If you’re like me, you’ve been spending lots of time at your local Target or Bed, Bath, and Beyond, searching for anything and everything you might need for your dorm in college. You’ve probably been in contact with your roommate, and are starting to feel nerves about meeting them. Classes are no more than a faraway thought, although perhaps they’re closer than you think. Before classes start at many universities, however, students have the opportunity to spend an extra week on campus. During a college’s welcome week, incoming students can get a feel for campus surroundings, get used to living in a dorm, and take part in a number of college-sponsored activities. Welcome week is an important first step in your college experience. Here are three tips for making the most of it:If you skip out on welcome week, you also lose the chance to make new friends and find out more about opportunities at your university, like student-run clubs and Greek life. Welcome week is meant to make going to college easier. Who doesn’t want that?Remember that welcome week isn’t some arbitrary requirement; it’s there for you. If you let yourself have fun, you’ll never forget welcome week.
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