What I wish I had known: Keep your door open

As an incoming first-year student at BGSU, you are fresh out of high school and have the next four years all to yourself.  This is the perfect time to do the things you have always wanted to do.

BGSU is unique from other universities in so many ways, but one thing that I think is very special to BGSU, is each student’s ability to make a difference here.  Whether it is creating your own student organization or joining the largest or even smallest organization on campus.  This is your time, so cherish it.

The next four (or maybe five….) years will FLY by, so take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way.  Find your passion and put everything you have into that passion.  Whether it is academics, community service or even a social organization, give it all you have.

Don’t over-schedule or over-work yourself, but keep yourself busy with things that you enjoy.  These years here at BGSU are yours for the taking.  Even if you know some people here already, there are THOUSANDS of students who you haven’t met yet, and that really will impact your college career.

So keep your door open in your residence hall, talk to the students sitting next to you in class and make connections that will last a lifetime.

Make these next few years whatever you want them to be, be who you have always wanted to be.  Find your passion here and give it your all.  I can promise you, you won’t regret it!!

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