A lot of people feel that college is the best time of their lives. However, other people seem to feel that college is one of the worst times in their lives. Either way, millions of people decide to attend college for the first time every year, whether it be just after graduating high school or late down the road. Since there are so many people out there looking forward to their first semester at college, I thought it would be a good idea to come on here and talk about some of my favorite tips and tricks for incoming freshmen at college.
Having intended college myself, I can say with full confidence that these tips are coming from someone who has actual experience about going to college and can give you some practical, helpful, and realistic advice when it comes to what you need to know, what you can expect, and most importantly, what not to do when it comes to moving into college.
So whether you are moving into a dorm, an apartment, or some fraternity or sorority house, these tips will help in getting you going and helping you get settled in your new spot. Also, it is worth mentioning that these tips apply to someone going to any size university; so whether you find yourself going to a small private university or a larger public one, hopefully these tips will be helpful for you.
The first tip that I have for you involves packing for college. I remember back to when my entire room looked like an utter mess when I was packing up all my clothes and belongings for my first year of college.
One important thing to keep in mind is that it is super beneficial to use some sort of packing supplies when you are packing up your items. You don’t have to pay for any sort of expensive packing supplies or other such items; rather, you can simply use clothes, towels, and other soft items that you are already planning on bringing with you on your trip to college.
This can save you some money in the long run and can help you minimize the amount of boxes that you need to bring with you on your trip down. However, I want to make sure that you know that you can use things like bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or air pillows if you so desire. I only suggested using other things because they are easier to find and do not cost any money.
Another tip that I have for you when it comes to getting ready for your first semester of college is that you should really work on your study habits and find something that works for you. Here is the thing about college studying versus high school studying; even if you were that type of person in high school who could get by without studying for most classes, tests, or exams, you will find that this style simply does not work in a college setting.
Rarely will someone ever get through college without having to do some extensive studying for specific exams or clases. Depending on your major and how well you want to do in a class (and also the school you are going to) you may find yourself studyint way more than you are used to.