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Monday, August 31, 2015

How To Prepare Yourself For College

A very short post because I've been extremely busy getting everything ready for school today! I'm going to give you a few quick tips for how to make sure you're prepared for the first day of college.

1. Food

You need to eat to survive! If you live in the dorms, don't forget to buy your meal plan and some snacks to keep in your room for when you get hungry. If you live in a place that has a kitchen, go grocery shopping! It's funny how you can forget such a simple thing, but with all the crazy-ness going on with moving in, anything can slip past you.

2. Gas Up Your Car

If you drive to school, make sure your car has gas! I always fill up my tank the day before school, it just gives you one less thing to stress out about.

3. Pack Your Bag

I honestly asked my roommates "What do we pack for school again?" because my mind is focusing on so many things that it's a little difficult for me to think straight. Some of the most important things I keep in my bag are my wallet (which has my school ID!), notebooks, pens/pencils, keys, a snack, and a water bottle.

4. Schedule

Know your schedule thoroughly. I have a lot of back to back classes on Mondays and need to know when I'll have time for meals (turns out I don't!) and how long it will take to get to each class. Figure out the location of your class, and where your next class is to make sure you can get to the rooms without hassle. Chapman is a small campus, so I don't exactly have this issue, but I know with bigger schools it can be tough to walk across campus in 15 minutes or less. Also, bring snacks if you know you won't have time to get meals in between class. 

5. Get A Good Night's Sleep

I know that parties are probably happening, and as a freshman, you're really excited to go to every single one that you hear about, even if that means going to one before the first day. Trust me, there will be other parties, there will be other nights to gossip with your roommates, etc. Go to bed at a reasonable hour, and make sure you set an alarm or two. If you haven't been on a good sleep schedule all summer, now's the perfect time to start one!

Sorry this post was super short, guys! I promise that after I'm all set up (that means by Wednesday!) it will be back to my normal posts! Hope you all have a great start to your semester!


  1. ohhh, I miss uni. Your blog post is making me nostalgic

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  3. Uhmm... Seriously? Does anybody need this article?) Is there even one person who doesn't know how to prepare yourself for college? What's going on with this world.

    1. You'd be surprised what some people can forget when everyone is moving in and focusing on their classes. I've known people who had forgotten to purchase their meal plan or even register for their classes (if they had been placed in a waitlist), and there are so many kids who come to class without a pen or pencil. These are definitely some simple tips, but sometimes people need a little reminder!


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