You may have been a Rockstar in the past or maybe even a total Wallflower in High School, however moving away to college is a chance to reinvent yourself and start fresh.
As a new college freshman, you are going to be approached with a tidal wave of new experiences, friends, and opportunities. Conversely, you will also have some pretty epic failures as well. There’s no way around it. However, these top 10 tips for college freshmen will help you limit the times that you have to face palm yourself over and over again.
10 Tips for College Freshmen: #1
Unless your name is Warran Buffet, college textbook prices are steep for just about anyone who has to pay them. Try and save some extra money by heading to the library after the first day of class renting the books that you need for free.
10 Tips for College Freshmen: #2
There’s no need to smell like last month did. Try not to put yourself in laundry checkmate by staying on top of your laundry. Invest in a small laundry basket and build a routine of doing your laundry once the bin gets full.
10 Tips for College Freshmen: #3
Just because your parents aren’t around to buy groceries, doesn’t mean you get to blow the rest of your money partying the night before an exam!
10 Tips for College Freshmen: #4
There’s nothing wrong with getting tattoos. However, if your aim is to get a tattoo you want to be in control of WHEN it ends up on your body. No need waking up with a tattoo that you didn’t want.
10 Tips for College Freshmen: #5
Your new dorm roommate can prove to be a great friend or your biggest enemy. Don’t ruin a good thing by keeping them up until 3 am chatting with your girlfriend or boyfriend on Skype. Nobody likes that roommate! So don’t be that guy.
10 Tips for College Freshmen: #6
When you go home every weekend you are missing the opportunity to meet new people and test your new independence. Go out and try some new things.
10 Tips for College Freshmen: #7
Just because you can eat pizza, cookies, and hot wings at 2 am doesn’t mean that you should. That’s the fastest way to take you from gaining your Freshman 15 to your Freshman 50.
10 Tips for College Freshmen: #8
Unless you enjoy looking like a zombie from the Walking Dead, then maybe you stay away from taking classes between 6 am to 8 am. I promise that there is no amount of coffee on the planet that will get me to learn Calculus at 6:30 am.
10 Tips for College Freshmen: #9
Stop asking your Mom and Dad to fix your issues. They have already served their time dealing with your shenanigans. You’re an adult now. If you made the mess then you need to clean it up. Then once you’re done, reflect on it and grow.
10 Tips for College Freshmen: #10
I beg you to NOT walk into a shared public shower area without shower shoes. Imagine the worst scene from CSI…now double it! Don’t say that I didn’t warn you.