Hey guys! Welcome back. It’s time for college to start again, and with a new year comes Welcome Week. Not every college has them. The first college I went to didn’t have one, but the school I go to now does. Welcome week is one of the best weeks of the year. It’s a time to meet new people, learn about the surroundings, get lots of free stuff, and find your place. However, there is a lot that Welcome Week entails that you should be prepared for. So here are five very generic tips that will help you immensely during your first week on campus.
1. Plan ahead.
There is usually a schedule of some sort that you are either sent in the mail or it’s posted on the website. Either way you can look at it and decide what you want to attend and what you want to pass on. You don’t have to go to everything. Plan ahead so you know what to be prepared for.
2. Make the most of the club fair.
If there is one Welcome Week event I insist you go to it is the Club Fair. It’s a great way to find out what your school offers, meet new people, and get some free stuff. DON’T SIGN UP FOR EVERY CLUB!!! Just find two or three you are interested in, attend their first few meetings, and see which ones you actually want to join.
3. Put yourself out there.
Don’t be afraid to talk to people. They are in the same situation you are in and will probably be glad you decided to chat with them. It makes making new friends a whole lot easier. Talk to people when you are standing in line at the dining hall. Talk to the people who live on your hall. Talk to the person you meet in the bathroom. You never know who you will end up being friends with.
4. Don’t worry about finding your new best friend right away.
With that being said, you won’t know who your best friends are right away. These things take time. Get to know people and let them get to know you. What is meant to be will be.
5. Have fun! But don’t party too hard. Welcome Week also comes with college parties. If you choose to go, be safe. Your first week of college is fun and you want to make sure you can remember it. So have fun, but not too much fun.
College is great and so is Welcome Week. Make the most of it. Don’t complain, just let yourself enjoy it. Make some friends, join a club, and get some free stuff. College is nothing without the free stuff. I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Don’t forget to follow before you leave and I will see you next time.