Thursday, August 13, 2015

10 Things I Wish I Knew My Freshman Year Of College

It is pretty crazy to think that ten years ago I was preparing to move into my freshman dorm. Not to sound like someone’s grandmother, but it really does feel like it was just yesterday. I think it is safe to say that after experience a situation people always seem to reflect back on things they wish they would have know – hindsight is always 20/20. Since schools are starting {in my honest opinion, schools always seem to start back way too early…} and freshmen are moving into college dorms for the very first time I thought I would share 10 things I wish I knew my freshman year off college.

1.      You more than likely will not need the “recommended text book” – as long as you show up for the class and take good notes, chances are you don’t need the text book. Side note: if you are taking an important class that is specifically for your major it might be wise to buy the text book for that class to use as a reference later.
2.    Having a boyfriend your freshman year is overrated. Relationships require work and commitment, instead just have fun your freshman year discovering a new place and making friends.
3.    Going to class makes life easier – fight the urge to skip
4.    Make as many friends as you can your first year – as time goes on you will find out who your real friends are. Plus, people tend to change {mind set, goals, views, style, etc.} at a fast pace in college. Give everyone a chance.
5.    Go to office hours, ask questions, and take advantage of the career center
6.    Get involved right off with anything that interests you – sororities/fraternities, clubs, student run organizations, intramural sports, etc.
7.     Mistakes are a part of life – sometimes making a mistake really can be a blessing in disguise; often times there are lessons hidden in them that allow you to grow and mature as a person. Mistakes happen, don’t dwell on them, learn from them and move on.
8.    Don’t feel pressured to declare a major your first year – there are at least a year, probably a year and a half, of core classes you can take while you decide what you want to major in.
9.    Change is usually always a good thing
10.  College really is a four year vacation – enjoy it, but don’t lose sight of your goals.


  1. 11. Don't be afraid to ask for som help, even if it's college thesis help and your tutor can't do things. Last time I failed at this stage hehe