Move in day was hard, I had no idea what I was doing or where I was going.
It took me twenty minutes to find the parking lot, but the hardest part wasn’t moving in or trying to find my way around campus. It was the leaving my old life behind. Going to college for me, was a fresh start and growing up always surrounded by family and friends it was really hard to make that transition to college and being near people that I hardly knew or didn’t know at all.
Being on campus was so intimidating, the people were so intimidating and it’s only my fourth day here. But, I’ve made some new friends already who are so sweet and I see myself being friends with them for a while. We’re all so different from each other and I guess that’s why we just clicked.
The campus is relatively small which is both good and bad in some ways. Good because things are a lot closer, everyone’s this tight knit group. Well, so far for me at least. And the atmosphere of campus is welcoming and it makes you genuinely want to be there.
The bad ways can be countless things, not getting along with your roommate, not liking your floor mates. Not knowing what you’re doing or where you’re going and just all around feeling lost and alone.
However, it’s easy to get back on the right track. Move in day is tough, and everything’s so hectic. Take some time and just sit down and breathe, don’t try to rush into everything. Moving in early helped me transition a little better and it led me to meet some new friends.
On your first day, I’d recommend branching out and finding some friends, talk to people. Don’t be shy, put yourself out there. People will talk back and they will listen. Don’t be afraid to walk up to someone and talk, make friends with the girls/guys on your floor or in your hall. It’s like this big community and there are so many people willing to help you.
I may just be biased but I’ve only been here for five days but that’s irrelevant.
All I can say is be courteous and lenient with your roommate. There’s two of you sharing a room, you’ll have to compromise because there’s going to be two of you. It’s going to be give and take.
I’d have more information but I’m just starting out and winging it here.