So it’s no secret that I am going to be a college freshman next year, and that I’m beyond ecstatic about it! I just attended my college freshman orientation and I had a blast, to say the least! Here are my top tips for attending college freshman orientation!
No one at freshman orientation really knows each other and EVERYONE (and yes, I mean everyone) wants to make friends.
When I got to my orientation, I was a few hours late, so groups of people had already formed, and I missed most of the first night’s ice breaker activities. Instead of sitting in my room, I went down to where everyone was hanging out, and just joined a random circle of girls. I introduced myself and made a joke about how late I was. We spent the rest of the night playing heads up and laughing hysterically.
I swear it’s easier than you would think.
DON’T WORRY ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE THINK
Chances are you won’t see most of the people you see at orientation on campus, so be a little out there! This doesn’t mean being loud or fake or annoying, but don’t hesitate to talk to everyone and joke around. Think of orientation as a little practice session for making friends in college. Use it as an opportunity to get comfortable with meeting new people!
Think of college freshman orientation as a little practice session for making friends in college. Use it as an opportunity to get comfortable with meeting new people!
DON’T BASH ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES
Yes, you will do some ridiculous ice breakers and at one point or another you will probably embarrass yourself, but that is the whole point of college freshman orientation! In my orientation group we played a game called bunny bunny. If you have never heard of this game, imagine a circle of awkward freshman grunting, yelling, and crying with laughter.
DO NOT BE THAT ONE PERSON WHO THINKS THEY ARE TOO GOOD FOR SOME GOOD OL’ FASHIONED ICE BREAKERS. UGH.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO EMBRACE BEING A FRESHMAN
You and all the other freshman are brand new college babies. You should all be lost, confused, and wearing far too much school merch. That is how it should be. Stop worrying about being “cool”, because, let’s face it, freshman are not cool.
DON’T FREAK OUT
Most people don’t make long-term friends at college freshman orientation. A lot of people just wander around and jump between groups and that is perfectly fine. No one leaves orientation with a bulletproof group of friends. Just hang out and have a good time. Don’t worry if you leave orientation feeling a little lost. In orientation, you are basically thrown into a group of random people with the hopes that you will find people who click with. In
Don’t worry if you leave orientation feeling a little lost. In orientation, you are basically thrown into a group of random people with the hopes that you will find people who click with.
In reality, when you get to college you will find your people. You just gotta trust me on this one.
I hope you all have an AMAZING college freshan orientation!!
love you alottle,
p.s. if you want to read more about my college decision feel free to check out my other blog post!