1. Free Stuff Rules
The first couple weeks on campus are literally a free for all. Free food, free t-shirts, and free swag everywhere. You never know when you’ll need that extra pen you picked up for class.
2. Everyone Procrastination Packs
Chances are you forgot your toothbrush or realized you need an in room coffee maker the second week of 8 am classes. Never fear! Wal-Mart’s a ten-minute drive, and there’s a Kinney’s drugstore within walking distance.
4. Be Thrifty
Textbooks are expensive. Class supply lists are lengthy. Save some cash and wait to buy your books and supplies, you’ll have a better idea of what you need after the first couple classes.
5. Enjoy the Sun
You already know about the legendary Oswego winters, (You’ll pride yourself on surviving the storms eventually) take advantage of the warmth. Hang at the lake, learn why the walk to Rudy’s and Bev’s is worth it, and see some wildlife on the Rice Creek trails.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in classes and extracurricular activities your first semester. Don’t depend on ramen and red bull to get you through the day, you’ll feel better eating well and getting the sleep you need.*
7. Dazed and Confused
Walking on to campus the first time is overwhelming, there’s a lot to accomplish the first few weeks, but there’s a plethora of people to help. Task 1: Moving In. The Red Carpet Crew and your RA will show you how to get your bags up to your room, and answer any other questions that pop up during move-in. Task 2: Figure out your life. Take advantage of your academic advisor, everyone is assigned one. They’ll help you with required classes, and deciding on a major if you’re undeclared.
8. Get Involved
Best piece of advice everyone will give you. There are tons of clubs, organizations and teams to join. Meet people and get connected, you never know when those connections will come in handy when you’re job searching, and you may meet your new best friend!
* Sometimes pizza is necessary after an intense study session.
Moving to oswego next month as a transfer student. Let’s be friends?
Rainbow at Harborfest <3 #harborfest #oswego #ny #2014