Educational Resource Center

You’re in College Now. Three Ways to Ease Into Your New Collegiate Self

June 18, 2014

Greetings, new Terriers! We know Orientation is already jam packed, but the ERC invites you to visit us on the 6th floor of the Center for Student Services at 100 Bay State Road. Stop by and say hello before you head back home! We are your academic support center, so get to know us early.

We’re looking forward to meeting you! In the meantime, here are some tips for making the most of the summer before your FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE!

1. Get into a healthy sleep schedule now. Come up with a reasonable bedtime and “wake up” time. A steady sleep schedule will make all the difference in college.

2. Do you have a regular exercise routine? Regular physical activity reduces stress, fosters better sleep quality and can even help you keep the Freshmen 15 at bay.

3. Are you drinking enough water? Get into the habit now and consider cutting back on caffeine. Venti lattes won’t get you through all your first-year courses as well as good ol’ water will. If you are a caffeine fiend, we dare you not to have any at least 8 hours before bedtime. It could keep you up!

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