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25 Pieces Of Advice That Every Stressed-Out Incoming Freshman Needs To Hear ASAP

Don't worry, we've all been there.

25 Pieces Of Advice That Every Stressed-Out Incoming Freshman Needs To Hear ASAP
Cambre Codington

The beginning of the semester is only a few short weeks away and if this is your first year, you might be getting anxious or nervous to leave home and start your life in a completely new environment. Advice from upperclassman can be a lifesaver, at least it was for me during my first week of school. I'm part of a Facebook page and many of the members will be incoming freshmen and were asking advice on everything from keeping in touch with family and if you should go to class. A group of upperclassmen girls compiled a list that I thought really covered everything you might be nervous about!! Take a deep breath, you got this.

1. Go to class—you're paying a lot of money for it

2. Always keep a snack with you 

3. Buy food to keep in your room — dining hall food can get old 

4. Always keep a charger and headphones on you 

5. Start your homework as soon as you're assigned it and study for all your tests — you get out what you put in

6. Go over your syllabi and write down important dates (tests, paper/project due dates, etc.)

7.Call your mom, dad, siblings, grandparents, etc.

8. Take a mental health day every once in awhile 

9. Dedicate some time to yourself each day (go for a walk, go to the gym, take a nap etc.) 

10. Keep up with your friends back home — they'll appreciate it 

11. Don't think you're too cool for people 

12. Be open to new things/ideas — say yes to things you wouldn't normally do 

13. Don't get wasted all the time — it's not cute 

14. Don't go to class drunk/high — not worth it 

15. Don't stay up all night studying — it won't help. If you know it you know it, and if you don't you don't. Same with homework/projects. If it's not done by midnight and not due the next day, go to bed!!!!

16. No one actually knows what they're doing — everyone is figuring it out as they go 

17. Don't judge people — get to know them first 

18. You don't have to go out every weekend 

19. Be nice to everyone — you might meet some cool people that you wouldn't normally hang out with

20. No one actually cares what you're doing

21. Learn to say no, and make sure you have your priorities in check 

22. Handwritten letters to family/friends mean a lot

23. Don't be afraid to ask for help. If you're going through something it's okay to talk to someone. Professors will understand if you need more time with assignments and will be helpful if you go talk to them

24. Go to office hours and talk to your professors and advisors

25. Have fun and enjoy the process. You're in college, you're supposed to have fun! 

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