We’re almost there!

Some of you are already back on campus (welcome to our athletes and international students who are here already!), but most of our new and returning students will be joining us this weekend. Whether this will be your first time on our campus or you’re a well-seasoned fifth-year senior, it can be challenging to get back into the school-year mindset.

Since we are the “student experience” publication, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some of our top posts from the past year that would be most helpful to you as you make your way back to school. Keep checking back each day to see five posts that’ll get you pumped for move-in, share some great classroom tips or just be good reminders for the start of a great year!

Day 1:

How To: Mentally Prepping for School
-Cassie Bielecki

“I spent my summer working at a day camp. When I wasn’t pouring Kool-Aid or playing tag with 10 year olds, I was commiserating with my other college-aged counselors about the inevitable return to school. We were each in different academic years and majors, but it seemed that we all had the looming stress of the semester over our heads. After sharing various coping techniques with each other, my coworkers and I compiled different ways for college students to slay their fall semester. Here are 5 tips to help you mentally prep for fall semester!”



10 Ways Being a Comm Major Changes How You See Everything
-Adam Miller

“Being a Communications major means that you deal with media almost all the time. It also means you get to see behind the curtain like in the Wizard of Oz (or whatever movie analogy you prefer) and find out how everything works. It’s important and often really cool information but it also permanently affects how you see the the world around you in a multitude of ways. For example…”



Tough Professors Prepare Us
-Michael Haas

“Professors like [AJ] Miceli give us something more than tidbits of information and anecdotes from their history: they impart life lessons that will be remembered the most when our fundamental beliefs are shaken.”



Ten Things You Need to Learn to do Without Your Parents
-Cassie Bielecki

“Learn from my awkwardness and figure out how to talk to strangers on the phone. Also, be sure to have your planner on hand so you don’t double-book yourself. Don’t have a planner? GET. ONE. NOW.”


Guest Blog: Learning to be a Student Again
-Meagan McHugh

“After traveling all over the world, seeing some amazing sights and meeting all kinds of incredible people, if I could offer one piece of advice, this would be it: never stop learning.”

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