that first deposit falls on May 1st. OCM knows how important this decision is, and we’re here to help!
College Life

Last Minute Things to Think About Before Making Your College Decision

Here Are the Things You Should be Thinking About to Find the Right Fit For You
College Life

Things to do Before Graduation -- The College Graduation Bucket List

Before You Set Out on Your Next Adventure, Take in All Your Campus Has to Offer
College Life

How to Make Friends in College When Your Classes are Online

Tips for Putting Yourself Out There -- But Make it Virtual
College Life

The Definitive Guide on How to Make Friends in College

Friends Are What Make Your College Experience -- Here’s How to Build Friends From Day One
College Life

Your Complete Summer Before College Bucket List: 2022 Edition

Everything You’ll Want to Accomplish Before You Head Off to College
College Life

Class of 2021: Graduation Giveaway

What better way to show off your new diploma than with a Frame and Custom Decorated Graduation cap?
College Life

Ask the Interns

Get to know Simon & Sophie, two of OCM's Marketing & Merchandising interns from Drexel University
College Life

A Quick Guide To Dog Breeding For Beginners

Everything You Need To Know About Breeding Dogs For The First Time
College Life

How to Get Involved on Campus During a Pandemic

Joining clubs and activities looks a little different with covid-19 precautions in place. Here's how to get involved on campus and connect with other students during the current pandemic
College Life

Women's History Month: Meet The OCM Female Leadership Team

In Honor of Women’s History Month, we’d like to introduce you to some of the amazing female leadership here at OCM!
College Life

Best Covid Vacations for College Students: The Ultimate Guide

It is not easy to travel right now, but there are some places a student can still enjoy visiting in this tough time.
College Life

Notable Black History Month Figures and the Colleges They Attended

Providing Recognition for Black Individuals Who Impacted History in All Aspects of Society
College Life

Top 7 Dorm Room Hacks For College Students

There is nothing worse than a disorganized table (ok, maybe an unfurnished bed). You do not need any special organizers to organize the table and drawers, but you can use the stuff you already have at home. 
College Life

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep and Make Part of Your Daily Routine

Your Achievement Should Still be Celebrated Even After Graduation Day
College Life

How to Travel Home Safely for Thanksgiving

Things to Think About When You Are Traveling During the Coronavirus Pandemic
College Life

Your Guide to Voting Perks + Election Day Freebies (for College Students)

Because doing your civic duty deserves to be rewarded.

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