Spend some time with the Resident Hall Advisor (RA) or with a student that has already spent a year at the school. They will know all the great hang-out places. Ask them:
- Where is the best place to get coffee?
- Is there a local hang-out that I just shouldn’t miss?
- Where is a great place to study if I need some quiet time to focus? It may be the second floor of the library behind the shelves where no one else goes.
- Ask if there are any difficult professors that you should avoid in future classes. This little bit of information can prove invaluable to you!
Contributor: Lindy Schneider from AmericasCollegeAdvisor.com