You are just getting to your new school and it’s time for you to make responsible choices in your life. One of the first things you can do is to learn how to transition from living at home to living on campus.
This is why many universities require living on campus for the first year or two. It is a way to help you move from living under your parent’s roof. This is slowly edging you into the adult world and the reality of taking on more responsibilities. Campus life is the best way to cross from your parent’s house to living on your own.
The best way to transition from home life to college is by living right on campus in the dorms for a year or two. Each dorm has people that live there who are “dorm mothers,” “house parents,” or “RAs(Resident Assistants).” They are there to help keep order and to help with the students. Get to know these people and be their friend. Offer to be helpful and they will appreciate you. In time you will really appreciate them. If you have an issue these will be the people you will turn to for help.
In the dorm, you have freedom, you are your own person, yet you have to abide by the college rules. You have the cafeteria for your meals, you have to do your own laundry, and you are responsible for keeping your dorm room clean. It is a great way to experience college life.
Your happy life is an inside job,
Herb Ammons is a Life Skills Speaker who uses purposeful storytelling and interactive exercises to teach students the “12 Secrets to a Happy Life” and help them identify positive behaviors to help deal with the challenges of everyday life. In the process, they will recognize their own set of skills that they can apply to make better day-to-day and life choices. Herb’s programs aim at developing practical competence skills in the rapidly changing life of a student by addressing areas that include managing personal affairs, goal setting and achievement, and health and wellness. Herb helps students deal with the college blues, the mental stress of new people and new experiences, new classmates and roommates, the dating scene and more of the experiences that are all new to college students in their first years. Herb is available to bring his message to your students, faculty and staff at your next campus event.