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First Semester

What I Learned From My First Semester in College

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.28.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

My first semester at the University of Pennsylvania has just ended. I'm flying back home, and I don't know what to think. It's been such a journey from the moment I stepped on campus all the way to today.

Surviving Your First Semester: 5 Strategies for Adult Learners

Lori Eggleston | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
Lori Eggleston

Make the time and do the work. Keep telling yourself: "I deserve this opportunity. My learning is my responsibility, and I can thrive here." And with a lot of well-deserved help and support along the way, you will.

5 More Things Every First-Semester College Student Should Do

Anna Leahy | Posted 10.26.2012 | College
Anna Leahy

Last week, we offered advice for students starting their first semester of college. This week, we get to some practical advice that no one else may bother to mention to you.

College Friendships 101: Getting Through the First Semester

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 01.15.2012 | College
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Moving from a small school where you knew everyone for many years to a large, anonymous university campus with thousands of students is a big change that requires a period of adjustment. But many other freshmen are likely to be in the same boat as you.

What We Learned This Semester

xxxDan Treadwayxxx | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
xxxDan Treadwayxxx

The Fall semester of 2010 is finally coming to close. As students scurry off to a previously unknown mythical place on campus known in some cultures as a "library," now is a perfect time to reflect on what we learned this semester.