Must-Know Advice For Every Incoming Baylor University Freshman
Start writing a post

4 Pieces Of Advice For All Baylor Freshmen, Before You Put On The Green And Gold

It's not as scary as you think.

Baylor Line

The school year is right around the corner and I know we are all SO excited. Going back to school is never fun but when you're going into your freshman year of college, it is one of the most exciting moments in your life. You're out of your parent's house and living in a closet-sized dorm room with a roommate living your best life. You have the next four years to be whatever you want to be.

Being a freshman in college is a blast. Your classes aren't too terrifying yet and everyone in your dorm hall is open to meeting new people and creating the best memories to bring back to their friends from home. As a senior in college, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. No matter what school you go to or how hard you try, to the upperclassmen, it is obvious if you are a freshman. This is not a bad thing. We've all been there. We've all had to endure hearing the phrases "fresh meat," "freshies," or "frosh." So don't take it personally when someone older than you makes a comment on how young you look or when they say "I remember when I was a freshman. Man, I'm so old now." We are just still coming to terms that we have to become adults sooner than later and grow up.

Freshman year should be the best time of your life. Enjoy every party you go to, every conversation you have, say yes to new adventures. Don't be afraid to make memories with the people that are around you. Join a club, fraternity or sorority if you're into that. Join a church and get connected. Get a job doing something that pertains to your major (trust me, this is so important!). The sooner you get connected and make the college you chose feel like home, the faster you don't look like a freshman.

So, in order to prepare for your freshman year, here are four things to keep in mind when preparing for your freshman year.

1. Don't Bring A Bad Attitude

College can be overwhelming and scary, but the key to being successful and enjoying it is to keep a good attitude. Of course, there will be bad days. There will be times where you feel like you won't be successful because of a test you failed or your alarm clock went off late and your entire day is thrown off. But if you keep a good attitude and surround yourself with great friends, college won't seem as daunting and scary.

2. Sometimes You Will Fail

There is no doubt that there will be times you will fail. You will fail a test, you will fail at getting up on time for class and there will be times where you just want to give up and stay in bed all day, and that is OK! College is hard but can be so rewarding if you don't allow yourself to be defeated. Finding people to encourage you through the hardships that will undoubtedly happen is so important for your success in college.

3. Surround Yourself With Good People

There is no doubt that I wouldn't be the person I am today without the help of the people I have surrounded myself with since the beginning of my freshman year. They are the people I go to when I want to have fun, the people I go to when I need a shoulder to cry on, and the people who are there when I need help. Find friends who you can depend on. They will be there for you when you're parents can't be.

4. Your Professors Are More Than Just Your Professors

Professors are there to teach you, but they are also so much more. They are your mentors, your encouragers, and they are your friends. Don't dismiss them when they say they are there for you if you need help or need to talk. They truly want you to succeed, so let them help you.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

2026: the year the Fifa World Cup Returns to North America

For the first time since 1994 the United States will host a world cup (for men's soccer)

2026: the year the Fifa World Cup Returns to North America
Skylar Meyers

The FIFA World Cup is coming to North American in 2026!

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

An Open Letter to Winter

Before we know it April will arrive.


Dear Winter,

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

6 Questions To Ask Yourself When Cleaning Up Your Room

This holiday break is the perfect time to get away from the materialistic frenzy of the world and turn your room into a decluttered sanctuary.


Cleaning isn’t just for spring. In fact, I find school’s holiday break to be a very effective time for decluttering. You’re already being bombarded by the materialistically-infatuated frenzy of society’s version of Christmas, Hanukah, etc. It’s nice to get out of the claustrophobic avarice of the world and come home to a clean, fresh, and tidy room. While stacking up old books, CDs, and shoes may seem like no big deal, it can become a dangerous habit. The longer you hang onto something, whether it be for sentimental value or simply routine, it becomes much harder to let go of. Starting the process of decluttering can be the hardest part. To make it a little easier, get out three boxes and label them Donate, Storage, and Trash. I'm in the middle of the process right now, and while it is quite time consuming, it is also so relieving and calming to see how much you don't have to deal with anymore. Use these six questions below to help decide where an item gets sorted or if it obtains the value to stay out in your precious sanctuary from the world.

Keep Reading... Show less

Why I Don't Write (Or Read) An "Open Letter To My Future Husband/Wife"

Because inflated expectations and having marriage as your only goal are overrated.

Urban Intellectuals

Although I have since changed my major I remember the feverish hysteria of applying to nursing school--refreshing your email repeatedly, asking friends, and frantically calculating your GPA at ungodly hours of the night. When my acceptance came in I announced the news to friends and family with all the candor of your average collegiate. I was met with well wishes, congratulations, and interrogations on the program's rank, size, etc. Then, unexpectedly, I was met with something else.

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Meet the creators making their voices heard on Odyssey.

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week
Why I Write On Odyssey

At Odyssey, we're on a mission to encourage constructive discourse on the Internet. That's why we created the response button you can find at the bottom of every article.

Last week, our response writers sparked some great conversations right here on our homepage. Here are the top three response articles:

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments