10 Tips To Get You Through College Orientation

I think it’s safe to say that everyone who goes to college first has to go through college orientation. For most schools, orientation lasts for a weekend or just 2-3 days during the week a few weeks or a month before school starts (some schools do it a lot earlier though). During orientation, you stay in the dorm rooms with temporary roommates, whether you’re a commuter student or planning on living there come September.

Orientation sounds like a lame and annoying obligation, but it should actually be a good experience for you! Orientation is an excellent way to get to know your school before you start going there full-time. It’s there that you’ll learn your way around, get insider tips, make some new friends, and schedule your classes. At orientation, you’ll learn almost everything you’ll need to know before school starts. I don’t think it’s mandatory in every school, but if it isn’t, you should absolutely go. It’s silly to miss it.

Honestly, freshman orientation can be a pretty nerve-wracking experience. I was really nervous about my own college orientation. I had never stayed in a dorm room before, and I’m very shy, so I figured I would hate it. I dreaded the weekend. But I ended up really enjoying myself, and I know I would have regretted it if I didn’t go. So, here are 10 tips to get you through college freshman orientation. Good luck!

When is your college orientation? How are you preparing? If you already went yours, what was your experience like? Tell me in the comments.

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  • Sydney Feller

    My college orientation is in a few weeks. It’s four days long: Sunday – Wednesday. And then classes start Thursday. All through high school I was quiet and shy. It was tough for me to make friends considering that I moved in the middle of my freshman year. I have been extremely nervous about orientation and reading this article made me realize that I need to make a change in my life! I realized that everyone else is going to be in the same boat that I am. I realized that I can be whoever I want to be. And I realized that I want to be a confident, healthy person! This article has really encouraged me and made me feel like I can handle this new experience! Thanks!!!