University of South Florida
My boyfriend and I have been dating since freshman year in high school, we haven’t had sex, and we’re going to the same college this year. I’m concerned about how college is going to change the dynamics or our relationship. There’s all sorts of advice for long distance couples making the transition… but what about “no-distance” couples? How can we keep the many changes college brings from affecting our relationship (or ending it)?
I signed up for 17 hours during my first semester for college. Whats your opinion on how many classes?? am i in over my head?
U of South Florida
Would taking an online class be a good choice for the first semester? Or should I wait until I get used to the course load and try it spring semester or later?
At orientation, my school talked a lot about how they watch people’s internet usage and shut down wifi for dorms where people download illegally. Is that really something they patrol or are they just trying to scare us, and what are some of the ways to get around that?
James Madison University
Are evening classes good or bad? I have a 7:00pm-9:30pm class next year and I don’t know what to think.
What should you bring the first day of classes?
I have tons of high school tshirts. Will I scream freshman by wearing them sometimes to class?
What are some things that freshmen tend to forget to bring to college? Basically, what are some things that people don’t really think about bringing to their dorms but need to?
University of Tennessee
How much money should I save this summer? My parents are paying for everything that I will need for school, but I have to save my own spending money, so how much money do college students usually spend during a semester
Do people bring their laptops to all classes, or what is the most common way to take notes? Also, what do people use to carry their things, old fashion backpacks or messenger bags?
i take my academics really seriously but i also like to party on weekends and such. how hard is it to get invited to parties as a freshman and how do i get into the partying scene at my school? :/
Should I start taking birth control when I go to college, even though I haven’t lost my virginity yet?
Is it normal to second guess your college decision? I am super excited for next year, but at the same time I am really scared. I have never lived away from my parents and next year I will be 10 hours away. I have been second guessing my decision to go that far away. Is that normal?
I am going to school very far away from home and on the class facebook page a girl ‘liked’ my post on where i was from. I looked at her page and she lives in the next town over from me, should I message her?/what should I say?
So this might seem like an awkward question but where do people get changed? Do people just make trips to the bathrooms or change in their dorm with two other guys/girls?
How can freshmen get into/know about parties?
How safe are colleges in general/how paranoid should I be?
What do most people wear to orientation?
University of Miami
What are the best laptop accessories to get for college? My parents just bought me a pretty nice laptop, and I want to make sure that it lives up to its full potential.
Where should girls keep their keys, phone and other things when they are going out?
At parties I’ll drink beer, although I mostly go for the hard alcohol like vodka, rum or whiskey. I heard that parties in college are almost entirely based on drinking beer. Is it true?
I’m worried about hooking up/ just kissing guys at parties. I want to make sure that nothing happens that I don’t want to, but I also want to avoid looking like a prude. Help?
If you are stuck between two colleges that are very different, both of which you could see yourself being happy at, how do you decide? Was anybody else in this position?
What’s the best way to know if college is right for me?
I’m going the only one out of my friends that’s still a virgin.. Good or bad thing in college?
University of Marland
Should I open a checking account for college? What’s the money situation?
University of Florida
Can you do any articles on what the transfer process is like? I haven’t even started the fall semester of my freshman year, but I already know that I want to transfer out of state.What do colleges look for in a transfer applicant?
How should I stand out? (What should I already get involved in/do once I officially start college?)
University of Georgia, or the University of Tennessee
Is it difficult to get alcohol in college? I am not going to know anyone when I go away, but will I still be able to find someone to get me alcohol?
For girls out there: how would you change back into your clothes after a shower during your “time of month”, seeing as you’re stuck with using a community shower?
I’m worried about paying back loans and my parents suggest taking a gap year and applying again next fall. What do you suggest?
I have been offered a pretty big loan of $10,500 yearly by two of the top schools I got accepted to. My parents are kind of worried that it will be a big burden on me at the end and my mom has been suggesting to take a gap year and apply next year and see what happens. What do you suggest?
Would it be a good idea to bring a bike to Baylor? I’ve been to campus and have seen people riding bikes around but I’ve also heard Waco is a pretty sketchy area.
