6 Tips I Wish I Had Known As A Freshman
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6 Tips I Wish I Had Known As A Freshman

Going into your freshman year of college can be hard and confusing, so here's 6 tips I knew at the start of freshman year.

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6 Tips I Wish I Had Known As A Freshman

1. Don't be someone you're not.

This one was hard for me, there is so much pressure to try and fit in and hide who you really are. College is the time to be open and accepting, you really find out who you really are and what you want in life. So embrace yourself for you not anyone else.

2. It is okay to be unsure and confused.

College is a time of confusion where you experience different things that may make no sense at all. Just experience things to help you make things make sense.

3. You can change majors or schools.

Changing your major or school or both can be a scary thing to do. But it is okay to change your mind, a lot of people do both. Just follow your gut in these decisions.

4. Get involved.

Get involved in things that pique your interest, whether it's playing a club sport or getting involved in a club related to your major or joining greek life. Getting involved is the best way to grow your network and meet friends.

5. Don't overpack.

I feel like for most girls this is a hard one, especially for me. Bring what you need to college and don't bring excess. Odds are you'll end up revamping your wardrobe at school anyways and you get so many free t-shirts that you'll be set for a while.

6. Open up.

It's hard to be an open book but opening up and being comfortable with yourself around people you become friends with is important. Odds are these people might be your friends for life and you can form stronger connections with people when you can relate to them on more than just the surface.

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