Transitioning from high school to a university can be a huge stressor. There are tips that can make this transition go smoothly, though, both for incoming freshman and students transferring from a community college. Here are some helpful advice and information.
When it comes to roommates, get together after everyone has moved to get acquainted and to openly communicate and address personal boundaries:
-Set boundaries about visitors and late night restrictions.
-Enforce rules about cleaning and create schedules (get a board to create a weekly schedule).
- Tell your roommates which of your possessions you would not like them to borrow without asking.
The next issue that comes to mind is safety:
-Be aware of your surroundings and never walk around campus alone at night. If you happen to be alone and need escorting from class to your car or dorm, call SEEUS (Student Eyes and Ears for University Safety) at 734-487-3387. SEEUS escorts wear bright yellow T-shirts or jackets with the SEEUS eye logo on the back and carry walkie-talkies to stay in contact with the Department of Public Safety. Operation is Monday through Friday for fall and winter semesters, 5-11 p.m.
-Always walk with a group of friends or classmates.
-Don’t walk around with a lot of cash and don’t flash your cash around.
-Lock your dorm door at all times — you don’t want something like your smartphone or laptop stolen.
-If you feel that you are in danger, call DPS . If you are on campus the number is 734-487-1222, or you can call 911.
-For students with learning disabilities, physical limitations and other disabilities, the Disability Resource Center helps accommodate students and will provide them with resources for achieving equal opportunities for academic success.
-The Snow Health Center, located by the Rec/IM, is a wellness center that provides free counseling and HIV testing for students by staff trained by the Michigan Department of Community Health. Testing location is 330 Snow Health Center on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-Whether you’re struggling academically or need some assistance with a writing assignment, the University Writing Center, located in room 115 in Halle Library, offers writing workshops. Whether you need help, study tips or peer editing on an essay for class, there are targeted workshops for specific classes that can help you get on the right track.
For more information go to emich.edu.
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