10 SUNY Cortland Library Resources You Need

SUNY Cortland really encourages their undergraduate and graduate students to do research. With that being said they have multiple resources for students to use whether it is for research or just for a simple assignment.

1. Catalog

Catalog allows students to get more information on books, magazines, journals, etc. This way a student isn’t spending hours and hours finding things at the library.

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2. Aleph

Library Management System. It is used by library staff as a budgetary system for collection building, as well as cataloging collections, and circulation of materials.

library management system

3. Blackboard

SUNY Cortland uses Blackboard Learn 9.1. eLearning can range from a course being offered completely online to having supplemental class materials posted in an online version.

 blackboard

4. Computer Labs

Fully equipped computer labs on the first and second floors of the library. The PC Lab, MAC Lab, and the IRA are scheduled for classes; the schedules are posted daily. When they are not schedule, students are welcome to use them.

 computer labs

5. Interlibrary Loan

If the library doesn’t have what you need, it is likely that the item can be borrowed from another library. This free service available to students allows us to have books, articles, and other items sent from libraries across the country.

 interlibrary loan

6. Writing Center

Helps you with writing assignments and answers your questions about writing.

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7. Databases

You can find a wealth of information, from articles to reference books, online in the database listing on the library tab in MyRedDragon.

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8. Reserves

Teachers and faculty may place copies of the assigned readings and projects on reserve and make them available through the library. These reserved items can be online or in hard copy.

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9.  Teaching Materials Center (TMC)

The Teaching Materials Center is a place rich with the children’s books, activities and curriculum materials our P-12 pre-service teachers might encounter in the classroom. These items are aimed at reaching students with a variety of learning styles.

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10. Study Space

The library has plenty of space for students to study alone or in groups. The first two floors are for group study, with the two floors above for those who prefer quiet.

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Top 5 Libraries at SUNY Cortland

1. Memorial Library

This library is located on campus. Students can spend as much time as needed here. It is a good change compared to just studying and working in the dorms.

library suny cortland

2. Cortland Free Library

The Cortland Free Library, a member of the Finger Lakes Library System, comprised of children’s books, adult fiction and non-fiction books and other sources. Since this is a library for all it is located off campus but students are welcome to use this as a source as well.

cortland library

3. Southworth Library

Further of a hike from campus is Southworth Library. The Southworth Library provides materials, services and programming to meet the diverse educational, recreational and cultural needs of the greater Dryden, NY  area.

southworth library

4. Phillips Free Library

Philips is a library located off campus, but very close to it. Anyone can obtain a Library Card at Phillips Free Library. They also have different techonolgies that people can use.

 phillips free library

5. Cortland County Law Library

This is more for Law students but could be beneficial for certain classes that students might have. The library’s print collection consists of basic New York and Federal statutory and case law as well as general practice treatises. Online legal research programs, LexisNexis and Westlaw, are available on the library’s public access computers.

Cortland County Law Library

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Top 10 Dorms at SUNY Cortland

From apartment style to normal dorm styles SUNY Cortland has different options to fit their students. SUNY Cortland has different styles that allows everyone to make sure they have the best living experience. Here are some of the top 10:

1. Cheney Hall

This is the frontal view of Cheney Hall.

Address: 25 Graham Ave, Cortland, NY 13045

This hall consists primarily of double rooms and has 4 floors where students live.  There are also deluxe rooms, consisting of two rooms and a shared lounge space.

2. Dragon Hall

Dragon Hall is one of the newest buildings.

Address: 28 Broadway Ave, Cortland, NY 13045

This hall was built in 2013. It is five-story residence hall, it houses first year, transfer and upper-class students. Each floor has quad-doubles, designed triples, designed doubles, and singles.

3. Fitzgerald Hall

Fitzgerald Hall has a bunch of room for you to sit and relax out front of it.

Address: 16 Neubig Rd, Cortland, NY 13045

This residence hall is a mixed hall that houses both upper-class students and new students. It has double rooms which are typical for residence halls.

4. Glass Tower Hall

Glass Tower Hall is the second newest building.

