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Freshman Year of College

Advice from a College Freshman Survivor

Natalie Kalin | Posted 05.24.2016 | Teen
Natalie Kalin

You go to college to learn. That's the whole point of it. After having completed my freshman year, however, I realized that you learn just as much outside the classroom as you do inside it. And, believe me, these lessons will bruise you and break you just as much as the exams and labs do.

How to Drop Off Your New College Kid (It's All In the Numbers)

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 09.10.2016 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

Those strangers on a train got me looking back my days as a dad by focusing on facts instead of feelings. Hence, I've developed this list for my son. It compiles all the important numbers (some estimated) that spring to mind as I contemplate life with a son who is now on his own.

Bills, Bills, Bills: How to Save Money in College

1,000 Dreams Fund | Posted 07.13.2016 | College
1,000 Dreams Fund

Freshman Year means more freedom, more heartache and a bundle of new experiences. One experience I wasn't ready for (and am still feeling the ramifications of), was, and is, money.

Top 10 Sex Tips for College Freshmen

Em & Lo | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

For many young women and men, the end of August marks the start of a new chapter of life -- one of higher learning, critical thinking, problem solving, horizon broadening, and lots and lots of casual bonking.

After Orientation, the Real Work Begins

Beverly Low | Posted 10.25.2014 | College
Beverly Low

For the past 20 years, I've been directing orientation programs for incoming college freshmen. All of a sudden, I am the on the other side of the equation -- I am the new face -- a little nervous, but eager to get started.

Reflections on College: The Myths, the Mistakes and the Magic

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Molly Sprayregen

One day you will blink, and it will be graduation day. So appreciate everything, even the bad stuff, because it is the bad, scary, anxious, lonely parts of college that teach you how to take advantage of the happy, fun, exciting, amazing parts.

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 living...

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.

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Freshman Year Of College

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 11.05.2013 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Since experience is probably the most valuable thing to offer college freshmen (except for free food because free food always wins), here are some things I learned/wished I would have realized during my first semester of college.

10 Things No One Tells You About Your Freshman Year Of College

Posted 08.08.2013 | Teen

You already know what not to pack, the biggest misconceptions about your future roommate and the best parts about being a freshman, but what's freshma...

20 Reasons You'll LOVE Freshman Year

| Posted 08.05.2013 | Teen

By Alaine Perconti We're sure by now you are dorm shopping, Facebooking your roommate and counting down the days until you can officially call you...

How To Start Freshman Year With A Bang!

| Posted 07.23.2013 | Teen

Just when you finally figured out how to work the high school system, you graduated and are now being thrown into a totally foreign environment: colle...

A How To Guide for College

Patrick 'Mac' Hart | Posted 10.17.2012 | College
Patrick 'Mac' Hart

My freshman year of college was more about learning what not to do than what to do. Hopefully this list can help any student going into their first year who is a little uncertain on what to do/bring.

How To Choose The Right College Classes

| Posted 07.24.2012 | Teen

By Kelsey Mulvey Let’s face it –- picking classes in high school was pretty anti-climactic. Maybe you could decide to take AP Bio instead of AP...

The Hardest Part Of Freshman Year (VIDEO)

| Posted 07.11.2012 | Teen

High school juniors and seniors: We hear you. Over the past few months, you've been overloaded with unsolicited college advice from parents, teachers,...

10 Things To Know The Summer Before You Leave For College

| Posted 06.25.2012 | Teen

By Heather Rinder Before you head off to college, you may be nervous, excited, or a mess and mix of emotions you’ve never felt before. You’re h...

11 Things NOT To Do Your First Week On Campus

| Kelsey Thorn | Posted 11.01.2011 | College

As pre-collegiettes™ quickly approaching your first year at college, it's normal that your nerves and worries are kicking into high gear. You're abo...