Starting out in a new university is always a unique experience for any student. It is really fine to be a little anxious about the social, cultural as well as educational life you would be getting into and your plans to fit into the new university.
But first thing first; do not overburden yourself in thinking what you want to major in. Instead, follow the elimination method and start ruling out the majors in which you do not want to study. Before the end of freshman year, you would definitely figure out your preferred area of study. And do not worry if you don’t get your preferred school. There are plenty of other things in the campus to keep you happy.
You can also follow a sports team. You could look for less popular sports such as lacrosse, soccer, boxing, rowing which are as interesting as popular sports such as basketball and football.
You should also consider joining some of the clubs of your passion such as photography, skiing, snowboarding, dance, philanthropy, jewelry making, culinary arts etc.
If you have passion for writing you should consider joining The Daily Orange. You even have clubs for greek life! Still if you do not find a club of your choice, you could even initiate to start one.
If you are an adventure junkie, the skiing and snowboarding clubs regularly visit the Greek Peak, Toggenburg and the Labrador Mountain.
Outside of campus, you can visit the Green Lakes state park and the Wegman’s! Dinosaur BBQ.
There are also plenty of thrift shops for your shopping experiences and many old diners to keep your tummy happy. The weather is unpredictable and you should be prepared for it. It can get really chilly and windy, so bring in a pair of warm clothes, a coat with a hoodie is preferable.
Finally, the dorm rooms are almost always located at inconvenient places for freshman students. So do not worry about it, enjoy your first year and experience the campus life. Read More