The first day of college almost reminds of back in the day when you were attending High School for the first time, or if you remember, your first day of school.
While this time can be stressful, it isn’t that bad if you know what to expect. Whether you’re going to stay on campus, or you’re going to commute to school, here’s what you should expect on your first day of college. You will find that it won’t be as bad as you think!
Tip #1 Know where your classes are
All colleges will allow you to tour and walk around the campus, since many of them are open all year long. Go to the college before your classes even start and learn where your classes are. This way, you can show up on time. The last thing that you want is to show up late.
Starting your class
On the first day of class, your professors will more than likely talk to you about the class, what they expect from you, as well as hand out a syllabus, so that you know what to expect in the future. The first day of school is generally a orientation class and you won’t learn much.
Learn what you need to bring
If you don’t have your textbooks, don’t worry just yet. Instead, you will learn what books you’re going to need, as well as what supplies they recommend. Bring a pencil and notebook just in case. You will find that others students bring laptops, but this can be a huge distraction as many just surf Facebook and their e-mails.
If you have questions – ask!
The first day is a perfect day to ask questions. Many students are going to have them, so ask your professors about anything related to the class. If you’re ever confused on an issue, it’s always best to ask, because another student may have the same question.
The first week of college isn’t that bad. You will find that there are “welcome week” activities, as well as other groups to help you get to know one another. If you want to be active on campus, I would recommend that you join groups like these.
Other than that, you will find that being on campus will be no different than middle school and high school. Be comfortable, be prepared, and everything should be okay!