Advice for Freshman Year | Campus Tour 2019
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So it is the end of the day, and I am just kind of chilling in my room, so I thought I'd take some time. Tio, you know, talk about some tips for your first year of college, and this kind of applies to no matter where you go. Um, just some things that I learned from my freshman year. Make sure that you do not Where your lady it around your neck. Okay, this is gonna sound really silly you know, I saw this in an advice video going into my freshman year. It's all easily the best advice that I ever gotten about my freshman year. I think that you need, um it is like a telltale sign that you are a freshman. If you're wearing a lanyard around your neck and then it ruins all of your pictures from freshman year, you're always wearing your lender around your neck, So if you can avoid it, don't wear I d on your neck carried in your pocket in your bag back. Don't just stick to your roommate as your friend, really make an effort to go out there and talk to different people. People kind of get in the habit of getting into a rut their freshman year and only talking to a specific group of people or the first person that they're friends with and, yes, like that can work out. I am still best friends with the first person I ever talked to you at Laila, and I consider that such a great blessing. You know that friendship was built upon us also getting to know other people and exploring different friendships in building up our friend group. A big thing was, I went around my freshman year. It would just say hi to people on my floor, and honestly, it makes a big difference. You have more friendly faces on campus, and it can help you to feel more comfortable and more at home and help you find your people easier. Number three join clubs join a sport something like get involved on campus. There are so many opportunities and that no matter what college campus you go to. There are always things happening, always events going on so honestly, just get involved. Like if you're passionate something, just pursue it because, honestly, you're paying so much money to go to a good school and to get a certain experience, and that experience is what you make of it. You know, go out there and really get the best of your experience and your what your money is buying. Whether that be joining a club for spending a sport or just like hanging out at the library. Whatever that means to you, make sure that you do it. Be really intentional about how you care for yourself your first year. I know a lot of people that were going through a really rough time their freshman year, and there could be a lot of shame surrounding that. So don't be afraid to have those uncomfortable conversations with your friends to talk about, you know, feeling unsure if you're at the right school problems, friendships, relationships being away from your family because everyone's going through it together, and if you talk about it, then there's last stigma around it, and then you can get help that you need and kind of hell. Because you know, it's your first time living on your own for most people, and that's scary. So I know that you are in this alone and that you're going to make it through. I hope you have a wonderful college experience and a great freshman year.