At this point, many admission counselors are living out of their cars.  You start off with the best of intentions, saying you’ll throw out every coffee cup and water bottle after each visit and even keep a Target bag in there to act as trash.  Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans.  Suddenly, you’re folding wrappers into coffee cups and using publications to absorb the coffee from the cup you thought was empty that now has another cup in it. Don’t even get me started on what has happened to your publications.  Don’t worry, we are all in this together. This photo blog will run through fall, showcasing the best of the worst of your rental car.  Back seat, trunk, passenger seat, your lap, whatever!  If you have a photo you want to share, email it to me at  I’ll keep you anonymous, if you’d like.

Mine first!  It is only day 1 for me in Seattle and things are already layered on my front seat.
rental car 1


Maybe your dashboard looks like this?
rental car 2


Or you eat lunch on your lap?
rental car 3


Banana peel?  Totally belongs there.
rental car 4


Perhaps you are an overachiever and your trunk looks like this?  Not mine…
rental car 5


Send me your photos and stay safe out there!

By Samantha Schreiber