Start Fresh: How to Succeed in Your First Weeks of College

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably made the decision to star a brand new post-secondary education. Congratulations! Entering college or university is a great step towards building a solid future and investing in yourself. However, college is not only where you receive an education – it’s a chance for you to meet friends and colleagues that share your interests and aspirations.

There are so many programs to help you get settled on your first day that it’s often hard to figure out what you should do first. Luckily, we’re here to help with a series of tried and true tips that will have you feeling at home in no time.

Decorate Your Dorm Room

If you’re staying on campus, one of the first things to do is decorate your dorm room. It doesn’t have to be fancy – this is one time when you may want to stay off Pinterest. Sure, you can make your dorm room look like it’s been ripped straight out of the pages of Vogue, but really, it just needs to be functional and comfortable. Decorate it to fit your taste.

Many schools have poster sales, so if you’re feeling uninspired, head over there to pick up a few cool new wall decorations.

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