Preparing for the First Day of College


Well you made it, you’ve survived high school and you’re ready to move onto bigger and better things, that’s right COLLEGE. Welcome to college life where you’ll be stressed 98% of the time, but it’ll also be the best 4 years of your life. With the first day of college quickly approaching it’s important to start preparing yourself now so that you start off your college experience on the right foot, here are a few tips to help you!

  1. Finances. Make sure everything is paid for and being processed, you don’t want to get all excited and then some bizarre financial accident occur and you don’t get to attend college!
  2. Check your school’s online website where teachers post assignments and news. Chances are some have already uploaded syllabi, assignments, readings, and supplies necessary for the class.
  3. Once you’ve done that go get everything you need for the class. You don’t want to show up the first day and be the only one without the book.
  4. Start your assignments early! Go ahead and get a head start on reading or assignments if possible. If you aren’t assigned anything yet take a glance through your books to get a feel for the content.
  5. Visit your school and find each of your buildings your classes are in and other buildings like the student union or dining halls.
  6. Purchase a new planner for the school year and write down every assignment, homework, quiz, exam, test, and any other date your teacher has already assigned. (You can typically find these in the syllabus) Heck, even add in sporting events too!
  7. Create a schedule for yourself to make sure you are scheduling time for classes, working out, eating, studying, and free time! It’s important to find balance.
  8. Look up any organizations you may be interested in joining and find out when the first meeting is, their website, fees, requirements, etc.
  9. Purchase any last minute items you need for your dorm room or school supplies you think you may need.

Hopefully these 10 tips will help you feel prepared and ready for your first day of college. It can be an exciting 4 years if you let it be! Put yourself out there, get to know people, work your butt off in your classes, and have a little fun, and I promise you’ll be on your way to being a college pro in no time.

Lauren | Simple Southern Belle