Address: 17 Neubig Rd, Cortland, NY 13045

Glass Tower Hall contains four floors featuring quad-doubles meaning double rooms with a shared bathroom and a vestibule. This call is a living option for freshmen, upperclassmen, and transfer students.

5. Hendrick Hall

This is the frontal view of Hendrick Hall.

Address:  27 Water St, Cortland, NY 13045

Hendrick Hall is a corridor-style building with double rooms. It houses both upper-class students and new students.   This is one of the older buildings and one of the 6 low rise residence halls.

6. Randall Hall

Randall has a vollyball court to be used wen you need a break.

Address: 20 Neubig Rd, Cortland, NY 13045

Randall Hall is a three-story corridor-style building with double rooms. The building re-opened in Fall 2010 after the latest renovation project. Typically freshmen live in this residence hall.

7. Shea Hall

Similar to Fiztgerald, there  is room on the lawn to sit and relax.

Address: 21 Water St, Cortland, NY 13045

Shea Hall is a three-story, corridor-style building. It houses both upper-class students and new students.  Shea hall has double rooms in it so, it is similar to many of the other dorms.

8. Higgins Hall

New and improved, Higgins has a bunch of new stuff.

Address: 23 Water St, Cortland, NY 13045

After going through a renovation in 2001, Higgins Hall now offers suites and double rooms off of a corridor on each floor. These changes involved the addition of several designed single rooms and a fully equipped kitchen on each floor.

Smith Towers

Smith has a large open area to study outside.

Address: 23 Water St, Cortland, NY 13045

Four-person suites have two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a lounge. Six-person suites have three bedrooms and a larger bathroom and lounge. Suites in these building are open to upper-class and new students.

West Campus Apartments

The welcome sign to more freedom!

Address: 1 W Campus Cir, Cortland, NY 13045

15-building complex located one mile from campus. Each building houses four separate apartments with four single bedrooms, at least one full bathroom (accessible apartments have one large bathroom), full kitchen and living/dining room. The apartments come fully furnished.

Here’s What to Bring To Suny!

1. Room Basics

Typical College Room

– Pillow (1-2)
– Blanket for XL Twin
– Comforter for XL Twin
– Sheets for XL Twin Bed (36” x 80”)
– Mattress Pad for XL Twin
– Towels—probably bring a couple
– A little something to make you feel at home
– Shower shoes (recommended)

2. Food and Snacks

Using something like this as storage for all your snacks

– Instant noodles/ramen
– Cereal
– Chips
– Cookies
– If any  specific foods/ snacks you eat due to dietary restrictions
– (NOT FOOD) Bring Medication needed
– Some residence halls have a community kitchen
– Bring some things you might want to cook

3. Technology and Entertainment

Some classes might require a lot of usage of your laptop! Make sure you don't forget it!

– Laptop
– Boardgames
– Playing cards
– Movies
– Video/ Digital Games
– Flashdrive
– Printer (talk to roommate about it)
– Electronics Charger

4. School Supplies

Some school supplies might seeunnecessaryy but you never know when you might need it.

– Pens
– Pencils
– Binders
– Folders
– AGENDA/ PLANNER
– Notecards
– Sticky Notes
– Notebooks/Paper
– Bookbag

5. Cleaning and Organizing

A few things to keep your rooms nice and clean

– Laundry Detergent
– Bathroom Cleaner
– Clorox Wipes (any disinfecting wipes)
– Hand sanitizer
– Handsoap (avoid the flu!)
– Underbed storage (for extra clothes or supplies)
– Paper Towels
-Bathroom cleaning supplies & bathroom rugs

6. Campus Gears (GO RED DRAGONS!)

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– T-Shirts to support school
– Hoodies (LOTS!! It’s going to get chilly)
– Jerseys
– Jackets
– Posters/Banners

7. Items you should ask first before bringing

You might be able to have a pet fish in some dorms! Just make sure you ask!

– Pets (of any sorts)
Suny does allow certain fish.. just make sure to do your research
– Microwave
– Refrigerator
– Printer
– Candles
– Plants
– Heated Blankets
– Command strips or push pins for decorations

Packing for college? Read on here on how to start packing and shop judiciously: Shopping & Packing List for College Dorm here.

