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Adjusting to College Life

Welcome to college!

Attending college is one of the first major life transitions for many young adults. Some students are excited to take on the new experiences of campus life, while others feel apprehensive about making this change. Regardless of your outlook when beginning your first year of college, you may benefit from talking with others who have already made that transition.

Making the Transition

What are some of the most common changes you can expect in the first year on campus?

Common Stressors

The first year of college is a new and exciting adventure, but one that may come with a few challenges along the way. What are some of the most common stressors that first-year students experience?

Recommendations for First-Year College Students

What steps can you take to have a great first year of college?

Having Trouble Adjusting?

The Counseling Center is always available to provide you with additional resources and help you make an effective transition. For more information come by the 3rd floor of the Student Center (Room 305), call 405-574-1326, or email counseling@usao.edu