Tips For Seniors on Thriving in College Next Fall

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Seniors Rayan Amir, Brandi Stover and Ben Ell reenact a scene from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” while in their college merch.

By Karsyn Williams

STUDY HABITS

Find study habits that work best for you and begin studying early on to avoid rushing and cramming information the night before. Don’t be afraid to get help from peers or professors.

TIME MANAGEMENT

During your freshman year, it’s important to be sure to manage time wisely and consistently. Organize your schedule not only around classes but also including study time, work, extracurriculars and free time. Use a planner or set reminders on your phone of upcoming deadlines and tests.

MAJORS

Research careers and occupations that interest you and figure out what majors they require. Narrow down your choices based on your experiences in different classes. If you’re having troubles, contact your advisors or professors to get help on finding the right path for you.

BEING HOMESICK

Adapting to life away from home will take some time, but one way to avoid being homesick is calling and contacting friends and family often. Make time to allow yourself to visit home and see your loved ones when possible.

GET INVOLVED AND HAVE FUN

Universities have a wide variety of clubs so don’t be afraid to join a few. Stay active with a club sport, connect to others with similar interests and get involved in your community. Most importantly, enjoy your time at college and have fun.