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5 Ways to Survive Your First Week Back at College

1.   Get settled into your dorm room

·      Unpacking and getting everything organized in your new room is essential for helping you feel comfortable and at ease in your new home.

·      Here’s a tip – use boxes or bins to organize your things. If you label them, that will help a lot as well.


Above image from, http://keyinteriorsbyshinay.blogspot.com/2012/04/10-beautiful-girls-dorm…

2.   Order any books you need

·      Ordering books ahead of time – use Amazon if you don’t want to pay the ridiculous prices – will help you skip the crazy bookstore lines on the first day of classes.

3.   Fill out your calendar

·      We all get especially swamped with emails the first week of school, the majority of which are important meetings and events that you may not want to miss!

·      By writing down these important dates on your calendar, you will not have to worry about missing anything.


Above image from, https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/calendars

4.   Prioritize!

·      It is hard to balance everything that comes with the new school year – catching up with everyone, attending all the social events, getting settled into classes, and more!

·      Make sure you remind yourself what is most important, and what can be pushed aside for later.

5.   Have fun :)

·      The first week back at school is often one of the most fun times of the year – Classes are not difficult yet and the work has not piled up. Make sure to take advantage of every social event that you can! 

Above image from, http://www.wesleywildman.com/?m=201305


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