University of New Mexico
I’m going to be stuck living with my Grandmother and commuting to campus everyday; any tips on how to still get the whole college experience without living on campus?
University of Missouri
If I join a sorority will I be forced to drink?
I want to have fun and socialize/attend parties in college but drinking gives me anxiety attacks and fear I will be the odd one out since everyone else is “pre-gaming” and having fun while I’m sober. Any solutions/comments?
How much of a factor should money be in my college decision? Stuck between two schools, the one I want to go to is offering me way less in scholarships than this other school…
How will I know if I need a fake id for college?
I am staying in an Honors dorm next year, and I’m not into partying/drinking. Will an Honors floor generally have less of that going on?
I am currently on the undecided college side for the class of 2016. I cannot decide between two colleges, one in the city that looks like a lot of fun and is career-oriented, and the other quite close to home (so I am familiar to all the fun spots to hang out around already) that has a beautiful campus, nice people, and amazing reputation. Any tips on how to decide? Whoever is answering this, how did you end up finally deciding where to attend?
Kent State University
Is it bad if a girl has never had a boyfriend before entering college?
University of Arizona
Shopping for a backpack is there anything cute and functional besides a basic 2 strap jansport or a vera Bradley?
Kent State University
I was a little upset because there seems to be only a limited amount of twin XL bedding left in every store, and my mom suggested if we could just use a full bedding on a twin XL mattress. Do you think that would work?
I keep hearing your brand of laptop doesn’t matter. I don’t have a preference and I have had both a PC and a Mac so I’m good with both. But for a business major should I falter one way or another? I’m going into management. Maybe a marketing minor or double major. Thanks!
University of Illinois
My school has a very large greek life and I’ve heard that if you don’t go greek you won’t have fun. I’m leaning away from going greek, but I still want to have a good time in college and go to the big parties. So my question is, do I have to go greek to have fun?
I just watched my future college make the Final Four, how amazing are college sporting games to attend?
I’m somewhat apprehensive about meeting new people, what’s the best way to make new friends?
I’m going to room with my bestfriend and I wanna know if this is good idea?
Is it really okay to skip class occasionally? What if I want to go home for a long weekend?
James Madison University
What’s the best way to become hookup buddies or friends with benefits with someone? I don’t imagine that’s something you can just go up and ask…
What should I expect on move-in day?
Virginia Wesleyan College
I’m still undecided if I want to live with a random roommate, or live with this girl that asked me to room with her. I’m worried that I’ll get a creepy roommate, but i also don’t know this girl who wants to room with me. Help!
University of Illinois
I added my roommate on facebook a month ago and we talked for a few hours on the first day, and since then we have barely talked. I feel like we need to get to know each other better before we move in but I don’t want to be the one that keeps starting conversations. What would you suggest to be conversation starters? Should I wait for her to talk first?
Is it weird if you friend request someone and start talking to them on a daily basis even though you guys haven’t met yet?
University of Pittsburgh
I was wondering what the best way is to move all my clothing, bedding, and other miscellaneous things from home to my out of state school?
Do you think it’s a good idea to get an on-campus job your freshmen year? Or should you wait till 2nd semester to see if you can handle school without a job?
I just got back from orientation where I got my student ID. I’m wondering how best to carry it around during the semester? Are lanyards cool, or should I just keep it in my wallet in my backpack or purse?
I’m going to the outlet stores in a few weeks to get a ton of clothes, and I was wondering what are some essentials for next year in college? What is most popular to wear to class and to parties?
I’ve heard that dorm food is bad, like really bad. Should i be worried about having to eat dorm food for an entire year? How often do people end up eating off campus as a result of bad dorm food?
I just got an i-pad for one of my graduation presents and I’m very excited to use it as a great study tool in college. What are some essential apps for ipad/iphone for college freshmen?
The biggest thing I’m worried about is my classes. I’m worried they’re going to be super hard and I’ll still be used to easy high school classes.
Are there really frat parties like the ones in the American Pie movies, especially “Beta House”? Basically, do people go crazy and have an awesome time like they do in those movies, or are they just overly exaggerated?
If I don’t rush a sorority, am I going to be immediately labeled as a “GDI” and not get invited to parties?
