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How to Branch Out From Your Friend Group on Campus


Now that you’re back on campus (or are here for the first time), you’ve been thrown into the college social scene – lunch dates at the dining hall with friends, dorm hangouts with hallmates, student clubs, library study seshes with besties and maybe even some parties. Whether you’re an upperclassman surrounded by the same friends every day or a freshman looking to meet some new ones (read: people outside of your orientation group or dorm), you shouldn’t be afraid to branch out!

As the old saying goes, you can make new friends but keep the old, and there’s no better time than National Women’s Friendship Day, coming up on September 21st! Started by the Kappa Delta sorority, Women’s Friendship Day is all about celebrating the friendships you already have in your life, meeting new people and creating new bestie bonds!

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At the start of freshman year, you probably made the most friends from orientation and your dorm, and that’s only natural; it’s easier to meet people who are close by! Still, proximity doesn’t exactly equate to similarity; you may love all these friends, but it’s okay to want to add a few more to the mix who actually share your interests.

Win A $2,000 GRE Prep Course!


Applying to grad school? There’s no better way to prep for the GRE than by taking a Kaplan course! But when budgets are tight and your wallet feels a little lighter than usual, you’re looking for all the help you can get to pay those pricey prep fees.

That’s why Her Campus has teamed up with Levo League and Kaplan to give one lucky winner a free Kaplan course scholarship, valued up to $2,000! You can score a prep class at no cost, which means your path to the GRE (and to the grad school of your dreams) is about to get a whole lot more simple.

What are you waiting for? Enter HERE to win your free ride!

Win A Pair Of Jack Rogers Sandals In Your College Or Sorority Colors


Want to rock your college colors – or sorority colors – in style this semester? Get ready for the best new wardrobe staple to grace your fall wardrobe!

Her Campus has teamed up with Jack Rogers to give five lucky winners each a pair of Jack Rogers’s College Colors or Sorority Colors Sandals in the size and color of their choice!

Inspired by the love and enthusiasm collegiettes have for their Jack Rogers, affectionately known as “Jacks,” the brand offers 11 color combinations in the College Colors Sandal to represent several colleges and universities across America. A must-have for every collegiette’s wardrobe, the sandal is ideal for game days both in the early fall and the spring months; it’s also a way to show school spirit in the summertime and after graduation (though we’re trying not to think about graduation just yet... Because we never have to leave, right? Right).

Would you rather show off your sorority pride than your college colors? Size and color combinations are available in the Sorority Colors Sandal to represent some of the largest National Panhellenic Council sororities!

Win a Pair of Style-Savvy Skullcandy Headphones


Now that we’re rocking our fab back-to-school wardrobes, we’re all about accessorizing for the perfect looks. Our fave new accessory: super cute headphones (the kind that make a style-savvy statement)!

Her Campus has teamed up with Skullcandy to give four lucky winners each a pair of ‘Dime’ Women’s Headphones! The ‘Dime’ is specially designed for women, so it’s the perfect pick for collegiettes. Skullcandy’s custom tuning delivers an extremely smooth frequency response with minimal distortion; in other words, it’s the best way to listen to your favorite beats, loud and clear.

If you’re plagued with odd-shaped ear canals that aren’t perfectly round (don’t worry, it turns out we all are), using standard earbuds can be like shoving a circular peg into a square hole. Skullcandy has the solution with oval-shaped buds, which optimize comfort, stability, acoustic performance and more. Plus, Skullcandy headphones have pureclean ear gels, so you won’t get any grime up in there while you’re rocking out to your workout playlist.

You run the show. Manage your calls, playlists and your bestie Siri remotely using a single button on your ‘Dime’ headphones: Mic+Remote. Answer the calls you want, end the ones you don’t. Play your favorite song, pause it, or skip right through and be onto the next one. Voice commands welcome, too. Basically, it’s the best for any on-the-go and style-savvy collegiette!

What are you waiting for? You could be one of our four winners! Enter below for the chance to score the prize!

Win Style, Beauty & Selfie Essentials For Your Best Looks Yet


Now that you’re back on campus, you’re ready to rock your best looks yet (and obvi have to document the occasions with some amazing selfies... ahem, we mean candid shots?). We’ve got everything you need to start the semester right!

We’re giving away back-to-school beauty, style and selfie essentials to one lucky collegiette! Check out the awesome prizes on the line:

FabFitFun VIP half-yearly subscription (2 boxes)

Get the must-have products to prepare you for each season with the FabFitFun VIP subscription box, released seasonally! At $49.99 for each box (and free for our winner!), each box contains over $100 worth of full-size beauty, fashion and fitness finds. Curated by the FabFitFun experts, each FabFitFun VIP Box contains a surprise set of goodies from your favorite classic brands, cult celebrity favorites and must-try new finds to keep you looking and feeling your best.