You can also download the list below:

Top 10 Residence Halls at University of North Dakota

UND has different buildings for you to spend your years at. Living on campus can be exciting and allows you to be more involved and up to date on what is happening on campus. Here are some of UND options for residence halls:

1. Bek Hall

UND Bek Hall

Address: Bek Hall, Grand Forks, ND 58202

Bek Hall is located at the heart of campus. Rooms are carpeted with two beds, built-in closets, and movable desks. Bek also features a patio on the quad.

2. Fulton Hall

UND Fulton Hall

Address: Fulton Hall, Grand Forks, ND, 58202

In the heart of campus, Fulton is part of the Johnstone/Fulton/Smith complex.  The halls sit along the English Coulee and feature a green space at their center. Fulton Hall has double rooms with private bathrooms in community clusters. Rooms also depend on which floor you’re on.

3. Brannon Hall

brannon hall

Address:  Brannon Hall, Grand Forks, ND, 58202

Located on the West side of the UND campus.  Brannon is also home to three Living and Learning Communities. Brannon also features rooms that are accessible to students with a disability. Rooms are designed in suite style with two rooms sharing a bathroom and shower.

4. Selke Hall

UND Selke Hall

Address:  Selke Hall, Grand Forks, ND, 58202

Selke Hall has double rooms in two wings on five floors. Rooms are suite-style and feature air conditioning. Bathrooms are in the suites 2 rooms share 2 sinks, toilet and shower/tub. Selke Hall is home to the Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences, and Social Justice Living Learning Communities.

5. Squires Hall

UND Squires Hall

Address: Squires Hall, Grand Forks, ND, 58202

Squires Hall has been a predominant residence hall for many UND students over the years. It is designed for 248 beds over four floors.  Double rooms with suite bathrooms (2 rooms share 2 sinks, toilet, and shower).

6. Walsh Hall

UND Walsh Hall

Address: Walsh Hall, Grand Forks, ND, 58202

Walsh is located at the heart of the campus. Designed for 379 beds, Walsh features double rooms with suite bathrooms. (2 rooms share 2 sinks, toilet and shower).

7. West Hall

UND West Hall

Address: West Hall, Grand Forks, ND, 58202

Located on the West side of campus. It has five floors and two wings per floor with rooms centered on a common lounge and study space. This hall features double rooms with suite bathrooms. * CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR 2018-2020*

8. University Place

"UND

Address: 3601 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58202

University Place is student housing that offers upper-class residents more independence in a furnished apartment style building. Contracts are either a 9-month academic year contract or a 12-month full term contract.

9. Hancock Hall

Hancock Hall

Address: Hancock Hall, Grand Forks, ND, 58202

Hancock Hall is only available to graduate students or undergrad students age 21 and above. Single and double rooms are available in a community cluster setting.

10. Swanson Hall

Swanson Hall

Address: Swanson Hall, Grand Forks, ND, 58202

Located on the East side of campus, Swanson Hall is a place for returning or transfer students. Swanson Hall is not too far from the Memorial Union, parking ramp and campus buildings. Double rooms with in-room, private baths.

Here’s What to Bring To UND!

1. Room Basics

Typical College Room

– Pillow (1-2)
– Blanket for XL Twin
– Comforter for XL Twin
– Sheets for XL Twin Bed (36” x 80”)
– Mattress Pad for XL Twin
– Towels—probably bring a couple
– A little something to make you feel at home
– Shower shoes (recommended)

2. Food and Snacks

Using something like this as storage for all your snacks

– Instant noodles/ramen
– Cereal
– Chips
– Cookies
– If any  specific foods/ snacks you eat due to dietary restrictions
– (NOT FOOD) Bring Medication needed
– Some residence halls have a community kitchen
– Bring some things you might want to cook

3. Technology and Entertainment

Some classes might require a lot of usage of your laptop! Make sure you don't forget it!

