Mistakes You’ll Make Freshman Year


As we begin the second semester of this school year, I’m sure that all of you freshman out there are reflecting. How have your first few months at college been? Did you make new friends? Discover a new passion? One thing is for sure, you probably made a mistake or two. But fear not! Everyone does, and here are the seven most common mistakes you likely made.

Taking an 8:30 a.m. class

If you’re an early bird, good for you! For everyone else who enjoys sleep and staying sane, avoid these classes at all costs. Yes, you had to wake up early in high school but college is a lot different. Classes are longer, school work is more difficult, and with social events happening everywhere all the time, you’re bound to stay up later than planned.

Wearing your lanyard around your neck

How did this become a thing? The easiest way to be picked out as a freshman is to wear your ID and room key on your Curry College lanyard, jinglin’ and janglin’ as you run to class (why do we run everywhere as freshmen?). You’re like a little dog with an annoying bell collar. Stop it, stop it now.

Staying in a long distance relationship

This isn’t true for everyone, but – more often than not – a long distance relationship can end disastrously in college. Maintaining this relationship could prevent you from making new friends, focusing on school work, and exploring all the social risks you can take. However, if you think your relationship at home is the real deal, and that you can make it work, that’s cool too.

Skipping class

One day doesn’t seem like much, but a lot of class material can be discussed. This includes what to expect on tests, changes in due dates, etc. And with classes costing about $400 each, sleeping in isn’t the most financially prudent choice.

Not sleeping

Sleep is good. Sleep is great. Stop binge watching The Walking Dead on Netflix and get some sleep before you are the walking dead!

Overusing the Curry Class Facebook page

Before school begins, the class Facebook pages are a GREAT way to get to know your fellow Colonels and make some connections. Five months later, blowing up everyone’s notifications by posting about what you had for lunch, or how great your nap was, isn’t so great.

Not Getting Involved

Almost every person who has ever said they “hate school,” or goes home every weekend, are people who don’t do anything at school. DON’T BE THAT PERSON. With over 30 clubs and organizations, (like the Currier Times *cough cough*), Curry has something for everyone! Remember, like Hannah Montana (basically) said: College is what you make it, so let’s make it rock!

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