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    Freshman Advice Thread

    Long time reader, first time posting since who wants to hear a high schooler's opinion anyway. Back on point though, I'm finally achieving my life goal of attending Iowa State and I talked 11 people from my school(out of 52!) in to coming down with me.

    I'm living on the 4th floor of Helser and I move in this Wednesday. Since I don't really have any experience at college, I figured I would come to my go-to spot for information CyFan and figure out the best way to avoid being a really obvious freshman.

    Since most of you have had experiences with this stuff I'm banking on you all, as a community, coming together to help me be the best freshman at not being a freshman. Any advice would be awesome!



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Keep your door open for awhile, easiest way to meet people.


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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Also, you can only choose two of these three:

    Sleep
    Social life
    Good grades

    Figure out which two are important to you.


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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Holy crap, the summer is already over...



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cmjh10 View Post
    Keep your door open for awhile, easiest way to meet people.
    Especially in summer on the 4th floor of Helser.



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Wear your high school letter jacket to class so everyone knows how awesome you are. This also applies to prom shirts/sweatshirts.

    Start dating a sophomore in high school and talk to her on the phone at all times and go home to visit her every weekend.

    These two things will guarantee a great freshman year.


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    Do your best to familiarize yourself with where you're going before day 1. Also, don't walk into a 400 level course only to realize you're in the wrong room. That was kind of embarrassing.


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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by GingerNinja View Post
    Long time reader, first time posting since who wants to hear a high schooler's opinion anyway. Back on point though, I'm finally achieving my life goal of attending Iowa State and I talked 11 people from my school(out of 52!) in to coming down with me.

    I'm living on the 4th floor of Helser and I move in this Wednesday. Since I don't really have any experience at college, I figured I would come to my go-to spot for information CyFan and figure out the best way to avoid being a really obvious freshman.

    Since most of you have had experiences with this stuff I'm banking on you all, as a community, coming together to help me be the best freshman at not being a freshman. Any advice would be awesome!
    get used to the bus system. don't pull the lever on your way to class. Obvy freshman sign.
    little red backpack you get, don't wear it around.
    Act like you know your way around campus.


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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by FarminCy View Post
    Wear your high school letter jacket to class so everyone knows how awesome you are. This also applies to prom shirts/sweatshirts.

    Start dating a sophomore in high school and talk to her on the phone at all times and go home to visit her every weekend.

    These to things will guarantee a great freshman year.
    I'm kind of questioning this strategy, but with your experience and expertise I will trust you and go out to purchase a letter jacket right now (they aren't cool anymore). But thanks for pointing out the prom shirt I probably would have brought one



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Your futon pulls out. You should too.


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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    DIS will give you a lanyard, a drawstring bag, a map, and a shirt. Only 2 of these are acceptable to use, but only if the lanyard isn't worn around your neck.



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Get really drunk and have unprotected sex.



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    get used to the bus system. don't pull the lever on your way to class. Obvy freshman sign.
    little red backpack you get, don't wear it around.
    Act like you know your way around campus.
    Don't pull the lever?



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cmjh10 View Post
    Keep your door open for awhile, easiest way to meet people.
    I recommend this for dropping a deuce in the dorms as well.



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    For the academics side, DON'T SKIP CLASS. Seriously, it makes a huge difference between passing classes and being on academic probation.

    For the social life side of college, meet as many people as you can. Go to parties on a Tuesday night, go to the bars on a Wednesday night when you're 21, and hook-up with a lot of girls before you start dating someone seriously. You're only this age once, enjoy it while you can.



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