13 things I wish I knew as a Freshman in College

These are just things that I have experienced and maybe they can help you going in as a future freshman, or even if your a sophomore or junior in college you might find this helpful. I’ll try to keep this short so I won’t bore anyone. So let’s get started!

1. The freshman 15 is REAL! Dealing with the stress of trying to balance your school and social life can be difficult and junk food is readily available. Develop smart eating habits.

2. Ramen noodles will be your best friend!

3. Those financial aid refund checks will be your best friend/worst enemy! Spend your money wisely.

4. Everyone you meet is not your friend. Be cautious! Learn how read people.

5. Be careful about who you associate with. Have you ever heard of the saying “Birds of a feather flock together ?” This can be really good or really bad.

6. Make friends in class. Not just the cool kids but the nerdy ones as well. Also make sure whoever you become friends with take really good notes.

7. Don’t let college change you. There will be times when you’re pressured to do things you don’t want to. Peer pressure and temptation is at an all time high your first two semesters on college. Stick to your morals.

8. Never sign up for 7:30 am class. Unless ABSOLUTELY necessary! You’ll regret it. Especially if you’re not a morning person.

9. Get to know your professors. You never know when you might need them for a future recommendation for a scholarship or internship. *Also something I learned. If your professor really likes you it’s a high possibility that they will help you get your foot in the door as far as future job opportunities.

10. GET INVOVLED! Go Greek, or join and organization such as SGA (Student Government Association) every campus has one. You’ll miss out on so many opportunities by not getting involved.

11. Get out of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to meet people. Remember there are other people that are just as afraid as you are. Strike up a conversation with someone at the library or the local coffee shop.

12. Stay on campus your freshman year if possible. I missed out on meeting tons of people because I chose to stay home my freshman year. If you can’t afford it, that’s no big deal, but if you can then go for it. Your roommate might end up being your BFFL (Best Friend For Life)

13. You WILL get homesick, but don’t let that stop you from meeting new people and getting involved. Also, don’t neglect your friends and family back home. You’re going to be excited about meeting new ppl but don’t forget about your family/friends at home.

I hope this helped! If you have any questions or concerns leave a comment below! I’ll be happy to answer them.


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