Dear Tiff and Earl,
I’ve barely been on campus a week and I’m already feeling homesick. How can I make PC feel like home?
Flown the Coop
Hi Flown the Coop,
Moving into college is a big transition, but there are a few things you can do to make campus feel more like home. Ask your parents to send you some things from your room that bring you comfort like a blanket or a stuffed animal. Or your parents can just move in with you, but don’t check with your roommate first because it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission. If you’re worried about missing your mom’s cooking, just offer to have her take over the entire campus dining system so wherever you are you will always have a taste of home. Your mom loves you, so I’m sure she won’t mind.
The best way to feel at home is to find people who annoy you just like you’re at home! First off, create tension with your RA by making lots of noise near their room during quiet hours and breaking parietals. That way, they’ll start fussing at you just like your parents. Then join 7 clubs that you have no interest in so you can feel helplessly busy all the time, just like in high school!