Posts Tagged ‘Freshmen’

8 Things to Do or Learn Before Freshman Year

There are still a few weeks of summer left. That’s enough time for a few more lazy afternoons and some good times and adventures with old friends. But with freshman year looming on the near horizon, it’s also time to start taking concrete steps toward being ready for your first semester of college. 1. Do ...

How to Cultivate Friendships in College

Moving to college is disruptive. The context of your life changes in an instant, and your old friendships take on different roles. You make new friends and find new interests. And, if you begin college knowing no one, you face the very real possibility that you’ll have to face eating lunch alone. Cultivate friendships early ...

How to Stay Safe On and Off Campus

It’s that time of the year when many young Americans decide where they will be going for college in the fall. This is a big step, especially for those who move away from home to attend college. You will live by yourself for the first time, meet a ton of new people, explore a new ...

College Transitions: 7 Study Tips for Freshmen

Editor’s Note: This is part six of College Transitions, a twice-weekly series of video posts brought to you by Lisa Ferguson and TYTUniversity. Studying? Psshh! Yeah, you got that. Just check out these tips to help you study like a pro in college. Prioritize Your Classes Not all classes are the same. As you make your way through college, figure ...

College Transitions: Dorm Life Tips for Freshmen

College Transitions: Dorm Life Tips for Freshmen

Editor’s Note: This is part five of College Transitions, a twice-weekly series of video posts brought to you by Lisa Ferguson and TYTUniversity. Living in a dorm is WAY different from living with your parents. You’ll have more freedom and more friends, but that also leaves plenty of room for drama. Here’s how to kick college off right and make ...

5 Books to Read Before College

There’s the standard list of must-read books for high school and college — and I get that — but there are a ton of books beyond the standard literary canon that college students should delve into. Some are contemporary fiction, others are inspiring nonfiction, and all are going to make you think a little bit ...

4 Skills for Surviving Freshman Year

As college acceptance season comes to an end, many of you may be bitter about not getting into your dream school. The upside is, plenty of schools most likely did accept you and you’ll have fun deciding which is best for you. Over the next few months, nerves will creep up and plenty of questions ...

Survey Finds College Freshmen Partying At Record Low

Incoming freshmen are partying at record low numbers for another straight year, according to an annual survey out of the University of California, Los Angeles. The Cooperative Institutional Research Program’s annual survey on college freshmen norms found 37.3 percent of students reported not partying on a typical week during their senior year in high school. ...