Three Pieces of Advice for Incoming College Freshman


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:

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.

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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!

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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!

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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!


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 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.

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About ‘Me’esh My college friends started calling me meesh in the middle of our sophomore year and since then it’s just kind of stuck. But, I am more formally known as Michelle. And, sadly I’m no longer a sophomore in college but now a senior with only one year left to go until I have to take on life in the real world. I’m also experiencing a bit of a reverse culture shock as I just got back from a semester abroad in England. Having not heard a British accent for some time now is throwing me for a loop…but because I just got back I’ve got lots stories to tell and advice to give. Plus, I get to go DIY crazy with all the knick knacks I brought back too. The best way I can think of to describe my blogging style is ‘anything and everything.’ One minute I’ll be posting about a DIY project, the next I’ll be ranting about the horrible service I received at a restaurant, then sharing beauty/style tips and tricks, heck, maybe I’ll even give some advice on life too. For now I’ll be focusing mostly on travel and DIY. Feel free to check my personal blog Just Meesh (, there you can find posst about all the places I visited while abroad and some other stuff too! Cheers.