Well, this is it. You’ve worked hard for the past 4 years to get to this point in your life and college freshman year is finally here! But transitioning from high school to college life can be overwhelming and down right intimidating. But, we’re here to help!
In this section, we’ll break down some of the essentials you’ll need for college freshman year, answer some questions you probably have, and provide you with some basic information and tips to help make your move to independent college student much smoother!
So, it's move in day. You've just arrived on campus ready to unload all of your personal effects or what have you, and start this new journey in your life. But as you look around at some unfamiliar faces, you realize that you aren't in Kansas anymore, unless of course you attend college in Kansas. Your first few days away at college can be quite overwhelming, mostly because you just don't know what to expect. You may "think" you have a good graps on things, but until you LIVE it, you really don't know nuthin'!
So you’ve been accepted to your dream college, huh? You’ve secured your college financial aid, sent in your security deposit for your room, and may have even selected classes already. But wait a second...do you have a college dorm room checklist? What exactly do you need to live on your own?
When you are away at college and living in a dorm room or university housing, it's more than likely that you will have a "meal plan" that allows you a certain number of meals in any given week. These meals can be had anywhere on campus that will accept a university meal card, but for the most part, you will be using your card at your school's Food Services or Dining Halls.
College is not cheap. So it makes sense to do everything in your power to offset some of the costs of college, no matter how minimal. Every little bit helps, but finding college student jobs isn't always the easiest task. However, there are a few ways to make some extra money on campus without sacrificing your study's by working 40 hours a week.