With the first day of college classes fast approaching, you may be feeling a mix of emotions as you embark on a new chapter in your life. Feeling stressed and overwhelmed may be part of the mix, but proper preparation can help to alleviate some of those emotions. Here, you will find some general preparation tips to make your transition to college as smooth as possible.
Contact Your Roommate - You should touch base with him or her on what each of you needs to bring for the dorm. It is also a good chance to begin forming a relationship with the person you'll be living with for the next year.
Get Connected - Make sure that your computer is all set up before classes begin. It is going to be an important part of your everyday life.
Improve Yourself - Identify some areas you'd like to work on in your new environment.
Meet People - Introduce yourself to some people in your dorm. If your area of study determines your housing, then you may be able to meet people in your classes.
The following tips are meant for your first week, but they are valuable advice for any point in your academic career.
Start Your Day Right - Get a good night's sleep and have a healthy breakfast in the morning. How you start your day can affect how you feel throughout the rest of it.
Plan Ahead - Pack your bag and pick your outfit the night before, this gives you extra time in the morning.
Do Your Homework - Before your classes begin, it’s a good idea to look over the textbook and any digital syllabi your professors may have made available.
Make a Schedule - Visit your classes beforehand so you know how long it will take you to get there. Allocate a little extra time for traffic.
Take Time for Yourself - Try to schedule lunch or coffee with a friend if you have time. Taking a moment to decompress can really help.
Stay Ahead - It can be tempting to wait until the last minute to do your work. Try to get off to the right start by finishing your first assignments early.
Hopefully, you find some of these tips helpful as you make your big transition. Good luck at College!
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