Today and tomorrow I get to meet some of our new freshmen students. I enjoy this process (though I’m not a big fan of our unnecessarily complicated course registration system which we all have to use). The students here are really a key to making this such a fantastic job for me.
Last year, I wrote a post with “advice for new students”. I would mostly stress the same points again this year (you can reread the original post for more detail):
- Ask questions
- Focus on learning how to learn
- Learn skills, especially writing and quantitative reasoning
- Challenge yourself
- Get involved with university life, but not over-involved
- Consider study abroad
- Connect with students, staff and faculty
Wesleyan can really provide all of you with an incredible start to your adult lives and post-baccalaureate careers. So take advantage of this experience! It really is whatever you want to make of it.