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What I wish I had known …. Students go through a lot transitioning

Before coming to BGSU, I had this idea in my mind of what college would be like, but it turns out the experience seems to be different for everyone.

Sometimes our expectations are too high and other times they are too low. It is a cliché to say this, but college is truly what you make of it, whether you believe me or not.

There will be numerous opportunities that you will be presented with and it’s all about which ones you choose to take and which you choose to ignore … Continue Reading

Budget your meal plan wisely

Meal plans are great! You definitely appreciate them after you’ve moved off campus and have to use your own money to buy food.

My freshman year, I had the silver custom plan.

This meant that I had a certain amount of swipes each week to get into the all-you-care-to-eat dining halls and a certain amount of Falcon Dollars.

I was extremely cautious with my spending that first semester, and had a lot of money left over at the end of the fall.

I started going to Starbucks more often and spending Falcon Dollars on snacks at Outtakes.

When … Continue Reading

Marching band helped me make friends

I knew when I was accepted at BGSU that I wanted to be a part of the Falcon Marching Band.

This ended up being the best decision I made about my college career so far.

When freshmen come to campus, it’s a lot to think about and get ready for – a whole new chapter of your life is starting!

On top of that, you will know next to nobody and be expected to make a whole new group of friends, something that came effortlessly through 13 years of … Continue Reading

Long-distance relationships in college can work

Dating in high school was easy. Seeing your boyfriend every day, even if you didn’t attend the same high school.

College would be totally different.

Two hours, 110 miles and nine months apart.

My boyfriend and I started dating during my junior year in high school.

We were worried that our relationship would end when I went away to college.

Of course, he could visit and I would go home, but would it be enough? Could we survive the distance?

None of my friends were going to college in a long-distance relationship. I … Continue Reading

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