Tip #1: You are not special. Everyone is in this situation and everyone is uncomfortable. Just take a breath and take in the changes.
Tip #2: Respect your roommate. Respect his/her privacy, bedtime, and belongings.
Tip #3: Respect your side of the room. Your roommate will NOT be happy if you’ve got empty pizza boxes and piles of dirty laundry scattered over your bed and desk. “But I’m a messy person” — NOT ANYMORE. “My roommate said they don’t care” — THEY DO.
GET BUSY! Go out and do stuff, hang out with friends, walk around your floor and meet people. If you’re doing something and with people you’re less likely to miss your parents. If you get homesick when you’re trying to fall asleep, watch something funny on tv or Netflix. I recommend 30 rock, parks and rec, the office…
totally normal to be nervous. you’re not alone — every freshman is in the same situation
I’d say ease your way into it. Make sure you’re with friends and try not to drink too heavily if you’re unsure of your surroundings. More than anything, trust your gut. If something feels wrong, it probably is.
ughh i’m working on it, i have a life GOSSSHHHH
I disagree. College is the time to take risks, do stupid shit (not too stupid), and try new things. Because once you graduate, you’re in the real world and your excuses won’t matter.
Absolutely not. It’s really common to take summer classes, and way more manageable when you don’t have a ton of other things going on. I took bio last summer and had a great experience.