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 problems incoming freshmen face in their first semester of college. Whether that be what to bring to school, general anxiety, socializing, being independent, the goal is to make freshman year less scary and more exciting.

In the meantime, take a look at some of the best content to come out of last year’s Freshman Week, as well as HackCollege’s College Transitions video series, hosted by TheYoungTurks’ Lisa Ferguson.

Best of Freshman Week 2013

College Transitions


In the comments below, let us know if there is a specific topic you’d like to see us cover during Freshman Week. And if you think your freshman experience can help other students, pitch an article idea by emailing mark [at]