With my senior year fast approaching, I’m feeling all sorts of emotions. It’s crazy how fast time has gone by, and I reflect back to my early college days on how far I've come in almost 4 years.There are a lot of things I did my freshman year that helped me make friends and succeed in my studies. With move in day right around the corner, I figured I’d share my best pieces of advice for incoming freshman:
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1. Get to know your floor mates
When you move into your dorm, make an effort to get to know the people living on your floor. Either go door-to-door to introduce yourself or introduce yourself at the 1st floor meeting. It’s really your first opportunity to meet new people. And if you and your roommate don’t turn out to be best friends, you have other people nearby you can hang out with. One of the best friends I made in college lived across the hall from me. If I had not been involved with floor activities, I would not have made such a lasting and wonderful friendship.
2. Join at least 1 club
Clubs are a great way to explore something new and make more friends with similar interests. If you are attending a big school it helps make the campus feel a lot smaller because you have a group of people to relate to. For me, I decided to join a sorority on campus. Though it can be a nerve racking process, in the end it worked out! Joining a sorority gave me the opportunity to build friendships across the entire Greek community. Whether you decide to join Greek Life is totally up to you! Either way, make a point to join a club whether it be a sports club, an art club, or a squirrel lovers club. Get involved, you won’t be disappointed!
3. Make friends in your major
Having friends as resources to study and work on assignments with will make your life infinitely easier. It also ensures that you will always have someone to sit with in class; which might just making a boring class a little bit more fun!
There are probably a million other pieces of advice I could give you as you get ready to start your college career, but these are just a couple key things to keep in mind as you anxiously await move in day. Wishing all you incoming freshmen the best of luck!Cheers.Also if you are a female interested in going Greek or are unsure if you’d like to do so, feel free to contact me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ve been on all sides of the recruitment process and am happy to give advice or answer any questions you may have about the process.