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Freshman Year

Finding Home

Susan Kaufman | Posted 03.07.2014 | College
Susan Kaufman

College is all about finding your place in the world -- or so I've been told -- and I still don't at all know my place in the world. But something I definitely learned over the past few weeks of second semester that is that it's impossible to find your place in a world that you refuse to venture out into.

First Semester College Reflections

Diane Propsner | Posted 03.27.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Last fall I asked several high school girls why they decided to attend a women's college and shared their reasons in a blog post. For this blog post, I thought it would be fun to re-visit with those students to see how their first semester at college went.

College Composition As Critical Thinking

Joe Kraus | Posted 03.18.2014 | College
Joe Kraus

Almost everyone dreads it -- trust me, I've seen enough faces on the first day of the semester -- but most walk away from it pleasantly surprised.

First Semester Friendships: Redefining Meaningful Relationships Freshman Year

Nathan Yoo | Posted 03.04.2014 | College
Nathan Yoo

In September, I measured relationships by their persistence and proximity. I made a number of budding friendships, but was misguided by impatience for the potential in those relationships to grow.

Red Hair, Don't Care

Ellen Meyers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Style
Ellen Meyers

My mom's influence on my hair was her way of channeling herself in me. Don't get me wrong: I love my mom. But, this is my hair and it is about time that I took control over something in my life.

NSA Official Urges Freshmen to Call Home

Arthur Iula | Posted 12.29.2013 | College
Arthur Iula

NSA analysts claim that based on their study of Facebook and Twitter records, freshman students have constructed a variety of elaborate excuses, such as attending parties, joining clubs, or "studying," to avoid calling their families.

Tackling FOMO at a New Level

Sofia Stafford | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Sofia Stafford

I have come to the conclusion that while FOMO still is very much about the struggle to find that balance, it also addresses our desire to seek belonging and direction.

Open Letter to Freshmen: Choose Well, Not All College Majors Are Created Equal

Siya Raj Purohit | Posted 11.16.2013 | College
Siya Raj Purohit

The work engineers and programmers do requires a great amount of skill, perhaps the reason those perks are so justified. But the good news is that those skills are definitely not impossible to acquire.

The 8 Dos and Don'ts of College

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.23.2013 | College
Carlota Zimmerman

I was thinking of all the frosh who are wondering, "What am I doing here? What does it mean? When is my roommate going to shut the hell up!" To that end, I'm going to give you the 8 Dos and Don'ts of College. (You'll forget this, like you forget everything else in college but at least you won't be able to say I didn't try.)

VIDEO: Student Goes NUTS In Welcome Speech

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.23.2013 | College

Starting college is an exciting time. While commencement speeches make headlines for a variety of high-profile speakers, they usually don't have the e...

How To Navigate Welcome Week Like A Pro

| Posted 08.14.2013 | Teen

By Hannah Orenstein Welcome Week can be the best part of your freshman year... or the worst. Most schools designate about five days to be a crash ...

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...

July-to-January To Dos for Rising High School Freshmen

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.08.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Going to college may seem like a long time from now, but it's not too early to make good choices that will ease the way from high school to college.

Five Summer Tips for the College Bound

Beverly Low | Posted 09.02.2013 | College
Beverly Low

Like the colorful and constant noise of summer fireworks, advice for college first-years has begun exploding from all directions. Celebrations are mixed with a nervous excitement that will not be matched or replicated ever again.

As Summer Turns to Fall

Tom Falco | Posted 09.06.2012 | Miami
Tom Falco


Advice for New College Students

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter | Posted 10.31.2012 | College
Dr. Jonathan Gibralter

These years will change you in ways you can't even imagine; you will learn more and develop friendships unlike any you have ever had, or possibly ever will have again. Your time is what you make of it. Take it all in, be safe and enjoy it.

Twitterverse Shares Words Of Wisdom For Incoming Freshman

Posted 08.28.2012 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

7 Tips for Conquering a High School Transition

Bonnie Rubenstein | Posted 10.24.2012 | College
Bonnie Rubenstein

Parents, teachers, counselors and school leaders need to work collaboratively to help promote a favorable school adjustment. Nobody can do it alone.

5 Things Every First-Semester College Student Should Do

Anna Leahy | Posted 10.21.2012 | College
Anna Leahy

Statistically, a college education improves your long-term earning potential. To make the most of it, take a few basic actions right off the bat.

The First Year in College

Daniel Little | Posted 10.20.2012 | College
Daniel Little

The transition from high school to college is a big step in many different ways. Being a first year student is about maturing as a problem-solver, as a critical thinker, and as a person.

What I've Learned From College So Far

Uloop | Posted 10.13.2012 | College

It's hard to wrap my head around the fact that I am halfway through college. A lot of my expectations were incorrect, a lot of my choices were mistakes, and a lot of decisions I was uncertain about were some of the best things I could have done for myself.

Thoughts For the Class of 2016 As They Enter College

Beverly Low | Posted 10.09.2012 | College
Beverly Low

So many people. So much texting. You want to enjoy your summer, but you are beginning to feel stretched and stressed about fitting everyone and everything into your schedule. I want you to relax.

Families Continue to Matter More Than You Think

Dr. Stephen M. Gavazzi | Posted 10.08.2012 | College
Dr. Stephen M. Gavazzi

However, other parents find themselves feeling as if they need to do a "search and rescue mission" because their college students have been maintaining "radio silence" for days or weeks.

Attention Freshmen: Change Happens, So Just Let It

Uloop | Posted 10.06.2012 | College

Change is a good thing and don't hold yourself back because it's different.  The growth you will experience in your college years cannot be replaced by anything.