Are you almost starting your first day of school? Are you entering the school as a college freshman? Are you uncertain of what to do or nervous that you’d mess up on that first day?
If you answered all the questions with a big YES, then you should definitely read on, ’cause as exciting as it may seem, college is never easy.
Although it’s announced that classes will be starting, there is still a big chance that some teachers would not show up, so be ready in case you get bored.
You’re in a totally new environment, you’d surely be left with no one in the beginning. Don’t worry. Sooner or later you’d meet someone you could hang out with. Most of the time, it will be your seatmate.
This is not only for your professors but for your prospective friends as well. Be who you are. Don’t fake it ’cause sooner or later you’ll regret it. And always remember to smile. It’s the sign of openness to new possibilities.
As much as you want to impress others by your cool fashion statement, the first day of class is usually the time for exploring the campus as well as the city you’re in. This would entail a LOT of walking, so be sure that you’re not merely fashionable but also comfortable.
These are new people and a new place. Make sure your stuff don’t go losing on you.
College is the time when students get to have their subjects on different classrooms and different schedules. So as not to be late or get lost – even enter the wrong class – try to familiarize yourself with your classes on that day, at what time and on which classroom.
Make sure you get to do this even before the start of classes. This would ensure that you already know your environment and would really save you time in the future. Tag along with old buddies, new friends or even seniors so that you know where you’re going.
Organizations or clubs are a great place to meet people who have the same hobbies and interests as you. Your course or major usually has one too, so try asking around. This is a great way of socializing and having a great and memorable time in college.
Learn which days are holidays (some schools vary) or have institutional activities by asking for the Calendar of Activities, know who your School Administrators are as well as the members of the Student Council, and ask around as to when you should or should not wear your school uniform. Also, learn the school’s Rules and Regulations and even those of your department’s special policies.
This doesn’t only mean the older students with the same course or major as you, but even your department head, dean, guidance counselor and anyone else who could help you out while in college.