• Emily Ciernia

    Emily Ciernia

    Class of 2016
    White Bear Lake, MN
    Computer Information Systems

    Emily's Bio:
    I am a Computer Information Systems major here at CSS. I also work in the admissions office. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, listening to music, taking pictures and exploring new places. CSS has really become my home away from home and I can’t imagine going anywhere else!

  • Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Freshman
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Junior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Katelyn Gehling

    Freshman
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

Living Away From Home

For many people, college is the first time living away from home for an extended period of time.  This can be very daunting or maybe even scary at times.  But the feeling of homesickness is a completely normal feeling and I’m pretty sure everyone has experienced it at some point.

Here are some ways to help cure that homesickness you might feel:

  • Get involved in campus activities!
  • Post pictures and things from home in your room.
  • Talk about your feelings with friends, family, RA, or counselor (CSS has great resources!)
  • Find what makes you relaxed – whether that be music, exercising, or cooking!
  • Watch your favorite movie – this always helps me feel better.

Although living away from home can be scary at first, you will soon find that there are other people out there who are feeling the same way, and that there are always people that you can talk to if you need it.  College is such a fun experience!

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