Being a freshman in college can be new and exciting, however it can also be the absolute worst at times. You are most likely on your own for the first time ever. Scary thought. I know. But don’t worry, you will survive and it will probably end up being one of the best adventures of your life. Here are some tips to surviving your freshman year.
- Be open to new experiences. Never played volleyball before? Don’t let that stop you from joining the intramural volleyball team that your dorm floor is forming. College is all about experiences and you will definitely miss out if you don’t take some chances and try new things.
- Be friendly. Making friends comes more naturally to some than others. However, to have a great freshman year, you’re going to need some partners in crime to battle all that freshman year throws at you. You never know who is going to be down to get 2am Ian’s, so be nice to everyone, just in case.
- Play hard. Study harder. Believe me, I know how tempting it can be to want to go to every social event that comes your way, but having a good balance of studying and being social is important. Going out is way more fun when you know you will ace that midterm coming up in a few days, so take advantage of your dorm’s lounge and study with friends.
- Don’t forget to call your mom. When everything gets a little too overwhelming she’s always just a phone call away. And surprise, surprise, she actually knows a thing or two. So, don’t hesitate to call her for instructions on how to get a stain out of your shirt (which definitely didn’t happen at 2am from a slice of Ian’s pizza) or just to say hey.