freshman year

This posts offers guidance on the 5 most relevant and fraught topics your freshman (or freshwoman) will continually face as he or she evolves from an incoming 9th grader to bona fide high schooler. They are, in no particular order.
By Lexi Hill, University of South Carolina ‘18   Freshman year of college is literally the best and worst thing that can
By Fre’Dasia Daniels, University of North Texas ‘20   Freshman year is a series of huge changes after high school. Here’s
The freshman year of college is a time of transition from adolescence to adulthood. Living independently for the first time and directing your own life -- academically, socially and organizationally -- can be daunting but it need not be a time of upheaval.
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a perfectly scripted conversation when it comes to college drinking. A lot of students will choose to drink alcohol at some point during their first year. That's the reality.
According to the NCES the total number of undergraduate enrollment is projected to increase by 14 percent between now and
You go to college to learn. That's the whole point of it. After having completed my freshman year, however, I realized that you learn just as much outside the classroom as you do inside it. And, believe me, these lessons will bruise you and break you just as much as the exams and labs do.
In late summer 2014, as he began his ninth and last year as the President of Cornell, David Skorton asked vital questions
But, sadly, the world is going to let you down. A lot. You are going to see awful things happen on the news, and you're going
Today is my 21st birthday, a day I have been looking forward to for quite some time now. Due to an event that happened about six months ago, I will not be taking birthday shots and getting wasted tonight.
Introduce yourself to people, go to your famous professor's office hours, speak up at club meetings, nerd out and go to all the talks that seem interesting. After all, fortune favors the bold.
Listen. College teachers want their students to succeed. In order for this to happen, it takes teamwork, much of that falling upon the student. As a former college teacher, here are the things college students need to do in order to meet their educational goals.
When I woke up on the first morning after delivering you to college it was quiet. Really quiet. Just as I thought, nobody was in your bed. I knew you weren't at a sleepover. Or on a school trip. This was for real.
Those strangers on a train got me looking back my days as a dad by focusing on facts instead of feelings. Hence, I've developed this list for my son. It compiles all the important numbers (some estimated) that spring to mind as I contemplate life with a son who is now on his own.
I know there are many mothers out there that can't believe that beautiful little child they birthed 18 years ago has left the nest for their freshman year at college. And took their heart along with their computer, iPhone, and dorm trappings. I was in that club too.
When alums come back to their alma mater, they share with me joys, experiences and memories that are both unique and profound. Why? College remains a more fundamental and foundational experience than any other concentrated period of time in their entire lives.
The youngest of three, Britt's older siblings are already out of university. When asked about his college plans he admits to not giving it much thought. "I know I should be thinking about it, but I'm not. My brother wants me to go to ASU like he did but I'm just winging it. Obviously I'm going to college somewhere though. Knowledge is power."