– Laptop
– Boardgames
– Playing cards
– Movies
– Video/ Digital Games
– Flashdrive
– Printer (talk to roommate about it)
– Electronics Charger

4. School Supplies

Some school supplies might seeunnecessaryy but you never know when you might need it.

– Pens
– Pencils
– Binders
– Folders
– AGENDA/ PLANNER
– Notecards
– Sticky Notes
– Notebooks/Paper
– Bookbag

5. Cleaning and Organizing

A few things to keep your rooms nice and clean

– Laundry Detergent
– Bathroom Cleaner
– Clorox Wipes (any disinfecting wipes)
– Hand sanitizer
– Handsoap (avoid the flu!)
– Underbed storage (for extra clothes or supplies)
– Paper Towels
-Bathroom cleaning supplies & bathroom rugs

6. Campus Gears (GO FIGHTING HAWKS!)

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– T-Shirts to support school
– Hoodies (LOTS!! It’s going to get chilly)
– Jerseys
– Jackets
– Posters/Banners

7. Items you should ask first before bringing

You might be able to have a pet fish in some dorms! Just make sure you ask!

– Pets (of any sorts)
UND ALLOWS fish but you have to get official permission)
– Microwave
– Refrigerator
– Printer
– Candles
– Plants
– Heated Blankets
– Command strips or push pins for decorations

Top 7 Residences at Eastern Michigan University

Living at Eastern Michigan University is required for all freshmen students. There are also specific buildings you will live in if you’re upperclassmen. All residence halls are conveniently located near academic buildings and dining venues.

1. Phleps Hall

An evening photo of the outside of Phelps Hall.

Address: Phelps Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Some floors co-ed by suite, others single gender. There are 2 students in one room. The bathroom is shared with the neighboring room.

2. Putnam Hall

Putnam Hall

Address: Putnam Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Since it is in the same complex as Phleps Hall, everything is the same. 2 students per room and a shared bathroom with the neighboring room.

3. Walton Hall

Walton Hall

Address: Walton Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Still located in the same complex as Phelps and Putnam. Students share a room with 3 other people. 2 in each room and one bathroom which is shared between all 4.

4. Wise Hall

Wise Hall

Address: Wise Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

This is a single gender by floor containing 2 students per one room. Community bathrooms on each floor. The most typical college dorm possible. Wise is open to both new and returning students.

5. Downing Hall

downing hall eastern michigan university

Address: DOWNING HALL, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Some floors single gender, other floors co-ed by every other suite. 2 students in one room with a shared bathroom with neighboring room.

6. Best Hall

best hall eastern michigan university

Address: Best Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Adjacent to the Commons dining center, this community is one of the two Honors halls. Some floors single gender, other floors coed by every other suite. 2 students in one room with shared bathroom with neighboring room.

7. Hoyt Hall

Hoyt Hall

Address: Hoyt Hall,, Oakwood St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Hoyt and Pittman are known as “The Towers” and are located near the CrossRoad MarketPlace and near the Student Center. Single rooms are available for upperclassmen; double rooms for freshmen and upper-class students.

Here’s Your Move-in day Packing List for EMU!

1. Room Basics

Typical College Room

  • Pillow (1-2)
  • Blanket for XL Twin
  • Comforter for XL Twin
  • Sheets for XL Twin Bed (36” x 80”)
  • Mattress Pad for XL Twin
  • Towels—probably bring a couple
  • A little something to make you feel at home
  • Shower shoes (recommended)

2. Food and Snacks

Using something like this as storage for all your snacks

  • Instant noodles/ramen
  • Cereal
  • Chips
  • Cookies
  • If any  specific foods/ snacks you eat due to dietary restrictions
  • (NOT FOOD) Bring Medication needed
  • Some residence halls have a community kitchen
    • Bring some things you might want to cook

3. Technology and Entertainment

Some classes might require a lot of usage of your laptop! Make sure you don't forget it!

  • Laptop
  • Boardgames
  • Playing cards
  • Movies
  • Video/ Digital Games
  • Flashdrive
  • Printer (talk to roommate about it)
  • Electronics Charger

4. School Supplies

Some school supplies might seeunnecessaryy but you never know when you might need it.

