Make College Connections Before You Step on Campus Freshman Year

Incoming freshmen can connect with other students and college advisers during the summer. 

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Students can use their campus orientation to make connections with other students and staff.

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Many colleges have events to highlight campus organizations in the beginning of the fall semester, but incoming freshmen can get a head start.

"If there are particular groups that people are really committed to before they even begin, I think it would be great to start making those connections before you even arrive," Forbes says.​

Forbes says that students can research organizations online and reach out to group leaders during the summer.

Starting the fall with connections can make the first few weeks of college a little less intimidating. Admissions officials encourage students to find resources on their own, but say they are there to help.

Estry says that one of his office's primary goals is to help students connect with the resources they need or with the people who can help them find and use the resources available. 

“Even the best of the students are very nervous about this type of transition," he says. ​ 
 
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