6th Oct 2010Posted in: Blog, Off to College 0
General Tips

Remember BALANCE

Learn inside and outside the classroom
Get to know people from different areas of the world and try new things
Don’t be afraid to just go for it every once in a while (take part in crazy relay events, play
ultimate frisbee, learn to dance)– it’s a great stress reliever!
Have FUN!
  • Learn how to do laundry and balance a checkbook!
  • Find out where you work best– library, dorm, coffeehouse, student center?
  • Everyone will not believe the same things as you do– don’t take it personally
  • Don’t go home every chance you get
  • Get organized!
  • If you want good grades AND a life, you have to work for it
  • Get enough sleep– it will catch up with you if you don’t
  • Always go to class. Otherwise, you will fail– this is not a joke!
  • Meet lots of people– don’t limit your options & opportunities
  • Don’t room with your best friend– no matter who your roommate is, there will be
  • some problems
  • Bring comfortable shoes– you will be doing a lot of walking around campus
  • Learn your limits and take care of yourself– this is up to YOU now!
  • Be yourself!
  • Email address: get one and check it often!
  • It’s okay to make mistakes!
  • If you’re thinking about studying abroad, start exploring your options early


  • GO to all the “lame” freshmen “breaking the ice” meetings– you meet TONS of people there!
  • This is the only time someone has organized a program to tell you what your
  • school can offer you and where to find things
  • Buy books NOW since upperclassmen have not yet arrived (shorter lines)

I couldn’t live without . . . (Advice from recent college grads)

  • Quarters (laundry)
  • Flip flops
  • iPod
  • Good pillows
  • Microwave
  • Planner
  • Earplugs
  • Shower caddy
  • A creative class every once in a while

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