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TOP 20 MISTAKES students in Residence Life spaces make when they come to college.
This fall will mark the 15th move-in day I have experienced as an admin assistant for a maintenance department in a four year university. Every year new students come to campus, and every year they do the same not so clever things their predecessors did. I’m here to share my knowledge and give you a primer on how to avoid the worst maintenance issues. (This is my personal opinion and does not officially represent any university.)
MISTAKES COLLEGE STUDENTS MAKE:
- Not buying renter’s insurance.
Water pipes explode. Dumb neighbors start fires. Roommates leave doors unlocked and stuff gets stolen. Life happens, and renters insurance covers your losses. The university doesn’t.
- Not identifying the campus emergency numbers before they’re needed.
Friends, take a moment to identify the on-campus numbers you will call in an emergency. What are these departments’ hours (and after-hours procedures?) Which campus department do I call for different needs? (For example, security for emergencies, telecom for internet, maintenance for a clogged toilet!) Put the numbers in your cell phone. Use the first name field for the department, and the last name field for the university name. Now all your campus numbers are under your university’s name in your phone and there’s no panicked search for them when the toilet is overflowing.