Listen up all you freshmen, as you get ready to enter the University bubble for the first time, take a moment and prepare yourself. You only get one shot at the greatest year of your life.
We offer you this, our list of Do’s and Don’ts for a successful first week on campus.
Support Your School – Ditch the trendy style for your college colors. During the first week it’s more than acceptable to support your school, after that you can go back to being trendy again.
Cross-dress – If you go to Alabama, don’t wear a Tide sweatshirt and Auburn sweats. Don’t walk on North Carolina’s campus sporting a Heels shirt and Duke shorts. If somehow you ignore this piece of advice, your first week will be more like hell week.
Soak in the Freedom – There’s no other week during the school year where you won’t face mounds of school work and tireless obligations, so take advantage and soak in your first real taste of freedom.
Forget to Workout – Ever heard the term Freshman 15? Well it’s true, and the first week is a good indication whether those pounds are coming your way. Build in some time between socializing and attending class for a little workout session. Avoid Mountain Dew and Cheetos.
Tailgate the First Football Game – There’s no better tradition for freshmen than attending your school’s first football game. Get there early, make sure you’re supporting your team from head to toe, and remember to study this year’s team so you know what you’re talking about. Nothing’s worse than an uneducated fan. A tailgate is a proper glimpse into what to expect the next several years of your college career.
Forget to Go to Class – If you don’t go to class your first week, your time as a freshman in college will be a short one. Even though college quickly presents several welcomed distractions, learning is why we all go to college, so get your butt to class and enjoy the rest.
Put Yourself Out There – Meet new people, try new activities, go see new music. Don’t go into college with a closed mind, because nobody cares who you were in high school, even if you were prom king or the quarterback.
What else do college freshman need to know?