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Gear Up for Your Freshman Year

Alex Lyman | Posted 08.11.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

If you're about to start your freshman year of college, you're likely having a lot of mixed feelings. The best way to channel your excitement and calm your anxiety is to go into college with a plan that will help you be successful in your academic studies, professional dreams, and personal life.

7 Lessons I Learned As a College Freshman That You Will Benefit From

Uloop | Posted 06.24.2015 | College
Uloop

As a soon-to-be 2nd year college student at UC Santa Cruz in my last week before finals, I have been reflecting on the small things I've learned over the past three quarters about navigating a huge university, managing time, prioritizing homework, classes, and friends, and utilizing the vast variety of resources available to students on college campuses.

3 Things Every Incoming College Freshman Should Know

Tyler Lewis | Posted 05.28.2015 | College
Tyler Lewis

I just recently finished my first year at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. While I hate using cliché metaphors, I would be neglecting their typical accuracy by not comparing my first year of college to that of a roller coaster ride. There were many ups and downs, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed my first year of school.

When Your Firstborn Leaves For College

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 05.27.2015 | Fifty
Leslie Rasmussen

Do we stop being parents just because our children no longer live under our roof? I'm over 50 and my parents still see me as their child, but do they still really think of themselves as my parent in the true sense of the word?

5 Important Talks to Have With Your High School Grad

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Before your child leaves for college, you still have a few months of one-on-one time with him. Make the most of these months before the nest is empty by giving your child the information and support he needs to confidently spread his wings in college.

An Open Letter to My Freshman Year

Taylor Johnson | Posted 06.19.2015 | College
Taylor Johnson

Laugh a lot, cry a little, and continue to make the memories of a lifetime. Always choose to live by your rules, and let others live by their own. This is your time, your moment, your life, and you're going to be great. So be proud of yourself, you're surviving on your (almost) own for the first time in your life.

Thanksgiving Break With Your College Freshman

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Once you become reacquainted and reconnected with your child and settle into the holiday spirit, it is then appropriate to discuss the more serious issues and catch up with her semester away from home.

8 Things You Should Do to Make the Most of Freshman Year

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

To help you get off on the right foot, here's what every freshman can do to ensure success long after that first year of college is in the rearview mirror.

An Important Talk About Life, Death and the Responsibility of Friendship

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter | Posted 08.03.2015 | College
Dr. Jonathan Gibralter

We're still in the earliest weeks of the fall semester, during which new students are most acutely at risk for alcohol-related injury, death and other incidents. Though physically distant, parents remain the biggest role models in their students' lives.

9 Time Management Tips for Freshmen That Actually Work

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 11.26.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Do you remember that all-nighter you pulled senior year of high school because your essay was due the next morning? Or that time you crammed for a test, even though your teacher gave you weeks to prepare?

5 Creative Ways To Say Goodbye Before Leaving For College

| Posted 09.03.2014 | Teen

You’re so close the best time of your life: college! This upcoming academic year is going to be awesome. You’re going to push yourself to accompli...

How Everybody Knows You Must Be A College Freshman

Pixable | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Pixable

We try not to judge because we all started out as freshmen, but we can't help ourselves from laughing when we see a group 18-year-olds still sporting their high school t-shirts heading towards the dining hall like a hungry pack of wolves.

7 Unexpected Places To Meet Your College Friends

| Posted 09.02.2014 | Teen

College is a time to meet new people and try new things. From endless dining hall lines to club events to random orientation meetings, college was des...

How To Avoid Being That Freshman In College

| Posted 08.28.2014 | Teen

College is an exciting journey -- a time of self-discovery, relationship building and decision-making. Pre-collegiettes, we hope you are ready! But wh...

A Letter to My Niece As She Starts College

Shaun Sperling | Posted 10.20.2014 | College
Shaun Sperling

The worst decisions that we make in life can almost always be traced back to not believing we are good enough and therefore not living in our truth.

Preparing Your Child for Freshman Year of College

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

If you have spent the last 18 years building a strong bond with your child, then he/she likely has a strong inner core thanks to the trust and confidence you have helped him/her gain throughout the years.

5 Truths About College Every Incoming Freshman Needs to Know

The Prospect | Posted 08.17.2014 | College
The Prospect

Looking back on my own freshman year, there are a ton of things I wish I'd known; they would've saved me a lot of anxiety and confusion. So, college freshmen, here's what you need to know before you head here in three months.

The One Piece of Advice Every Incoming College Freshman Should Know

Tianna Gallinaro | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Tianna Gallinaro

College has been both easier and harder in ways I had never expected, but I can confidently say I've matured from my mistakes, grown as an intellectual, and changed as human being.

Tools for Living

Susan Winston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Susan Winston

When we talk about what concerns them most about leaving home, I am surprised about how little they know about living in the real world. Not one of them can cook... anything. I see four years of kids downing cereal and calling it a meal.

Parenting From the Stands: What It Feels Like to Have Adult Children

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

It's easy to lose perspective in the day-to-day chores and moments of parenting that what you are really doing isn't so much about childhood, or even about high school or college. What you are doing is getting someone ready to be an adult -- and to live a life that is theirs, not yours.

Freshman Money Tips

Mary Johnson | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
Mary Johnson

Starting college can be one of the most important and exciting times of a person's life. It's also an important time to think about managing your money and how to enjoy your college experience without worrying about where your next meal will come from.

5 Things to Tell Your Daughters Before They Go to College

GalTime | Posted 11.09.2013 | Fifty
GalTime

I have polled a number of college girls about the advice that they wish that they had gotten prior to their freshmen year at college. I agree with their ideas and I recommend that you share them with your daughter.

The Truth About The 'Freshman 15'

Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living

By Sophia Breene For many new university students, heading off to college means figuring out how to balance studies, work, a social life and livi...

Letter to My Freshman Self

Sofia Stafford | Posted 11.05.2013 | College
Sofia Stafford

As much as I hate to admit it, up until this point I have, for the most part, quantified success. In the next four years I hope to reshape my definition of success to encompass a more fulfilling definition and one that cannot be measured by grades or achievements.

Advice for a Student Starting College

Derek Bok | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Derek Bok

Several million students will soon be entering college. If you are among them, you will have received much advice from parents and friends, and you will soon hear more from college officials. But you might also want to know what researchers have discovered about some important choices you will make that could have much to do with what you gain from your next four years.