I’m going to a school with a pretty rigorous academic reputation, and I just wanted to know what you guys suggest in order to get good grades and still have fun. I know I’ll be drinking 3-4 times a week, but i’ve always been able to get good grades in high school without putting that much effort in. Will this need to change?
How would someone go about introducing and chatting up a cute girl in one of their classes?
First off I would like to say how much I love your website! Secondly, I was just wondering how to save money in college, because I know expenses can add up quickly.
I want to join a sorority when I go to college; should I be worried about hazing?
When it comes to clothes, how much should I really bring next year? My poor walk in closet is already bursting so I don’t know what counts as “reasonable.” Any suggestions?
Should I worry about adjusting socially for college?
Will the parties in college be as much fun as going out to clubs? How will they be different?
What does an average weeknight look like after classes are over? Drinking every night of the week?
I am worried that I’m going to feel pressured to drink in college. I don’t have a problem with people drinking, but I prefer not to myself. How can I avoid this and still have fun? Will I appear as an outsider?
UC San Diego
I’ll be living in the dorms in the fall with a randomly assigned roommate. What are some ways to break the ice? I know you may not become best friends with them, but it would be nice to at least get along since you’re sharing the room.
My friend in college told me this happens to her, and I’m worried it might happen to me too…What do I do if my roommate is always having boys over, and I feel pressured to leave the room to give them some alone time?
I’m going to my local hometown university, and will be the “hometown hero”. Is it really an advantage knowing all the hot spots in the area? Or will it just lead to being stuck hanging out with my same high school friends and not really branching out into the full college experience?
Just wanted to say I LOVE the site! As a senior who’s about to graduate and will be a freshman in the fall, it’s really helpful! I’ve told all my friends about it, and my nightly routine has become check facebook, check e-mail, check Welcome to College Freshmen. The one thing i’d love more of though is fashion and more articles written from a girl’s perspective!”
College of the Atlantic
One of my best friends and I have pretty strong feelings about each other, but college is months away and we’re going far apart. Is it a good idea to start a relationship?
Being a guy, I hate going to the mall to shop, but yet I like to stay in fashion and am looking for a few new pairs of shoes for college. Where’s the best place online to get shoes?
Is it worth it to get an iphone or blackberry for college?
I am worried about hook-ups next year. In high school I have been able to get away with just making out and stuff, but i have heard a lot of stories about girls being taken advantage of in college. I am comfortable doing things except for sex. How do I make that boundary clear with a guy that I can still have fun but not get taken advantage of?
I don’t want to go Greek, but it’s pretty popular at my campus. Am I crazy for not rushing?
For intramural sports, can you just sign up and be assigned a team? Or do you have to make a team and then sign up?
I’m worried about living away from home for the first time ever. I went on a vacation with my bff and her family last summer, and was away from my parents for 2 weeks and already missed them. What am I going to do in the fall when I’ll be 300 miles from home?
I skipped a grade so I won’t be 18 until the very end of freshman year and 21 until the very end of senior year. I was thinking about getting a fake id but do you think it’s worth it? Also, will my being a year younger limit hookups with guys?
University of Alabama
I got in on the last round of housing selection at my school and I’m pretty sure I got stuck in the oldest, shittiest dorm on campus! (This theory is due to the fact that it’s the only housing residence on campus without pictures of the inside, hahaha) Do y’all have any tips on dealing with and living in the worst possible dorm? Any ideas on how to spice up the inside?
Could you discuss the ins and outs of study abroad and internships? Also, I know every campus is different, but also partying in coordination with security and campus police? I know all colleges have a system in which you can be fined and put on probation, but what’s the TRUE inside deal?
I’m sure biking/walking is the most common form of transportation, but what about skateboarding to class? Would that label me as a freshman?
UC Santa Barbara
I’m looking forward to college parties and boys, but I’m worried about fitting in and fear that I’ll end up hooking-up with guys just to fit in. Any advice to reassure me?
What’s the best way to meet and get with college girls?
I’m rooming with my best friend this fall and I want to know what’s the best way to meet new people? What should I do the first day?
U of Arizona
I’m juiced for college to start. But i’m really juiced for college girls. I know i’m just your average Joe tho, any tips on how to pick up girls?
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