The Phantom Voice
It Is OK to Eat Alone.
Your roommate is in a meeting, your friends are in class, and you are starving. Everyone is terrified of eating alone in the dining hall, it is not the worst thing in the world. Nobody is going to be paying attention to the fact that you are enjoying dinner for one. Yes, it may be weird and even a little awkward at first, but you are going to survive.
College Professors Aren’t Scary People.
All through high school my teachers would scare me by saying, "College professors will not cut you any slack," making them out to be the worst people in the world. Professors are very understanding... well most of the time, you do get the occasional crazy one. That's not to say you can make up every exam or homework assignment, but they aren't monsters. So if you are going to be nervous about classes, don't let it be because of the professor.
Greek life is one of many organizations you can be apart of on a college campus. Is this isn't for you then there are plenty of other groups and organizations for everyone. All I stress is that freshman year you at least join one new thing. That could be absolutely anything, but being involved and getting to meet new people will be something you do not regret. If something doesn't work out, try something else. There is a place for everyone on a college campus, and once you find what's right for you it will be a blast!
Go Out and Meet People.
You don't have to go out every night, but it's good to stop watching Netflix or get off your phone every once in a while and walk around outside or mingle with people in your dorm. Don't be the person who never leaves their dorm room unless it's to shower or go to class. Make some friends and get some fresh air.
Study for Exams in Advance.
Studying for exams in college is a whole new ball game. It is chapters worth of content into one exam, so definitely start to study little by little each day and do not try to cram the night before a big exam. It is going to be nearly impossible to get good grades with those kind of studying habits. After each class try to go over the material and read before class so you already have an idea of what the topic is for that day. I know all of that sounds crazy, but it does work. Also, take notes, they actually do help.
It isn’t as Impossible as People Make it Seem
Adults make it seem like college is impossible. I promise you it is possible. It's not going to be easy by any means; there is a lot of change and classes are not going to be like high school, but you are going to make it through. You aren't going to be studying every single night, and you will have free time. Time management is key. College will be some of the greatest times of your life. Enjoy it!