Entering a college could be both exciting and terrifying. The freshman-to-be are excited to see how their new “playground” is for the next years, and yet, terrified to imagine how they would spend the next 4 years. Of course, if you start appropriately, you would not end up trapped in a mess. This is the trickiest year. This year will have the biggest part of your remaining years at college. Make sure you follow these tips for Freshman Year:
It’s time for clean slate!
Just forget about past mistakes. This is the chance to “remake” your figure. Just imagine the best you want to be, and start realizing little by little. Don’t worry if you are around your former high school friends, show them how serious you want to change, and soon they will also follow your path.
As the part of a college, you have to know everything, yes, everything about your college, from campus ground to all people you might find interesting and worth knowing. First, you have to attend all orientations. This program should help you the most since you learn your way around the campus mostly from this program. Then you can start going around the campus, get to know people who you think would have an obvious impact in your studies: your seniors, lecturers, professors, etc.
Fit yourself in
Get to know people around you, starting with your residence hall. Find people who fits your goals, discuss with them. Then find your ideal place for study, that could be anywhere in the campus, avoid as many distractions as possible.
Get involved on campus, with balance
A huge problem for most new students is a complication between homesickness and a feeling of not quite belonging. Consider getting involved in a select group, and be careful not to go overboard, of student organizations, clubs, sororities or fraternities, or sports teams. Make new friends, learn new skills, and feel more connected to your school. But most of all, you must have a balanced life between social and academic activities. Make sure to have your way through the hectic schedule, and be successful in both.
Make sure you have done each step correctly and you don’t have to worry about the remaining years!