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Balancing School and Summer: How to Make It Work

 May 15, 2022  |  

Balancing School and Summer: How to Make It Work

When you were an elementary school student, summertime was an extended break to relax, unwind, enjoy beautiful weather, and spend time with friends and family. But when you moved to college, summers probably became a little different. These four years often come with more responsibilities, and it can be harder to capture that original summer fun. 

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Capsule Wardrobe 101: Get More Outfits with Fewer Clothes

 March 30, 2022  |  

Capsule Wardrobe 101: Get More Outfits with Fewer Clothes

Despite having a closet full of clothes, do you struggle to choose your outfit in the morning?

If so, you’re not alone—the struggle is real. Who has time to pick an outfit when you’re working against making it to class on time or studying for exams? And for the student on a budget, it’s not always easy to purchase a new outfit. There are many ways to combat a closet conundrum, but we recommend starting by investing in a minimalist capsule wardrobe.

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How to Plan Road Trips on a Budget: 

 September 20, 2021  |  

How to Plan Road Trips on a Budget: 

Perfect for Fall Break or Long Weekends!

The leaves are changing, and the weather is getting cooler. The good news for college students? Fall break is just around the corner.  

From October 9 to 12, Clemson students are free to explore the upstate — the perfect opportunity for a classic college road trip. However, road trips aren’t always as simple as they seem. Between travel, meals and fun, it can turn into a pricey excursion. The good news? There are plenty of ways to plan road trips on a budget. From afternoon escapes and day trips to a full-on weekend in another city, we’ve got your fall break road trips covered, complete with money-saving tips. 

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Your Ultimate Guide to Football Season: 7 Clemson Gameday Tips 🏈

 September 10, 2021  |  

Your Ultimate Guide to Football Season: 7 Clemson Gameday Tips 🏈

Get excited: college football season is just around the corner! If you’ve ever been to a college football game, you know the excitement surrounding the event. In the south, and at Clemson in particular, gameday is all about the events before, during and after the game. You might be a seasoned pro (maybe an alumni or upperclassman) or a newbie (welcome freshmen!!) — either way, here are seven Clemson gameday tips to help guide you through this football season.

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Living With a Roommate in College: Surviving the First Three Months

 August 3, 2021  |  

Living With a Roommate in College: Surviving the First Three Months

You’re heading off to college—how exciting! Or perhaps you’re transitioning from the dorms to your first apartment. 
In a year full of changes and new experiences, one will stand out from the rest—living with a roommate.

While we all start with the very best intentions, things can get a little rocky as you both adjust to the late nights at the library (or parties). According to research from Boise State University, 25 percent of students surveyed reported having problems with their roommate.

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10 College Move-In Tips: Make Moving into Your Dorm or Apartment a Breeze

 July 6, 2021  |  

10 College Move-In Tips: Make Moving into Your Dorm or Apartment a Breeze

It’s time to prep for your college move in! 🎉 Whether you’re moving into a dorm or shared apartment, there’s lots to do to get ready for the big day. The good news is that with a little planning and organization, the process doesn’t have to be stressful! We’ve polled our EPOCH Tribe and residents and shared the best tips to make your college move-in simple and fun.

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Making the Most of Your Summer: 5 Things to do in Clemson, SC

 May 29, 2021  |  

Making the Most of Your Summer: 5 Things to do in Clemson, SC

Due to continued COVID-19 safety precautions, Clemson University isn’t hosting its traditional summer orientation for new incoming students. (Instead, there will be virtual events this summer, and orientation will be combined with move-in week in August). However, future students and their families are still more than welcome to visit and explore Clemson, SC, this summer.

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How to Afford an Apartment: Budgeting and Making it Work

 March 20, 2021  |  

How to Afford an Apartment: Budgeting and Making it Work

Moving into a new apartment as a college student is an exciting time. Maybe it’s the new space, having your very own rooms to decorate or the feeling of freedom—whatever you’re most stoked about, it just feels good to make the move. However, the road to finalizing a lease agreement and understanding how to afford an apartment can be tricky, especially for first-timers. You’ll need to do some preparation to ensure you’re ready to take on a larger financial commitment. There are several factors to consider beyond just the rent.

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