As the countdown continues for the return to school (cough, cough 30 days) I can’t help but get excited to be back with my closest friends in my hometown away from home. There’s just something about college that makes you look forward to going back… at least for the first couple of weeks, that is. Seeing as this won’t be my first rodeo - I’m anxious for the incoming class to move in and fall in love with my school the same way I did. Freshman year makes you experience a multitude of emotions you didn’t even know existed but that doesn’t mean your not going to have the time of your life. So, right here, just for you, my Beta Tau sisters and I have gathered up a few DO’s and DON’Ts to help you have a flawless freshman year!
Become friends with the people on your floor and in your hall.
Designate Sunday-Thursday as study days that way you have the weekends to explore.
GO GREEK or join a club or organization.
Take advantage of the activities planned by your resident advisor… they are there to make the transition fun.
Make friends with people in your classes.
GO TO CLASS!
Ask professors or TA’s for help if you don’t understand something.
Use the gym to your full advantage, these years are your prime!
Feel like you have to be best friends with your roommate, it’s okay to be your own person.
Take Friday classes… unless it’s wine tasting (21 and up, please)!
Leave your laundry in the washer/drier longer than the time limit… people WILL throw your stuff on the floor.
Meet up with the senior who texts you at 2 am wanting to “talk”
Rep your high school attire 24/7, you’re in college, how about reppin’ the university?!
Be sloppy at a party… know your limits
Sneak down to the market at 3 am EVERY night to buy ice-cream.. you’ll regret that in two years.
Transfer out after the first semester! Wait till the end of the year and then make your decision.
Most importantly DON’T be afraid to be yourself. College is a time when you will be pushed to your limits and learn a lot about yourself along the way. It’s okay to make mistakes because you’ll learn from them and make some great memories along the way.