How To Survive Your First Week of College +My Goals For the Semester

Hey guys! Welcome back. I was going to do two separate posts, but I decided to combine the two for one really great post. This was fun to write and it was fun coming up with things to say. I hope you enjoy this. Please remember to like this if you did and let’s just get started.

Tip #1: Make new friends.

Your college experience will be dreadful without the right group of friends. And making new friends in the first week can be especially helpful to adjusting, finding where things are, and just having fun in general.

Tip #2: Don’t buy anything until you are sure you will need it.

There are some classes that you won’t need the textbook, or a calculator, or any other kind of supply. There are some professors that don’t require the same materials that others do. So wait to buy certain items if you can. You might save a lot of money.

Tip #3: No two classes are alike.

No class will be the same as the others. There are some classes where you can miss as much as you want, some where you can’t afford to miss any. There are some where you won’t need a textbook, some where you will need and use it, and still some where they will require it, but you will never use it (these are the worst!). Some classes are more laid back than others.

Tip #4: You will probably be homesick.

I never thought I would get homesick, but I did. It’s hard to handle when you’ve never experienced it before. But just remember that it is valid and you don’t have to justify it.

Tip #5: Find a quiet place.

Find a place where you can go when you are stressed, need to study, or just want some peace. There is a spot for everyone on campus, so just find yours.

Tip #6: Explore.

Go out and figure out where things like the dining hall, library, bookstore, and other important places are. It’s best to figure this out right when you get there.

Tip #7: Find your classes in advance.

Even if you show up to class early. It’s better to be early than late, especially on your first day of class. Go out and seek your classes ahead of time that way you’re not rushing.

Tip #8: Explore off campus. 

Know where restaurants, stores, and other places are that aren’t on campus.

Tip #9: Organize.

Start unpacking and organizing as soon as you can. You will feel so much better and more at home when everything has a place. You don’t want to be doing this while you’re going to class, working, and studying.

Tip #10: Expect the unexpected.

College is full of wonderful and scary things. You never know what you will get or how you will feel. Everyone’s experiences are different. Your personality, choice of school, and what you want to get out of it play huge roles. So just do you and the rest will hopefully fall into place.

My Goals for the Fall Semester:

Make new friends.

Join a club.

Get good grades.

Continue to blog and grow in my writing.

Study for tests more.

And that is it for this post. I thought it was going to be longer, but I hope this helps anyway. College can be scary, especially if you are going for the first time. But just remember that it is what you make it. So be positive and it will all work out. Thank you so much for reading. Be sure to like this if you enjoyed it and if you want to see more posts like this. Comment below some of your thoughts and tips on the first week of college. Or if you’ve never been, comment some of the questions you have. Please be sure to follow this if you’re not already and I will see you next time.


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