Going away to college is one of the most exciting times in a young person's life, but it can also be overwhelming and stressful. Don't let the nerves get to you early. Here are seven things you should know before starting your first semester.
Get to Know the Campus
You don't want to be late on your first day of class, so learn the layout of campus before school starts. If you're going to be walking around at night, find safe paths in well lit areas that will get you back to your dorm safely. If it is going to be a new town for you, get to know the local supermarkets and the nearest parks and libraries. If you know the hang-outs early on, you'll have a good idea of where to make friends.
Budget Your Time
After the structured world of high school, creating your own schedule might seem intimidating, so be sure to give yourself ample time to study and prepare assignments. You don't want to burn out either, so be sure to schedule in time for relaxing and socializing.