Before You Go, Get To Know Your College!

Though orientation week may have helped you get to know your college campus a tad better, you may still be in the dark about a few things.  For some of you, college begins at move-in day, for others of you (because you’re sticking local) it’s the the first day of class. Which ever it may be, the idea of stepping out of your comfort zone can be daunting.  

So… Before you spiral into a panic attack, be sure to take a breather and/or stop, drop, and roll with these 5 tips on how to familiarize yourself with your college before you get there:

#1: Check out your colleges social clubs!
Look up your college’s social clubs and if any of them stand out or appeal to you, you can always call and/or email a member to find out more about their program or social functions at the school. Getting to know the members before you get to college will clear the path to making friends once you get there! 

#2: Join your colleges Facebook group!
Get to know your peers before you get to college by joining the college’s fan page and Facebook group. 

#3: Research your college’s sports stats & line ups!
Whether it’s through your college directly, ESPN, Fox Sports or some major network that provides the details following your college’s sports teams is a great way to familiarize yourself with where your college stands in the sports arena as well as a great conversation starter when meeting new people. 

#4: Identify what college events & parties you should attend!
Similar to the social clubs that your college offers, there are activity boards that will list up coming celebrations and/or events that are worth attending. 

#5: Start reading your college online publication articles!
Even if you aren’t much of a reader subscribing to your college’s publication (student paper) or taking a looking at the campus guide will give you more insight into your college’s voice/tone with its students and what the noteworthy events are. 

Good luck,


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