1. On the first day of class pick a good seat
A good seat for you might be a bad seat for someone else. It depends on where you want to sit for the rest of the semester.
2. Find a buddy in each class
Chances are you'll miss an instruction the teacher gives. Instead of emailing the teacher you can just text your bud.
3. Eat all you can at buffet style dining halls
Pay one price, eat all night.
4. Don't just yell out anything in class
Your reputation will be sealed. Wait until at least week 4 to blurt out guesses.
5. Dress to impress
If you feel like you can dress to impress the whole semester.
6. Or just dress to be moderate
No one will be expecting you to look your best Monday at 8 AM.
7. Have a little bit of school spirit
It's more fun than being too cool to enjoy yourself.
8. Be prepared
Anything can happen in the first week, so plan ahead.
9. Don't panic
Everything is going to work out fine, even if sometimes it doesn't seem like it.
10. Look over the syllabus
Even if you go over it, nothing ruins week 3 more than finding out you have a ten page paper due that you didn't know about.
11. Play some sports
Take time to have some fun at the rec, you probably get in for free anyways.
12. Know what you want
And what you don't want.
13. Have a squad dinner
Because you know you've all missed each other over break.
14. Buckle up
The semester will be taking off a lot quicker than you expect.