One thing that freshman students often worry about is money. Money is a big challenge for students. Even though you are often provided room and board within the cost of your tuition, for many students, this is the first time they’re really on their own financially. Therefore, you have to be mindful about how much money you’re spending each time you go somewhere or when you spend time with your friends. You may consider getting a job during the school year or over the summer to have extra pocket money. If you’re having financial concerns, you can talk to a trusted adult in your family or a financial aid advisory at school.
The “Freshman 15” is an expression commonly used to talk about how freshmen usually gain 15 pounds their first year of college. This is often due to the lack of healthy eating options on campus, a new eating schedule than you’re used to, the lack of exercise and ultimately, drinking. In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, be conscientious about what you’re eating and take note of where the healthy foods are on campus. Make time to utilize the gym several days a week, and avoid consuming things that aren’t good for your health.