The Advice of the Day! comes from a Golden Heart of ’15 Orientation Leader, Camille Lacey!
When I came to Wesleyan I had great OLs that told me so much about the campus, so here is my advice to you. To start, everyone says that learning class cheers is important. Every year cheer sessions happen where first years have the opportunity to learn their class cheers. I never had the desire to go to these, but looking back I can see the importance of those sessions. They are an initial way to get to know the other girls in your class and to come together which is so important. It will help you make friends and break you out of your bubble. You may not find your best friends your first year here, but getting involved with things on campus is a good first start! Throughout the years you will have plenty of opportunities to find your group so you should still take advantage of every activity on the way. While there are many activities happening on campus, realize there are also things going on off campus. A large amount of my friends have been made from students at other colleges, downtown, and work off-campus. Getting to know people off campus can give you a diverse outlook on what’s going on in Macon. You can then invite your new friends to experience Wesleyan life, too!
When meeting people in your classes, it is important to understand that not everyone is taking the same course as you or has the same study methods as you. A method may work for one peer that doesn’t work for you, and that’s okay. However, it is very helpful if you find people that do study the same as you. There’s a good chance that you will have several classes with the same people in your major. It will be so helpful if you get study buddies! When thinking about your classes, I would also advise you to think ahead when planning your schedules. Correct planning can ensure a happy senior year where you can focus on the important things that come with graduating.
My last few pieces of advice are to only bring what is absolutely needed to your dorm room. You never know exactly how much stuff your roommate will bring and it’s best not to overwhelm each other. Also, be aware of student deals around Macon. One of my favorites is discounted movie tickets that are found in the business office! Good luck with everything and I’m excited to meet all of you!