1. Don’t start out in a relationship.
If you’re dating someone from highschool, 90% of the time, it will be better to have a fresh start in college. Being in a relationship causes you to feel unable to branch out and meet new people. When i was finally single in college, I met the best friends I’ve ever had and now have the best support system I’ve ever had.
2. Don’t skip your fucking classes.
College is a lot different from high school; your parents won’t get a call if you dont go to class. This makes it a lot easier to feel like sleeping in is okay. It’s not. I skipped so many classes second semester that I almost failed two of them, and it was almost impossible to catch back up. Force yourself to go to sleep at midnight.
The best advice I have regarding parties is
a) never ever EVER go alone.
Always go in a group with at least one designated sober person. This means you’re protected from creepy people
b) NEVER get blackout drunk at ragers
Ever. Get drunk, whatever. but know your limits at all times.
c) Never leave your drink alone and ALWAYS mix your own drinks.
4) DO NOT HANG OUT WITH LOSERS
college is just like high school. There are people that dont know what they want in life other than to get fucked up every night. Surround yourself with people that know what they want, have their life together, and are emotionally stable people(that also know how to party). Hanging out with losers makes you feel like its okay to skip your classes and not care about school(see #2)
5) DO WHAT MAKES YOU FUCKING HAPPY.
Being in college means that you dont have to put up with people bullshit anymore. It means that the choices you make are the ones YOU want to make, not what some bullshit highschool person is telling you to do.
I know no one will read this, but I wish someone had told me all of this stuff before I started college. That is all.