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Binders
  • Folders
  • AGENDA/ PLANNER
  • Notecards
  • Sticky Notes
  • Notebooks/Paper
  • Bookbag

5. Cleaning and Organizing

A few things to keep your rooms nice and clean

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Bathroom Cleaner
  • Clorox Wipes (any disinfecting wipes)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Handsoap (avoid the flu!)
  • Underbed storage (for extra clothes or supplies)
  • Paper Towels
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies & bathroom rugs (unless you live in Wise Hall)

6. Campus Gears (GO EAGLES)

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  • T-Shirts to support school
  • Hoodies (LOTS!! It’s going to get chilly)
  • Jerseys
  • Jackets
  • Posters/Banners

7. Items you should ask first before bringing

You might be able to have a pet fish in some dorms! Just make sure you ask!

  • Pets (of any sorts) (EMU does allow non-flesh eating fish… just double check)
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Printer
  • Candles
  • Plants
  • Heated Blankets
  • Command strips or push pins for decorations

Top 10 Residence Halls at UNCO

At the University of Northern Colorado (UNCO), there are different places to live and enjoy your college experience. There are multiple residence halls (from suite style to traditional style rooms) to live at located in different locations of the campus. Residence hall contracts are for an academic year.

1. Harrison Hall

Harrison Hall

Address: 1400 23rd St, Greeley, CO 80631

This residence hall is closest to the Campus Recreation Center and Michener Library and is a short walk from Holmes Dining Hall and west campus academic buildings.

2. Lawrenson Hall

Lawrenson Hall

Address:  11th Ave, Greeley, CO 80639

Lawrenson Hall is a  17-story building with standard 4-person suites and 2-person studio apartment. Each floor contains a study lounge that allows students to use.  This is also located on West Campus of UNC.

3. North Hall

North Hall

Address: 2253 11th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631-6903

North Hall was built in 2009 and replaced McCowen Hall. This building is located on West Campus of UNC. It has different styles of suites, such as 4 people with 2 beds in each room with a living area. There is also a shared bedroom and 2 singles with a living area.

4. South Hall

South Hall

Address: 2323 11th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631-6947

Similarly to North Hall, South has the same style of suites for student living. It is just located further south on West Campus.

5. Turner Hall

Turner Hall

Address: 2310 13th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631-6948

The last one located on West Campus, Turner Hall is a 13-story resident hall which is home to 330 students.  This building features single bedrooms within 2-, 3-, or 5-people suites. So if you want a little more privacy Turner might be your best choice.

6. Bond Hall

Bond Hall

Address: 809 19th St, Greeley, CO 80631-5570

Bond is located in Center Campus, along with Brown, Dickenson, Lujan. This has singles and double bedrooms. This is closer to certain things on campus and might be better if you want to enjoy the center of the university.

7. Brown Hall

Address: 901 19th Street, Greeley, CO 80631-5570

Brown Hall was built in 1930 and is home to 34 students. Brown Hall is part of Presidents Row community on Central Campus.
8. Snyder Hall
Snyder Hall
Address: 1910 10th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631-5522
Snyder Hall was built in 1936. In 1999, the building was renovated and has rooms that are specially designed for ADA accessibility. Snyder Hall has 3 floors in which they house around 108 students.

9. Hansen-Willis

Hansen-Willis

Address: 1929 10th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631-5522

Hansen-Willis was built in 1999 and houses about 108 students on co-ed floors. Hansen-Willis is the front desk for Central Coalition, a group of residence halls on Central Campus.

10. Gordon Hall

Gordon Hall

Address: 1904 10th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631-5522

Gordon Hall was built in 1921 along with Belford and Decker Halls. Gordon Hall houses 28 students in two-person rooms with bathrooms and showers on each floor. Gordon has more of a homie touch to it compared to the others. It is located in Center Campus as well.

Here’s Your Move-in day Packing List for UNC!

