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7 Things No One Tells You About College: Freshman Year -
College isn’t easy. We all know that. But there are a few things that aren’t in the brochure. Universities may try to provide you with information about what you can expect to learn, and experience in your college years. For most people, the freshman year is their first taste of living alone. Some experiences cannot be conveyed through pamphlets, and orientations. And no, everyone that comes to college isn’t ready to leave home. This post addresses a few things you might not have thought of. I hope this helps prepare you a little better, and may shed light on the little things. Affiliate links are in this post at no cost to you 🙂 read my full disclaimer here. One thing you may not realize about UNI There is a lot of walking involved. Oh, you have a car and an expensive parking pass? Great! Parking is another story all together. Prepare to walk. Often. A pair of good walking/running shoes or sensible business heels will save your life. Make your load light. Invest in a cute leather wristlet/wallet. You never know where you may end up in a day on camp; save your minions keychain for your dorm. To make your high-school bulky backpack more college ready, limit your materials according to the day. I love Jansport bc they’re durable, lightweight, and cute for class. But I carry a heavier Northface backpack I bought in high school. 2 Time Management College is a time to learn to work smarter, not harder. This may not be obvious but know your limits. If you’re not a morning person, don’t schedule 8 am classes; they are NOT the same as high-school 8 am classes. Do not procrastinate, make you schedule as soon as you become cleared to do so!! Be in control…