Are you a freshmen heading to college soon? This year will be full of many ups and downs, but it will also be a year of surviving and thriving. During this upcoming year of college, keep these tips in mind.
#1. Bring lots of quarters- Now that you are in charge of your own laundry, you’ll need lots of quarters.
#2. Secure a job- The best jobs are available when you first get to campus. When you first get to campus, it would be wise to secure a job to help with all of those new expenses.
#3. Buy your books online- If you want to go broke fast, make sure you buy your books from the bookstore. If you want to save money, rent or buy your books online.
#4. Have a budget in mind- There’s an understanding that college students don’t have a lot of money. Create a budget for yourself so that doesn’t happen to you!
#5. Bring only what you need to college with you- For the next four years you’ll be in a dorm room that’s not very big. Only bring what you need with you to college to help save space. You can always grab what you need when you go home for a visit.
#6. Put yourself out there- In order to make new friends in college, you’ll have to put your best social foot forward. If someone isn’t willing to talk, you might have to make the first move. The people you first meet when you go to college will most likely become some of your best lifelong friends.
#7. Exercise when possible- If you think you can’t gain the freshmen 15, you’re wrong. You now have unlimited access to food with your food plan. Try to exercise when possible, so you can stay happy and healthy.
#8. Take people up on offers- If friends and family offer to visit you in college, take them up on the offer. It’s always nice to have friendly faces around.
#9. Study your heart out- College is four years of your life that you can’t get back. Make sure you study as hard as you can and make the most out of your experience.
#10. Take care of your technology- Since you’re on your own now, make sure you take extra good care of the technology you own. Computers, iPads, and iPhones are not cheap to replace.
Do you have any tips for surviving and thriving freshmen year of college?
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