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Advice for the Class of 2022

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Saint Mary's chapter.

As a rising senior, I have been putting a lot of thought into what I would say to incoming freshman.  Thinking back to my freshman year, I remember everything being so new and exciting. I could not wait to come to Saint Mary’s and start college.  I found my roommate on the Facebook page, picked out my bed spread for my room, and I was ready to go! Before you come to Saint Mary’s here are a few pieces of advice from my vast wisdom (lol) that I have gained over the past three years.

Go into Freshman year with a major.

It’s a lot easier to take a class in a major you think that you are interested in and not like it, then have to catch up later on.  

Make friend with people you actually like.

It easy to get caught up in wanting to be popular.  You’re going to be so much happier in the long run if you find some gals that love you for you. Those people aren’t hard to find here at SMC.

Find an activity or join a club without your friends.

Making sure you are still doing activities you like to do is important.  Having interests that are different from your friends is totally fine because sometimes you need to spend time alone.  In college there are people around you everywhere and sometimes alone time does not come very often. Take advantage of it when you have it.

Call your parents.

Mom and Dad want to know what’s going on in your life and I’ve become so much closer to my parents since I’ve been away at school.  I miss the most annoying things about my family when I’m not with them. Take a second out of your day and let them know you are thinking about them.

Above any other advice I would give, I want you know that it is important to do things and be around people that make you happy and build you up!


Welcome to Smick and Go Belles!


Caroline Blue

Saint Mary's

Colleen Zewe

Saint Mary's '18

I love fall, holidays, PSLs and forcing my dog to take pictures with me for Snapchat.