5 Tips To Survive Freshman Year Of College

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You’ve finally unpacked the last box and are officially settled into your dorm room. You may be a bit hesitant about your freshman year and have no idea how you’re going to survive it. Well, you’re in luck buckaroo!

Here are 5 tips to survive freshmen year of college.

1. Stay Out Of Your Room


No, seriously. Only use your dorm room for sleeping—no, not with other people. Sigh. No one wants to be sexiled. It’s not fun.

A lot of dorms have community space and this is a great way to meet new people. You can have game nights, movie nights, well you get the picture. Trust me, you don’t wanna be the person alone in their dorm room and no one knows you exist. Not fun.

2. Join A Group On Campus


Just be a part of something. Bonus points if it has to do with your major. No clubs or club sports that you like? Start one then! Chances are that there are other people who love the same thing as you. Joining a group on campus is another great way to make friends who have stuff in common with you.

3. For God’s Sake Do NOT Wear Your ID Around Your Neck


Nothing screams FRESHMEAT  like wearing your ID around your neck. Girls, let me introduce you to Vera Bradley. She has a cute little ID wallet combo called a wristlet that is perfect for college (I had one all four years). Guys, your ID WILL scan through your wallet. Well, they should cause my friend does it all the time.

4. Dormcest Is A Real Thing


Just remember that if you sleep with someone on your floor that you’re going to have to see them every day. EVERY DAY! Are you prepared for that? Plus sometimes floormates get pretty close and can even become a little family of friends. Are you prepared to be a Lannister?

5. Don’t Be A Douche


That’s a life rule actually. No one wants to be friends with a douche. If you’re gonna have friends come hang out in your dorm room, it’s common courtesy to let your roommate know at least 3 hours in advance.

You never know, your roommate may have to get up early for an exam that may make or break his or her semester. If this is the case be respectful of your roommate. If you’re not a douche to your roommate, then they shouldn’t be a douche to you. Expect to receive the same type of treatment you dish out.


Don’t forget to comment with any additional tips for college freshmen!


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  1. August 20, 2015 / 4:45 am

    Enjoyed reading every bit of this! Specially those animation thingy I don’t know what’s it called. hahahaahah Thumbs up for this!

    • August 20, 2015 / 4:47 am

      They’re called GIFs. Aren’t they wonderful? 🙂

      • August 20, 2015 / 5:02 am

        Awesome. You created them.yourself?

      • August 20, 2015 / 12:55 pm

        No, they’re a big thing here in the U.S.

  2. August 23, 2015 / 10:09 am

    Love the list! It’s been awhile since I was a freshman but I agree about getting out of your room! I met some of my best friends and my future husband just by walking around campus and talking to people.

  3. August 23, 2015 / 8:46 pm

    Good advice here, thanks!

  4. foxxie52
    August 23, 2015 / 11:32 pm

    Like the GIFS.

    Your last piece of advice is golden. “Don’t be a douche.”

  5. August 24, 2015 / 6:55 am

    I went to a school where me and a lot of my friends also lived. It was a lot of fun. Also if one is going to do the walk of shame, it need to be done with dignity./love Ida

  6. August 30, 2015 / 3:34 am

    Howdy! This post could not be written any better! Looking at this
    article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this.
    I most certainly will forward this article to him. Pretty sure
    he’s going to have a very good read. Thank you for sharing!

  7. September 2, 2015 / 6:28 am

    You start college with a clean academic slate, along with a lot of independence and a myriad of critical decisions as you begin the transition into adulthood. The decisions that you make and the actions you take during this first year of college will have a major impact on the rest of your college experience.

  8. October 15, 2015 / 11:14 am

    Don t stop there! Make a mental note to carry out our advice throughout your college career. Good study habits, networking with others, and having a back-up plan in case of illness is always a good idea, no matter what year in school you are!