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The Freshman Do’s and Don’ts: What you need to know when you’re going to a new school

Fresh meat on the campus can be a good thing or a bad thing, depends how you handle yourself

Summer has pretty much come to an end and school is just around the corner. You just finished middle school or high school and are now headed to the bigger leagues as a freshman, or as one of the more popular terms used nowadays, “fresh meat.” Now of course, the way you need to conduct yourself will vary depending on whether you are entering college or high school and this guide is to supply you with the do’s and don’ts behind being a freshman. This blog is for college students, so freshmen, listen up!

Don’t Carry a Map Around

I know it sounds a little strange as to why I would advise against this, but based off of my observations, I highly recommend it. Being a freshman on a new campus means that people expect you to look like you have no idea what you’re doing, one indicator being you have no idea where you are. The minute you pull out a map, it is a red flag to most other sophomores and upperclassmen that you are new.

Learn your campus ahead of time by learning where your classes will be and finding the big hotspots on campus, which are usually places where most students will convene to hang out/study. The more cognoscente you are about direction, the better you’ll look in the eyes of others because of your confidence.

Do join organizations

Though your main objective in college is to get an education, it is also about the connections you make with other people. And the only way you’re really going to make any connections is by getting involved. Most campuses are filled with countless number of organizations but it’s your job to find out which one is right for you. Each campus has an online website with a database of all student organizations, so be sure to reference that.

These are just two tips for you to get you started off on how to prepare for college life. There are a lot more tips which will be coming your way soon.

Here’s a crash course into college nights, in case you were wondering: Asher Roth – I Love College – via YouTube