HISY gift pack (4)

Apply to Be One of 'Glamour’'s Top 10 College Women


You’re a talented, driven, fabulous collegiette – it’s about time you earned some recognition for it! If you’re a junior this fall (2014), enter Glamour’s 2015 Top 10 College Women Competition!

Glamour is looking for the best and brightest college juniors – dynamic young women with leadership experience, excellent grades and inspiring goals. The magazine will award one grand prize of a $20,000 scholarship and nine $3,000 prizes to collegiettes like you who have proven themselves to be one in a million! All winners will receive a celebratory trip to New York City and a profile in the May 2015 issue of Glamour (you know you’ve been imagining yourself rocking those glossy pages for years, anyway!).

Each year for the last 58 years, Glamour has been recognizing 10 outstanding college women: scientists, athletes, activists, businesswomen and more. The one thing they have in common, aside from being juniors, is that they’re incredible at what they do. Read more about the 2014 winners online here and get inspired to put your name into the running for 2014!

So if you’re in the class of 2016, have leadership experience, excellent grades and inspiring goals, Glamour wants to hear from you. Apply here before September 15, 2014 to score a spot amongst the top 10 college women! You deserve the recognition!

Score Fab FRYE Boots for Free!


Now that we’re back on campus, we can’t help but look forward to the fall: apple picking, pumpkin spice lattés, cozy sweaters and of course, fabulous fall boots. After our bank accounts took a hit while dorm décor shopping (oops), we’re all about shopping on a budget.

But what’s even better than scoring cute boots on a budget? Scoring cute boots for free, of course! We’ve teamed up with FRYE to bring you the best giveaway for boot lovers everywhere: Win a brand-new pair of FRYE Harness 6 boots in Gaucho just by entering below! Giveaway ends September 21, 2014.

For 150 years, The FRYE Company has been crafting boots and shoes that are as utilitarian as they are stylish. Uncompromising quality and luxurious materials make FRYE a fashion must-have. With boots, shoes, sneakers and more, FRYE has something for every personality.

You know these Harness 6 boots will look a-maze with your awesome fall wardrobe, so why not enter to win? Score the prize now before someone else does!

7 Love Mistakes to Avoid This Year


With another fall semester here, it’s time that we take a good, hard look at ourselves (and our love lives). Whatever mistakes we made last year are in past semesters—we’ve got the chance to revamp our romances, so let’s not waste the opportunity by falling into the arms of yet another sleazy frat bro! Whether you have a nasty habit of choosing guys who were going nowhere or you were too much of a wallflower last spring, we’ve got the right advice to help you change your ways.

1. You Revolved Your Social Life Around a Guy

It starts off innocently enough: you want to hang out with your fun, new hook-up, so you decide to spend a Saturday night with him and his friends. But then a single Saturday night becomes an entire weekend, and before you know it, you’re making plans to fit his schedule (and ditching your friends in the process).

Why is it such a bad thing? “Most college relationships don't last forever, so when the relationship ends, you don't want to be left behind by friends who are disgruntled that you have been neglecting them when you had something ‘better’ going on,” says Kathleen Bogle, author of Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus.

Apply to Model for College Fashion Week


Attention all collegiettes! We’re casting models for College Fashion Week® shows in Boston (10/4), NYC (10/11), Chicago (10/18) and San Francisco (10/25). College Fashion Week is all about featuring real student models of all body types, and we want you to be the next to strut the runway! We’re collecting model applicant photos in order to ensure our runway reflects diversity among collegiettes everywhere, and we want you to submit these photos via Instagram!

Check out how to score a starring role (plus what you have to look forward to when you do):

How to enter to be a model:

Post one “selfie” headshot on your public Instagram Your post should tag @hercampuscfw @europeanwax and use #CastMeCFW and the hashtag of the city you want to model in (#Boston,  #NYC, #Chicago, or #SF) Head to and fill out the model application form (don’t forget the link to your Instagram selfie!) Models must be available all day 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. on the day of the show they want to model in and the day before for rehearsal and a pre-show party

As a model, you will:

5 Fall Essentials for Back to School + 20% Off Yours!


Summer may be coming to a close, collegiettes, but there are plenty of things to look forward to as you prepare to head back to campus (back-to-school shopping, anyone?)! Take a break from worrying about whether you’ll like your new professors to focus on some of the most important aspects of fall fashion: boots, shoes and bags!

The Frye Company has been crafting boots and shoes that are as utilitarian as they are stylish for 150 years. Its boots, shoes and sneakers provide uncompromising quality and luxurious materials for every personality.

From now until 10/31, you can receive 20 percent off a single Frye purchase! All you have to do is register at to receive your code. In the meantime, here are our top five fall essentials from Frye:

1. Melanie Slip On ($148)

Running late to lecture? Check out the Melanie Slip On (we love it in taupe!). Made in antiqued and burnished leather, this sneaker is perfect for keeping a low profile – especially when that summer nostalgia kicks in.

2. Erin Oxford ($218)