We all want to know what are the tips and tricks on how to survive college. When I was in high school, my teachers always told me that we can only have two of the following; sleep, good grades or a social life. I am a firm believer that if you know how to balance your time you can accomplish all of the three items I listed above. In this post, we will be getting tips from current college students. Hopefully, helps you and changes your mind for a good reason.
Hey, college freshmen! These are some of the best four years of your life, so take it all in and make the most of every moment! One thing that I realized in my freshman year of college is that you might not meet your best friends on the first day or the first week of school, and that’s okay. I didn’t end up finding my friend group until spring break of freshman year, but I’m so glad that it took a while to find my “group” because I made wonderful friends along the way. College is so fun— try to make as many friends as you can, and always be kind to everyone! Even as a college student going into my senior year, I still think it is important to make new friends and to be nice to everyone! Good luck!
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I went to college as a very shy and quiet person, I’m still fairly quiet but not nearly as shy and I have my close friends from my sorority to thank for that. Being involved in an on-campus group like my sorority helped draw me out of my shell. I became very close to my now best friend who would get me to go to all the fundraising events and she really helped me feel more comfortable talking to people I didn’t know at all. So my advice for those of you who are in their first year of college is to get involved. You’re in a new year of growth and a lot of things will be changing so having a support group that will be there for you as you’re figuring things out will greatly benefit you. Also, don’t let partying get in the way of studying!
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For any college freshmen, my go-to piece of advice is to embrace it ’til you make it. Give yourself some grace and remember that this season of change requires patience – it takes time to acclimate, so expose yourself to any and every opportunity you can. I found that so many of the times I almost turned down an opportunity I ended up having the most to gain from it. Stay positive, be confident in yourself and remember that everyone is trying to reinvent themselves during this new chapter.
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Tip #4 & 5
My biggest tip for incoming freshmen is to call your parents! I know that as soon as I moved away for college, I got a lot closer with my mom because I would call her regularly and text her about my life, what I was doing, and how I was feeling. We transitioned from having a mother/daughter relationship, to have more of a friendship. I definitely feel like I made better choices knowing I could talk to her about anything. And we’re still super close 4 years later!
I think as a freshman I was also afraid to miss out on parties and social events, but if I could give myself any advice, it would be to just chill out! You don’t have to go to every frat party just because your friends do. Take care of yourself. If you’re feeling run down, stay in, sleep.
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When you’re an incoming freshman in college everything is so new to you. the world feels like a different place because you have to learn to grow up a little and do things for yourself. You have to make new friends, adjust your schedule and learn to live without that comfortable feeling for a little while. Everything can seem super scary at first but I would suggest just trying to say yes to new things. Try not to schedule any classes at 8 am and try to say yes to eating with that person or studying at the library with those classmates. You’ll make the best of friends just doing everyday life things! Try to make a little time for yourself just to re-center yourself. It’s definitely all balance and trial and error, but you’ll figure it all out soon enough! Enjoy being a freshman while you can! I’m a junior and already stressing about where my path of life is going to take me next!
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