Move-in day is only a couple of weeks away! Are you curious about campus life? Are you nervous about freshman year at Tufts? Fret not, this article is for the new, incoming class of 2020. Read this article to know all about the do's and don'ts for your first year here!
Do: Leave your dorm room open for the first few weeks at Tufts.
It’s a nice way for your floor mates to pass by and see a friendly, open door. An open door equals an open invitation for possible friends to come say hello!
Don’t: Skip class
College = loads of free time. You may be tempted to sleep in and skip a class. But, I advise you not to! Go to class. It is where you will meet a majority of your classmates, get to know your professor, and where you will learn material for exams.
Do: Get out of your comfort zone and try new things.
College is an exciting place to start a new chapter of your life! Get involved in different activities and meet new people. Do not hesitate to join an extracurricular group! Try out an acappella group, join a club sport, or go to a fitness group. Tufts offers a variety of clubs and activities freshman can join; take advantage of it!
Don’t: Spread yourself too thin.
College is a new environment, and you might get overwhelmed. Do not spread yourself too thin and become stressed with everything you have signed up for. You’re not a robot, so limit yourself to some degree. Yes, you may want to sign up for everything at the activities fair. However, remember that you will have other obligations such as attending classes, studying, and going out to explore Boston!
Do: Explore the city of Boston.
Tufts is in such a great location — we’re five miles outside of Boston. The Red line is just a short walk away! Go explore downtown Boston, Chinatown, or just even Davis Square. There’s lots to discover in a new city.
Don’t: Go explore Boston by yourself.
Make sure you bring your friends to go explore Boston! It’s not fun to be alone in a new city, so ask your new found friends to go out with you.
Do: Be excited!
You're attending Tufts! Freshman year is only a few weeks away. Enjoy the last few weeks you have left at home, because soon enough you will enter a whole new and exciting environment.