This post is all about things every college freshman should know before school.
It’s finally here! Your first day of big girl school. You’re a college freshman! Whoop Whoop!
Your dorm room is all cute and Pinterest photo-ready.
You’ve got that first day of school outfit thought completely out. You should be proud of yourself. You are about to embark on one of life’s greatest moments.
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Being a college freshman is a lot to take on.
Starting something new away from home and your comfort zone is never easy. Of course, you’ll miss your family and friends and your old school for a while, but time will heal all of that.
For the first few weeks, you will be meeting new people, seeing new places, and finding your way around your new home for the next 4 years.
You’ll also be forgetting people’s names, walking into the wrong classrooms, and getting lost. You won’t be the only one trust me! But we’ll focus on the good stuff.
It can be nerve-racking when you enter a new school at any age but there’s a different level of anxiety when you get to college.
Most likely because you have heard how difficult it is and how no one is going to hold your hand and blah blah blah. A lot of what you hear is from one person’s experience and perspective.
So, here are some things every college freshman should hear on their first day in college.
This posts shows you what college freshman need to hear before college.
There’s A Whole Freshman Class: You Are Not Alone!
I know it may feel like you are, but I promise everyone is not staring at you. You are not alone in a scary place full of strange grownups who have their sh*t together!
Trust me none of us know wtf we are doing.
Okay, some people do.
But as a freshman, I had no clue.
Yet, there is a whole class of freshmen that are starting out with you and they are just as lost. It’s all about finding the right group of people and be lost together.
If you Miss Home That’s Okay
It’s normal to feel like you want to pack it all backup and go home.
I had never been away from home for more than a week and I was OVER IT! I wanted my own bed and my mommy.
It gets better. The saying “home is where the heart is” never becomes truer until you leave your comfy nest egg for that double twin size bed in a dorm.
It’s okay to have those feelings of wanting to go home.
Stick it out sis and give it time.
My advice would be to find someone that is from your hometown. Even if you don’t know them and just talk to them about things that are familiar to you, it will help to ease the anxiety of missing home.
Freshman Year Is The Best Year Of Your Life
I know you have probably heard it a million times by now from those who have come before you.
Well, here It is again! These are the best times of your life. Live them to the fullest.
If you don’t you will regret it later. Trust me!
Freshman year is the year you begin to find out who you are and what you want this version of you to be like. You’re going to change what you want to be thousand times over, but I digress.
This is the first time your parents don’t have full control over what you do and when.
You are semi-adulting and it’s awesome. It can be lonely in the beginning, but you will find yourself opening to so many new experiences soon.
Have an Open Mind
You are going to encounter so many people from all over the world.
You must be open-minded and embrace other cultures to have a well-rounded experience.
Don’t get too absorbed in the things you have to get done to not notice the beautiful experiences happening around you every day.
You’ll have incredible opportunities in college to witness numerous events that you may have never experienced. Go, learn, and enjoy. It’s an awesome way to meet new college friends.
Your Professors Are On Your Side
College professors are intimidating, to say the least. They all seem so important. They have so many accomplishments under their belt already. Who are you to disturb them during their office hours?
You would be cheating yourself if you didn’t! Meeting your professors outside of the classroom setting is one of the most stress-relieving things you can do for yourself.
It makes them more “human” if that makes sense.
You come to realize that they are people just like you. They have lives and families and a good majority of them are pretty funny. Go to office hours and greet them.
Hi, my name is . I just wanted to stop by because I’m in your class. Your lecture on was really intriguing. I wanted you to remember my face in case I ever needed to shoot you an email about anything. When you know who you are talking to it helps when giving 1 on 1 help in my opinion. I won’t hold you up I just wanted to say hi and that I’m excited to be in your class. Again, my name is .
You’re Going To Be Fine Sis
You are going to be okay. If you are feeling impatient to begin your school years, or you’re feeling anxious and really just want to say forget it and go home.
Realize that you have this in the bag. You will look back on this time and laugh at how nervous you were as a freshman.
These next few years won’t be all butterflies and cotton candy, but you will have great times and experience great personal growth. Your time is now.
Have a great year sis, we’re rooting for you.