1. Room Basics

Typical College Room

  • Bed sheets! (check the sizes of the beds before you buy them)
  • Comforter/blankets  (for the cold nights)
  • Mattress pad
  • Organizers and storage bins
  • Posters, pictures, area rugs, and other decorations
  • Toiletries
  • Desk Lamp (if not included in your dorm)
  • A little something to make you feel at home

2. Food and Snacks

Using something like this as storage for all your snacks

  • Instant noodles/ramen
  • Cereal
  • Chips
  • Cookies
  • If any  specific foods/ snacks you eat due to dietary restrictions
  • (NOT FOOD) Bring Medication needed

3. Technology and Entertainment

Some classes might require a lot of usage of your laptop! Make sure you don't forget it!

  • Laptop
  • Boardgames
  • Playing cards
  • Movies
  • Video/ Digital Games
  • Flashdrive
  • Printer (talk to roommate about it)
  • Electronics Charger

4. School Supplies

Some school supplies might seeunnecessaryy but you never know when you might need it.

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Binders
  • Folders
  • AGENDA/ PLANNER
  • Notecards
  • Sticky Notes
  • Notebooks/Paper

5. Cleaning and Organizing

A few things to keep your rooms nice and clean

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Bathroom Cleaner
  • Clorox Wipes (any disinfecting wipes)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Handsoap (avoid the flu!)
  • Underbed storage (for extra clothes or supplies)
  • Paper Towels

6. Campus Gears

Wear your school colors with pride!

  • T-Shirts to support school
  • Hoodies
  • Jerseys
  • Jackets
  • Posters/Banners

7. Items you should ask first before bringing

You might be able to have a pet fish in some dorms! Just make sure you ask!

  • Pets (of any sorts)
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Printer
  • Candles
  • Plants
  • Heated Blankets
  • Command strips or push pins for decorations

5 Tips to Succeed in Exploring Music at Temple University

Exploring Music might seem like an easy Gen Ed but it actually takes a bit work. During the semester you spend time learning about ancient music up until more recent music. Exploring music might also teach you how to understand and read music more.

1. Background Knowledge

 

Some of us might have been very musically involved in high school so we know our stuff about music. This class is not necessary to know anything or how to read music but it sure does help. At the beginning of the class, the professor spends the first weeks reviewing and going over the basics of music. You might find it boring if you have knowledge of music but it helps to take the quizzes.

2. Take Notes

 

The professor, if you’re lucky will put up the powerpoints on your Canvas site. Don’t rely on just looking at the powerpoints for the whole semester because you will get lazy and not fully look at them. Take notes in class and make them short and easy for you to understand. Highlight the important details and make it easy for you when you’re studying. Just pay attention, take notes, and then review the power points in case you missed something.

3. PowerPoint is Your Best Friend

 

Mentioned above the professor might be putting the power points on Canvas. These power points will contain everything you need to know about that current lesson in class. The power points are going to contain the link you need for your listening journal.  These will be the review for all your quizzes and tests since it contains the information you’re learning. Make sure you review them and listen to the links attached. Powerpoints will be your best friends.

4. Go To Class

 

This might be a gen-ed but it still counts towards your GPA. Attendance is actually part of your class grade in the end. Every time you miss a certain amount of classes you will lose percentage points. It usually is 50 minutes long and you will be able to handle it. Being in class and understanding what each of the songs means and how they are important. The professor will do a far better job explaining the parts of the music than the powerpoint will. Going to class is honestly so much better than trying to catch up the day before the exam and not knowing exactly what is happening. So don’t skip class.

5. Take is Serious

 

TAKE IT SERIOUS! Music is easy to understand and get the concepts of but makes sure you’re actually listening to what the professor has to say. They are there to teach you about this subject and you are basically paying to be there. It might not be something you’re passionate about but it still is nice to have knowledge about it. In the end, it does still affect your GPA, so just be focused and take it seriously like every other class.

Exploring Music at Temple might be one of the easiest classes you take but you can still make it hard for you if you don’t take the time for it. Just enjoy it and learn something new about Western Music.

