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Do’s and don’ts of living in a college dorm

March 7th, 2014 | Shannyn Wong

So now that you have been accepted, you’re probably wondering what exactly you need for dorm living. Here are a few do’s and don’ts that will help you fit right in at Evangel!

contact your new roommate before you go out and buy all the appliances and decorations for your room. This will allow you to decide who is bringing what and what you really want in your room. The worst thing is to show up on move-in day and you and your roommate have double of everything. Split the list in half and split the cost!


bring toasters, toaster ovens and anything with an open flame. Each residence hall has a microwave and toaster in the lobby for the residents to use.

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remember that you are living on a floor with about 30 other people. If you are kind and respectful to those around you, then living in a dorm should be no problem — and actually a whole lot of fun!

bring things to school that will make it feel like home. Familiar items will help ease the transition and  make your room feel more like you. So load up some family photos, the bedspread from your room, your favorite video games, or whatever is meaningful to you.


don’t be afraid of asking questions before you move in and as you move in. Your admissions counselor, resident assistant (RA), and the rest of Evangel’s staff are here to help make this transition as smooth as possible for you.

Want more? These are just a few things to help you get adjusted to living here at Evangel. To find out more check out our Residence Life page.

Shannyn Wong

Advertising and Public Relations Major | Class of 2014

Shannyn is an Advertising/Public Relations major from Loveland, Colorado. She is an RA in Lewis Hall. She encourages prospective students to seek God’s will for college.

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