I was never a math major, but if my calculations are correct,
18-year-olds starting their freshman year at college this fall were born in or around 1994. Which means you whippersnappers might not fully appreciate the super-cool concept for the cover of this Student Survival Guide, because you weren't alive for any of the 1980's. Which means I feel sad for you. So for your first college assignment, I task you with (legally) downloading music by Duran Duran, The Go-Gos, Culture Club, Erasure, and their contemporaries. You will thank me later.
Make the most of your education: Why easy A’s and a light course load might rob you in the long run
I first came in contact with that daunting, incomprehensible
piece of paper in elementary school. The vast combinations of letters and numbers seemed like a language I would never decode.
Broaden your palette: Get off campus and out into Rochester’s vibrant art scene
In case you didn't know, Rochester
is a city practically bursting with art and creativity. Whether you're an
artist yourself, an art enthusiast, or just in need a break from your studies,
the Rochester art scene is home to many popular venues -- as well as exciting hidden
treasures -- that will open your mind to new ideas, and possibly give you a new
perspective on how to view the world.
Feel like a kid again: Blow off some academic steam and have a blast with these off-campus outings
You're finally in college. You've gotten a taste of that
independence you've been craving your entire teenaged life.
Helping others, helping yourself: Why college is the perfect time to get involved in the community
All those hours of community service in high school paid off:
you've been accepted into college. You did your good deeds for the world -- and let's
be honest, to brighten up that application -- and you're
Take care of yourself: Make the most of campus health and safety offerings
You have arrived at college, your new home away from home for
about 10 months out of the year. Everything is new, especially if you're living
More than a meal: Stretch your dollar by grabbing food and entertainment off-campus
I remember my first week at college, when the dining hall
seemed like some heavenly, endless supply of food I could just pick up and eat
at any time. That feeling didn't last.
COMPILED BY ANTOINETTE ENA JOHNSON As incoming students will soon discover, the Greater
Rochester area is absolutely bursting with special events -- this town loves its
festivals -- and there's never a shortage of interesting things going on in the
Go to your professors' office hours. They may seem
scary at first, but most of your professors actually do want to talk to you.