Tips for New Students Getting Adjusted to College

Mon, Aug 23, 2010

Carl Whitaker Looks like it's that time of year again. Parents have dreaded the day for 18 years, whether it be because the money they're about to spend, or the fact they're letting one of their own fly out of the nest. The children on the other hand, have looked forward to this day for 18 years. No longer are the kids high schoolers, but instead they're now college students who are about to start an exciting new chapter in their life.A long, hectic, and tiresome move in day commences, and after final goodes are said (after a the waterworks stop temporarily), there the student is. For what is likely the first time in their life,...

Some college freshmen learning tough lesson: meningitis shot required

Thu, Aug 19, 2010

Fall classes haven't even started, and some incoming college freshmen are already procrastinating on some prep work required by a new state law. Also Online The law, which went into effect for this school year, requires a meningitis vaccination for new college students living in an on-campus dorm or apartment. Don't have the shot? Can't move in until you do. And if you've gotten the shot less than 10 days before you're due to move in, then you still have hurdles to face. It's becoming apparent that a small percentage of students at the University of North Texas, Texas A&M University, Southern Methodist...

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Meningitis vaccination

Thu, Aug 12, 2010
Today is the deadline to get the state-mandated meningococcal vaccination in time to move into dorms at the University of North Texas and Texas Woman?s University. The Denton County Health Department, 535 S. Loop 288, offers the vaccination for about $20. The UNT Student Health Center charges $25 for students with UNT Student Health Insurance. For students without such insurance, the cost is $116. For more information, call the health department at 940-349-2900.