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Tips for First-Year Students

#1 Go to Class!

Classes aren't just mandatory, you paid for them and now it is time to reap the benefits! Attending classes is the clearest way to acheive academic success.

#2 Become Involved

Join a campus sports team or interest group to meet new people. Try something you have never done before and meet new people. Saint Anselm College's student body is friendly and welcoming and living on campus is a great way to broaden your horizons.

#3 Hang Out

It's great to go back home and see old friends, but consider hanging out for the first 4-6 weeks of the school year. You will find staying on campus during this time will help you get invovled and meet new people, helping you feel more comfortable on campus. Before you know it, any feelings of homesickness will be a distant memory.

#4 Keep Your Door Open

Just by keeping your door open when you're in your room will help you to meet people you didn't even know lived in your floor or maybe right next door! Making the connection with your neighbors, classmates and peers is key to a great transition into life at the college.