My college, the University of Minnesota, has about 45,000 students. My graduating class in high school had 45. You might imagine a step up like that comes with its growing pains, and in my case, you’d be correct. In particular, the academic leap from a tiny high school to a major university proved difficult.
Whether you’re a college freshman or a seasoned delinquent in your sixth year of extended childhood, there is no doubt that the return to school will yield some forgotten items. Every year, I manage to forgo packing a few things…just not the basic necessities you might think of.
Fall semester can be a rude awakening for many students. Syllabus week should serve as the perfect transition back into college life, but more often that not it just becomes an excuse to go out every night. This is really a shame, because students who stumble at the start of the semester rarely recover. Backpedaling through the semester is no way to experience college.