Starting college is one of the most exciting times of your life. Between new friends, a new campus, and adjusting to your new social life, there’s plenty of things to sink your teeth into. However, you might be nervous and ready for a few tips for freshmen year.
Clemson has one of the most unique campuses in South Carolina. With mountains, the lakes, and down-home southern culture right on your doorstep, it’s full of new experiences.
So, where should you get started? From hiking trips and hangouts to Zoom office hours and part-time jobs, we’ve got you covered when it comes to TigerTown. Take a look at our best tips for freshmen below.… Continue reading
Now that the gorgeous summer weather is here, no one wants to be inside—even when it comes to exercising. Plus, with varying stay-at-home orders, social distancing, and new hours/temporary closures for gyms, you might be burnt out on indoor fitness. We’ve gathered five summer workouts that let you get your sweat on outside—and add a little variety to your fitness routine!… Continue reading
While this summer might look different than years past due to the global pandemic still in effect, many things haven’t changed. You can still lounge in a hammock, by a pool, or on a beach (safely, of course), and devour a good book. Whether you’re looking for a beach read or an inspiring biography—we’ve got you covered. We put together the essential summer reading list with six books for college students, organized by genre.… Continue reading
Here at EPOCH, we aim to help others on a daily basis. While we’re currently experiencing trying times, we believe it’s even more imperative to support our residents, neighbors, and friends. Here are just a few ideas for safely spreading joy in your community while maintaining safe practices and social distancing.… Continue reading
Clean eating is a healthy living method that encourages you to eat more whole, nutritious food instead of processed options. Different from a specific diet, clean eating is more of a lifestyle change to create balanced and healthy routines. To embrace healthier habits at college, try these eight clean eating tips.… Continue reading
Accumulating possessions is a part of life, but you might be asking yourself, how much stuff is too much? A smaller living space in college (such as a dorm room or apartment) can leave you feeling crowded and overwhelmed with all of your possessions. It’s not an ideal feeling to have when you’re trying to focus on excelling in school and preparing for the real world. If you find yourself feeling this way, it might be time to embrace the trend of minimalism.… Continue reading
If you’re an EPOCH resident who has signed a lease, but taking a semester abroad or taking time off, you might be worried about what to do. While you want to keep your amazing room, apartment and roommate setup, you don’t want to be on the hook for covering your portion of the monthly rent. Don’t stress! This is a common occurrence with university communities. We call it a lease takeover (LTO), where you find another student to sublet your room for a designated period, typically a semester.
To navigate your lease take over, use these tips and resources.… Continue reading
You might notice as soon as the holiday season ends, all advertisements, marketing, and retail stores start promoting another winter holiday—Valentine’s Day. This loved-fueled celebration is right around the corner, and contrary to popular opinion, it can be a fun day for everyone.… Continue reading
If you are a human being who functions in the world, then you are familiar with New Year’s resolutions and, most likely, have written some for yourself at one point. But chances are, you’re also no stranger to how difficult it can be to maintain those resolutions past January 31—and you are not alone. An estimated 80 percent of Americans are not optimistic about sticking to their resolutions, and another 42 percent think it’s a “pointless” ritual to begin with, based on a survey from YouGov.… Continue reading
As the holidays approach, you may consider having one last party before everyone heads in separate directions for winter break. Timing a party around the holidays and finals can be tricky, but it can also be one of the best stress-relieving ways to wind down and celebrate a successful semester. Use these simple college holiday party ideas to plan your gathering.… Continue reading