Freshman year of college is such an exciting time for the beginning of a new you. This is your chance to start fresh, leave the old you in the past (or bring a bit of you along the way), and most importantly, become a better version of yourself. Looking back on freshman year we cannot believe how fast time flies. Your freshman year of college holds tremendous opportunities waiting to be explored. Here are our three bits of advice of things you should know and do your freshman year!
1. Get Involved
As a freshman, you should get involved! Join as many student organizations that you are interested in AND can handle along with your school work. It is a great way to meet new people and it also helps with adapting to campus life. There are a number of clubs and organizations on campus that suit a variety of interests and passions. Check out your student website to see what you could get involved on campus.
2. Utilize your resources
College campuses offer a number of resources for students to utilize during their time at school. Plenty of faculty and staff on campus want to see you succeed and they are willing to provide you with the help and guidance you need. One resource is utilizing your professors office hours (which we highly recommend!). Not only is it a great way to introduce yourself to your professors, but it also shows your dedication to the course and contributes to your overall G.P.A.
3. Ditch procrastination
As a freshman, you will be having a ton of new experiences. It is important to remember to make sure to use your time wisely, especially when it comes to attending class and completing homework assignments. Make use of this new start to become an excellent organizer and stay on top of your tasks and other priorities. If you already know you're a bit of a procrastinator, then try to accomplish your tasks in places that allow for the least amount of distractions, like the library!
Our last bit of advice is to make your freshman year worthwhile, while also staying on top of all of your priorities. If there's one take-away: always put school first!