 

5 Places to Eat at Temple University

Temple University is in such a great place in Philadelphia that allows you to have all sorts of foods. Dining Hall food gets tiring and sometimes you want something else that is not the usual everyday grill item in the dining hall. Here is a list of top 5 student favorites

The creperie (crepe food truck)

5 Places to Eat at Temple University

The Creperie is definitely a student favorite. It is located in front of  Tyler School of Art. It has sweet and savory crepes. Crepes are basically a super thin pancake with filling inside. You can get meats and veggies or get one filled with Nutella and strawberries. They are super filling and only cost $5.50 to $6.50 (additional charges for extra toppings and drinks).

Burger Tank

5 Places to Eat at Temple University

Do you even go to Temple if you don’t try Burger Tank? Burger Tank is another food truck that is bigger than most you’ll see. It sells burgers and grilled cheese (along with fries and tater tots… yes you can get cheese added). These burgers and grilled cheese will leave you full for almost the whole day. They aren’t the typically small size burgers. They actually are pretty big but it’s totally worth it. If you’re looking for a cheat day meal this is your go-to spot.

The Sac

5 Places to Eat at Temple University

The Student Center at Temple had renovations done to it which gives students even more options at food. The second floor is filled with different food options (Chick-fil-a, Saladworks, Which Wich, Burger Fi just to name a few). At the student center, they take diamond dollars and meal equivalencies. That way you don’t really have to use your own out of pocket money. They have a huge area in which you can sit and relax while eating your meal or just take it back to your room.

Philly style Pizza

5 Places to Eat at Temple University

Philly Style is located in front of J&H and its one of the best places to get some pizza. You don’t just have to get pizza there are other things like their chicken fingers and their waffle fries. Philly Style also takes diamond dollars so if you have a few you can definitely use them for some awesome food. Philly Style is also opened until late in the night which allows you to grab some food if you’re out late at night and want some pizza.

Morgan Hall

5 Places to Eat at Temple University

Morgan is the newest dining hall. It had pretty decent food and if you don’t feel like having the usual at J&H, Morgan gives you a break from that. At the bottom of Morgan, there are other food shops in which you can taste and pick your favorite. From sushi to cheesesteaks you can pick what you want. Yes, they also take diamond dollars and even better meal equalvilences.

No matter what kind of food you’re feeling most likely you’ll be able to find something at Temple. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Try all the different food options available and find your favorite! Be grateful you’re in the city and there are so many options so close to you.

5 Places to Live at Temple University

Temple University has many different places to offer for living situations according to your needs and preference. Here are some of the 5 most common places that students live during their time here at Temple.

Morgan Hall

Morgan North and Morgan South are some of the newest dorms on campus. They offer some of the bigger size dorms if you’re not a fan of living in a smaller place. Some dorms even offer a small kitchen and living room area. So these are more like mini apartments. Another perk of living at Morgan is that you can walk down the stairs and have some food in the dining hall or at one of the other shops.

1300

1300 was built before Morgan so it is fairly new as well. 1300 offers different types of rooms such as the regular dorm or a dorm with a small kitchen and living room area. Honor and athlete students live in 1300. 1300 is fairly close to campus so it isn’t a far walk to get to the center of campus. 1300 is located right next to Morgan so it is not a far distance to walk if you’re thinking about eating at a dining hall that day.

James s. White Hall

White Hall is the furthest residence hall that Temple has to offer. If you’re not looking for a walk then I would not suggest getting a room here. White is the typical dorm that you see in college. They have 4 people suites and 2 people suites. The 4 people rooms are two beds in each room with two bathrooms (1 bathroom has a sink and toilet and the other has a sink and shower). They have a community kitchen which everyone can use.

Johnson and Hardwick

J&H is the smallest size dorms you can find at Temple. They only have 2 people suites and they have a communal shower. If you don’t like sharing a shower with a bunch of other people then this might not be the right place for you. J&H rooms are smaller and there isn’t much room for you and roommate. J&H also has the dining hall right underneath of it so you could fo in your PJ’s if you really wanted to.

The Edge

The Edge is not really on-campus living but it still is associated with Temple. It’s campus living off campus. If you’re not feeling the typical dorms and are leaning towards an apartment feel then this might be the best thing. The Edge offers rooms from singles to 2 people rooms. This is more of an apartment style so if you want more privacy between you and your roommate The Edge might be the right place. It is near Morgan so it is not that far from the center of campus. It is right near a Dunkin Donut’s so if you need some morning coffee you can head right down.

