‘Freshman Week’ Posts

Freshman Week: The 5 Best Apps for Freshmen

Freshman Week: The 5 Best Apps for Freshmen

While a large part of the college experience is about becoming independent, responsibility is the biggest byproduct of independence. For many, dealing with the transition to college life is natural; others may struggle to lead a balanced, organized life. In the past, we’ve often talked about ways students can organize their lives, as well as ...

Freshman Week: 8 Things Not to Do Freshman Year

Freshman Week: 8 Things Not to Do Freshman Year

Moving to college is a stressful moment—a full transition from life at home to a new academic, social, geographic, and personal reality. For many of us who set out on the stereotypical dorm life college reality, freshman year involves packing up and moving out, in a single moment becoming both a college student and someone ...

Freshman Week: Packing for Freshman Year

Freshman Week: Packing for Freshman Year

Heading to college after your last summer home can be a relatively stressful time. From figuring out what textbooks are needed, to making sure there are enough supplies to get through the semester and even to sorting through which clothes to leave home and which to bring, packing for freshman year isn’t easy. Going into ...

Welcome to Freshman Week 2014

Welcome to Freshman Week 2014

Last year, HackCollege organized its first ever Freshman Week. While students were preparing to head to college for the time or just getting settled in, we decided it was fitting to dedicate an entire week to articles that focused on helping freshmen transition smoothly into college life. This year, we’ll work on tackling even more ...

Freshman Week: 5 Ways to Survive College on a Budget

Freshman Week: 5 Ways to Survive College on a Budget

College is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life. But if you are not used to budgeting your funds, you can quickly find yourself scraping the barrel. The first few weeks of college will be packed full of things that cost you money, whether it be buying new books for your studies or ...

Freshman Week: How to Tame Your Freshman Ego

Freshman Week: How to Tame Your Freshman Ego

Whether you think so or not, almost everyone coming into a prestigious college (like the one I’m sure you’re going to) will have a very big ego come freshman year. After all, everyone just spent the summer riding on the high of their own accomplishments. At big-name schools especially, everyone loves to remember the reasons ...

Freshman Week: 7 Money Tips for College Students

Freshman Week: 7 Money Tips for College Students

With summer in its final weeks and school around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to fit in an awesome semester on a tight budget. Spending in college adds up — whether it’s on textbooks, rent, groceries, or especially, nights out. However, saving money and budgeting shouldn’t be something to ...

Freshman Week: How to Not Look Like a Freshman

Freshman Week: How to Not Look Like a Freshman

You’ve finalized your freshman class schedule, you’ve met up with a couple friends from orientation, and perhaps you’re okay with the fact that even though summer break has met an untimely death, its abrupt termination nevertheless signals promising opportunities for learning that are just around the corner. However, among the plentiful pros of starting academically ...

Freshman Week: Dorm Room Decorating on a Budget

Freshman Week: Dorm Room Decorating on a Budget

The cement walls of dorm rooms can frustrate in a few ways — they’re usually way too close to each other, they are somehow thin enough to hear everything your neighbors are up to, and they’re so ugly. But before you drop lots of money at the start-of-school poster sale and IKEA, try out these ...

Freshman Week: How to Make the Dean’s List

Freshman Week: How to Make the Dean’s List

Many of us are aware that there is a Dean’s List. Some of us come close to making it, and even fewer have actually made it onto the list. Here are a few things that you can do to make the Dean’s List and stay on top of your studies, no matter what your major ...

Freshman Week on HackCollege

Freshman Week on HackCollege

For many of you, the fall semester will begin soon and the nerves will set in after the high of move-in day wears off. To help you get through your Freshman year, we’ll be bringing you a variety of ways to make the most of your first year while maintaining the grades your parents expect ...