Summer went by too fast and now school is starting. Most people are looking forward to starting new. New friendships will develop and your life is about to begin. The first week will be stressful between meeting new people and be getting familiar with your campus. I have decided to breakdown the first week of school.
This is the day we have all been waiting for, move-in day. It will be a day full of emotions. You will probably see moms crying, but most importantly this is the beginning of your collegiate experience. It is important to introduce yourself to your roommate if you haven’t already. Remember, you will be living with them for a whole semester. You might as well try to be friendly. Take the time to bond with them over pizza or movie night. If you are living in a dorm introduce yourself to the RA. Make sure to get on your RA’s good side!
It’s official your first day of college! Get to know the people on your floor. You never know; they might become long life friends.
If you haven’t bought your books by know, you are a little behind. Take this day to head to your local bookstore and buy them. I personally recommend that you rent them. I made the mistake of buying all of my books new. There is no reason to buy them new if you are only going to use them for one semester. Walk around campus and explore it by yourself. I know you have probably been on a tour, but there is nothing more important that you understanding where everything is in your first weeks. Try locating the following locations. It will make your life a million times better.
- Student health services
- Dining halls
- The nearest pharmacy or convenience store
- The gym
- Where your classes are located
- The student center
- The closest bus
This is might be the best day, but it can be overwhelming. Lots of schools organizations will be around campus trying to get you to join their club. Make sure to research it before joining. You don’t want to be stuck doing something you don’t enjoy. Plus, this is the week where your university will have activities all week log. If your school doesn’t offer you something you like, maybe you should think about starting a new chapter.
We ALL know that this day was bound to happen. We just can’t help it. PARTY TIME! Whether it is to attend your sororities bid day or just going to have fun, enjoy yourself. Don’t be that girl that has a drunken tragedy. You might get yourself know with a nickname you don’t want. Make friends. Don’t trust strangers. DON’T leave your drink unattended.
It’s the day that everyone is dreading after all the fun from the week before. On this day, use it to prepare for your first day of classes. Keep in mind, that some professors will expect you to have read the first chapter of your textbook. Decide on what you are going to use to take notes, whether it is an iPad, a laptop, or notebooks. Also, find your study spot! It will come in handy.