Adjusting to college is hard but not impossible

Our view: The Wichitan staff believes that getting involved with activities on campus can help freshmen adjust to their new environment.

For incoming freshmen, adjusting to college life can be hard and a little overwhelming. You no longer have nine months to learn a subject; only 16 weeks.

With your parents back home you are considered an adult, so you’re the one in charge of how you spend your time. Developing a routine and time management skills can be tasking and a challenge. Even making new friends and developing new love interests can be a bit difficult.

One thing that can help you get out of your comfort zone is getting involved with activities on campus. It can help you make friends, and meet people from different walks of life. The people you meet in college can be the friends you have for the rest of your life. There are even workshops on how to manage stress and develop time management skills. With activities like midnight breakfast, business etiquette dinners, and round up week and homecoming you’ll be able to adjust to college life and even thrive. Joining a student organization and being an officer can also help freshmen adjust to the college environment.

While this all can seem scary, it’s not. Every college student has gone through this process, and many have succeeded. You can too.