College Life Advice

Blake Lioi

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.

Email This Story

For some of us Seniors, college is right around the corner. This is a very exciting, but also a very stressful time in our lives. Here are some ideas to make the start of college easier.

Let’s start off with dorms. If you know somebody that is going to the same college as you and you plan to stay on campus, then maybe try to room with them. That way, you know someone and are little more comfortable when you first arrive to college.

If you don’t know anyone going to the same college as you, then find a roommate that has similar interests to you. You really don’t want to room with someone that you will not get along with for the entire year. Most colleges have programs that do their best to place students with similar interests in the same dorm.

After figuring out your dorm situation, I would look into classes and maybe even some clubs to get into so that way you can get to meet more people around campus. For classes, pick essential classes that you need, and some electives that will interest and challenge you.

After picking your classes, I would figure out what your major is going to be. If you are undecided about that, then I suggest taking a variety of different classes to see what you’re interested in. If you know what major you are going to study, make sure to take classes that will fit your major.

The next thing you should do is figure out what to pack. One of my fellow writers, Hana Leftridge, wrote a very good story going into detail about it if you are more interested in this topic but for now, I’ll keep it short and simple. Bring about half your clothes to school, a toothbrush and other hygienic essentials, a comb, a computer or laptop, a printer, a book bag filled with school items, sheets, a blanket, a pillow, a phone charger, headphones or ear phones, possibly posters for decorations, sports equipment if you plan to play a sport, a bike if you can’t drive around campus, and maybe a little TV for some entertainment during your spare time.  

College is a fun and great experience for us young adults. No matter what you do or where you go, make sure you have fun in college and work hard to achieve you degree.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email