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Freshman Year

An Open Letter to the Class of 2018

Miranda Richard | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Miranda Richard

What no one tells you about the "promised land" of higher education is that it is wonderful, but it is not always an easy place to navigate. Moving away from home for the first time is scary, and it is okay to be scared.

3 Sacred Rules Of College Drop-Off

Becky Blades | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Becky Blades

Yes, after feeding and sheltering a person for 18 years, you are entitled to a little storybook sentimentality. But today is not the day.

32 Ideas For Decorating Dorm Rooms, Courtesy Of The Internet

The Huffington Post | Hadley Walsh | Posted 08.19.2014 | Teen

With fall quickly approaching, the time has come to begin gathering sheets, clothing hangers, shower caddies and the million other things you'll need ...

Preparing Your Child for Freshman Year of College

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 08.12.2014 | 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.

6 Freshman Year Essentials You Didn't Know You Needed

| Posted 08.01.2014 | Teen

by Nikki Kong I like to think that there are two types of girls in this world: those who are packed and ready to go weeks before move-in, and those...

My Mother Hated Tattoos, So Naturally I Got One For Her

Meaghan McGoldrick | Posted 07.11.2014 | College
Meaghan McGoldrick

Mom was hysterical. Equal parts angry, touched and relieved I wasn't with child. "How can I be mad?" she asked, I had hoped hypothetically. She loved it. But she was definitely kind of mad.

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.

Lessons Learned From a Parasite

Sofia Stafford | Posted 07.09.2014 | College
Sofia Stafford

Although I am incredibly happy to be healthy and have this first year of college under my belt, I am actually grateful to a certain little creature for the lessons it has enabled me to learn.

27 Real Lessons for the Freshman Girl

Angelina Massoia | Posted 06.22.2014 | College
Angelina Massoia

I wouldn't trade what I've learned about college, life, and myself in that time for the world and I'm excited about the person that freshman year has made me.

Finding Home

Susan Kaufman | Posted 05.07.2014 | 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