Outside Activities and Social Opportunities

While college is largely about academics, it is also about creating your own social life away from the constraints of your family and your home town.  Everyone has a certain amount of emotional baggage, and college provides a fresh start, a chance to make new friends who do not think

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Talking With Your Advisor

Your advisor is a professor whose job it is to keep track of your progress throughout college and to give you counsel on what classes to take to fulfill general education, major, and minor requirements.  Colleges normally pick advisors based on, when you are a freshman, what you think your

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How to Avoid the “Freshman 15”

Tips on eating healthy and staying active Going away to college can be a fun and exciting time. For most, it is the first time that you are truly on your own and able to control your own life. No more mom and dad to tell you what to do.

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College Food and Weight Increases

Once you go to college, all of a sudden you have significantly greater control over what you eat than you ever had before.  The quality of the food available depends entirely on where you are, and the variety offered often depends on the size of the college, but you can

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Living With a Roommate

Tips on how to prepare for your first college roommate Most college freshman end up living with a roommate their first year of college.  Some people may luck up and room with a high school friend who happens to be attending the same college, but most students will be placed

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