Tag: freshman orientation

5 Essential Tips for Having the Best Freshman Orientation Ever (from an OL!)

Student, Campbell College

Incoming college freshmen, you're getting close to what we hope are your most amazing years so far, and they begin with what can be the best weekend yet: freshman orientation! read more

Top 6 Reasons to Go to Freshman Orientation

Student, Brandeis University

Freshman orientation is good for more than collecting free t-shirts and lanyards. Although, yeah, that's a pretty good reason too. read more

Freshman Orientation Do's and Dont's

Student, Morehead State University

You can get a lot more out of going to your freshman orientation than a free t-shirt and lanyard. read more

10 Tips on How to Survive (and Thrive) Your First Year of College

Associate Director, Residence Life and Housing, University of Redlands

What does it take to make the most of freshman year? In addition to a willingness to try new things, introduce yourself to new people, and develop a new appreciation for ramen noodles, a university insider suggests you try these 10 things. read more

Transferring Myths Series: Making Friends

Editor, Carnegie Communications

Transfer students don't graduate on time. Transfer students don't make as many friends on their new campuses. Transfer students have cooties. Nothing like a myth to scare you out of trying something new, right? read more

10 Tips for the First Week of College

Educational Consultant, Research Psychologist, and Writer

Where is that chemistry lab held? How do you connect to the Internet? Where can I get a burger after midnight?! That first week in college can be crazy, but you'll sail through it like an upperclassman if you follow these tips. read more

The Top 10 Myths About Attending University in America

Director, International Student Services, Pepperdine University

Many students who come to study in America have expectations about campus life shaped by television and movies, or by offhand comments from well-meaning friends and family. Here's the truth behind some of the most common myths. read more

Understanding Culture Shock

Senior Writer/Editor, Marywood University

Wheels thump onto the runway. Engines scream in protest at being thrust into reverse. The aircraft slows. The lighted seat belt sign flicks off. You stand up, gather your carry-on bags from the overhead bin, slowly make your way through the crowd of passengers, and hurry up the ramp into...what? read more