Seven “DON’Ts” for a stress-free freshman year

DON’T depend on your academics for a fulfilling year

Courtesy of Hesston College Horizon
Take advantage of the time and leniency you have as a freshman — it’s possible you won’t get it again in college. (Courtesy of Hesston College Horizon)

College provides a platform for you to experience your first breaths of freedom as an adult and determine what you are and who you are for yourself. Don’t think that this time is solely about getting good grades and finding good teacher recommendations. While doing so is the foremost reason why you are here, it should not be the entirety of your experience. Plenty of freshmen become too consumed with work during the year, only to finish their experience regretting not having appreciated the relatively easy, free time-laden freshman year to explore the abundant campus resources or relish the daily fun events. College is as much about succeeding academically as it is socially and personally, and freshman year is the foreground of that wholly fulfilling experience. The most important thing to remember as a freshman is that you are only going to be in college once and you still have three years ahead of you to constantly live, learn and rediscover yourself. So buckle up for the ride but don’t forget to smell the roses along the way; we all envy you freshmen and how much time you have lying ahead.

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