Adjusting to College

You're here to learn a lot, and while there's a ton of fun things to do, studying comes first. In your first semester, you'll take a FirstChoice course and you will get connected with your first-year advisor. Your instructors and advisors are here to help you with time management and studying, to inspire you to learn, to keep you on track for graduation, and to help you get engaged in our campus community.

It's important to us that you feel welcomed and celebrated as a valued member of our community. Our campus is a melting pot of students from all backgrounds, and we can help connect you to resources and interest groups centered around race and culturereligionabilitysexual orientation, and more.

Your residence hall (a fancy word for dorm) is a great place to make friends and to get some extra advice from your peer Resident Assistants and Mentors. There are tons of hall programs and socials to help you get connected to your new neighbors. And you're looking for a community-oriented experience in an all first-year building, check out the  Johnson Hall First Year Residential Experience (FYRE).

A healthy student is a successful student. Take care of yourself by choosing one of our many nutritious dining options and by working up a sweat at our fitness centers. If you're feeling a little run down, we have a caring staff of counselors and nurse practitioners that can get you back in tip-top shape.