A Few Tips on How to Survive Freshman Year
By Brandon Brown | April 3, 2014 | Leave a Comment
Me freshman year
This coming up August, all of you college-bound teenagers will be helping your parents load up the family car with suitcase on top of suitcase filled with your valuables, clothes, memories captured in pictures, food, and the rest of the stuff you said you couldn’t live without. This day has been known to make moms shed a few tears. If surveyed, this day could possibly get into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most bear hugs given in one day. If you didn’t pick up on what day this is, I will go ahead and tell you. It’s Freshman Move-In Day. On this day, teenagers are going to be traveling all across the nation to reach the college that they fell in love with.
The first thing you should do once you get settled into your room is make friends! Depending on whether you are living in a suite style or hall style dorm, you can still end up making 10 – 30 new friends the first few days of being on campus just by getting to know the people on your floor. If you don’t get out and meet people, then you really will miss a great opportunity.
Also, don’t procrastinate in college because once you get behind, your chances of catching up will be highly unlikely. Be proactive. Don’t start studying and doing your homework after receiving a bad grade on an assignment. Go ahead and make plans to study daily for all of your subjects, even if you don’t have a test scheduled for a while in that class.
Another way to survive college is to take advantage of all the resources that the college offers you. At Campbell, we have a Writing Center, Tutoring Center, resume services, and counseling services, as well. These types of programs are here to benefit all students, so you need to check them out!
Another tip for surviving your freshman year is to just be yourself and respect everybody because being respectful alone will open different opportunities for you around campus and will cause people to think highly of you, as well.
Lastly, but most importantly, remember you are here to get a degree that will then allow you to have a great career. Don’t stray from this goal. Some people come to college and waste their lives away by doing things they shouldn’t, and they all end up the same way, which is usually flunking out of college before they even get to their sophomore year. Make sure you are the person who accomplishes the goal of receiving that college diploma!