The first few days and even weeks of freshman year can be stressful and chaotic. You may get lost, you may show up late for the first time in your school career, you may sit through an entire class before you realize it was not your class and you might even cry.
But all of that is perfectly fine. College is not supposed to be a walk in the park; there will always be ups and downs.
However, if you open yourself up to new ideas and put yourself out there, college can be one of the best experiences of your life.
It is perfectly fine to be scared or feel out of place the first couple of days, most upperclassmen felt that way at some point but we made it through freshman year.
Madison, a marine science major said, “Learn how to prioritize your time and don’t be afraid to ask your teachers for help.”
Professors are here to help you. Do not be afraid to ask a question in class because someone else may have the same question.
Jake, a sophomore marketing and graphic design major stated, “Don’t be mean to your RA’s.”
Contrary to popular belief, resident advisors are not here to make your life harder or get you into trouble, they are here to make sure everyone stays safe. If an issue arises, they are trained to help.
If you follow the school policies and keep quiet after 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on weekends, you will be fine.
Also, the RA’s are students just like you and me, so make friends with them.
Anyone you ask has different advice to make freshman year “easier,” but the truth of the matter is, your freshman year is what you make it.
Go out and get involved, wear teal on Tuesdays, wait in line for Fried Chicken Friday, study and work hard and most importantly, take everything in because these years are about to fly by.