How to Make the Most of the Fading Days of Summer

How to Make the Most of the Fading Days of Summer
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    Summer still has a lot of life in it, but if you're a college student, then you know that August is when most students return to campus.

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If you’re a first-year student, then that means freshman orientation will bring you on campus before everyone else except, of course, the football team. The lazy, hazy days of summer may make it hard to focus on college, so before you pack your stuff and head out, there are some things you just have to do.

1. Say Goodbye — Incoming freshmen have been saying “farewell” to their high school friends since graduation. Who can blame them? Some friends will be difficult to keep up with except at holidays and summer breaks, while others may not be seen again until the first class reunion.

You don’t need much urging to get in some last good-byes, so make a point in reaching out to your friends before you’re off to college. They’ll be glad that you did. You will too.

2. Beach Fling — One last trip to the lake, beach or to the mountains is in order. Better is a trip you can spend with many of your friends, but if you can’t then go with your family or even go alone.

The time you spend away from your home or your routine will do you wonders. You’ll be relaxed and ready to head off to college with a brief respite under your belt.

3. Contact Your Roommate — If you’ll be living in a dorm, you’ll have at least one roommate. Most schools supply roommate information to students well before they leave for college, giving you an opportunity to connect.

Call your roommate and introduce yourself. Discuss your arrival plans and coordinate what to bring. You don’t need two microwaves, two televisions or two music systems. Make this person a friend before you both arrive and you’ll have a friend throughout college.

4. Review Your Financials — You’ll need your parents on hand with this step. Specifically, you need to understand how much your schooling costs and how it is being paid. If there are loose financial ends to be tied, now is the time to handle these.

Discuss with your parents how money will handled. Will you have access to a debit card? A credit card? How will you handle emergencies? Make sure that your cell phone has sufficient coverage while you’re away. Identify how bills will be paid including your credit card statement.

Final Thoughts

Are you nervous? That’s normal. Get everything organized and packed well before you head off to college and allow enough time for orientation if you are a freshman. For returning students, you’ll be seeking out your friends, people with whom you can make a successful and near seamless transition from summer vacation to the new academic year.

College Financing reference:

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