Temple has rooming for every type of student. Most freshmen stay in one of these dorms and learn which was the right and wrong thing for them quickly. You can change your rooms at certain times if you feel as if it isn’t right for you. Also, don’t be scared to explore some of the other places to live.

5 Awesome Events at Temple University

Temple University always has certain things going on campus throughout the year. From move-in day to weekly showings of new movies Temple always has ways to get you out and away from your books for a quick minute.

Temple Fest

Temple Fest basically happens during move-in-week. At Temple Fest, a lot of the clubs and organizations that are at Temple all have booths lined up and give you information and sometimes free stuff. A lot is happening during Temple Fest so it is important to maybe come back during another day so you can make sure you get the whole idea of what is offered at Temple.

Career Fairs

Temple is really involved with making sure their students succeed. During the year the specific colleges (i.e College of Science, College of Liberal, etc..) have career and internship fairs that allow students to make connects and find future offers. Throughout the year students have a chance to attend one and get an idea of what the real world has to offer. Temple expects you to dress professionally  to make sure you make a good impression

MCPB Events

MCPB is an organization at Temple that always has fun events planned for almost every week. They organize a lot of things on campus such as painting classes or even having a visit from Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary.  There is always an event from them that you can enjoy throughout the week just to take a break from the stress. MCPB is not a specific event but since the organize almost all the events at Temple it is good to know that they basically have an event almost every week.

The Reel

The Reel is a movie theater located at the student center. It is a small area where you can see new movies (after a few months being out) for as cheap as $2 with your TU ID. They show movies that are fairly new so if you did not have time or were able to go see them in an expensive theater then this might be perfect for you.

OwlChella

Perks of coming to a big city school having an awesome place to have concerts. Liacouras Center is a great space that Temple has so once in a while they have awesome concerts. OwlChella is Temple University‘s Coachella. They have a few artists come in and throw a concert for $20 (for students). It is a great way to relax and just have a nice night on campus without blowing your bank. It is opened to the whole public so people can bring their friends and have a great night.

Temple is such a big university it is hard to attend every single event that is offered but it is nice to go and enjoy the things it has to offer once in a while.  Whether you like having relaxing movie nights or like going to live concerts there is an event for you at Temple you just have to make sure to keep up with what is happening on campus.

What to Know About Calculus 1 at Temple University

Calculus 1 (MATH 1041) is one of the options of Calculus that Temple University has to offer. If you are a STEM major then this is probably the calculus class you will take your first semester. Here are 4 things that you should know before you take it.

1. Studying for hours

Do you like studying for hours? Because you will be. This class will be one of the classes you’re probably going to study for the most. You will get frustrated but will be thankful when you take those quizzes and tests. Every week you’ll probably put around 6-8 hours towards studying for this class. There is no “I’ll just wing it” when it comes to this class, you must study like you’ve never studied before.

2. WebAssign

Meet your new best friend: WebAssign. You’ll have so many of these that you will feel weird the one day you don’t have one due. WebAssign is basically your online math homework who has an exact answer that you must match. It might be pesky but it certainly does help when you take tests and quizzes since the problems are similar.

3. Tutoring

Don’t be afraid to find a tutor or ask for help. They have tutors just for this class and it might help if you cannot figure it out on your own. Do not show up with your homework blank, try it and then go get them to explain it step by step. This class is not easy and you will need help; if you do not want to get tutoring at least go to office hours. Do not fail because you’re scared of asking for help.

4. Tests

One of the most important things to know about this class is that your exams are a huge part of your grade. Classwork/quizzes and homework are in there as well but you only have 2 main exams and the final. The first exam is the material you learn in the first few chapters while the second is the other half. Then your final includes almost everything. It is very important you try your hardest and study for them.

Calculus 1 (MATH 1041) is probably one of the hardest math classes you will take but if you put in the effort and time you’ll be able to ace it. It is okay to be frustrated and upset but in the end, it’s worth knowing you tried your hardest.