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There is 1 comment on Advice for First-year Students on Navigating the College Experience

  1. Good advice. Also…

    Explore Boston!
    Boston is more than the North End, Seaport, Comm Ave, or some trendy “speakeasy.” Nearly everything is within walking distance or accessible with the T. Get out and explore when you have time!

    Learn how to enter/board and use the T.
    Don’t crowd or stand directly in front of the doors of the trolley when you are waiting to board — a local Bostonian or stressed out student will probably bulldoze you while saying a few choice words. (No, seriously!) Clear the way and allow people to exit before boarding. When you enter the trolley/car, do not crowd or stop at the entryway or fare box — keep moving, fill in the gaps, and take your bag off. Do not use the T without paying.

    Learn how to walk on Comm Ave.
    Like driving: stay on your right, pay attention, move with a purpose, and get out of the way. If you want to have a conversation, move to the side instead of stopping in the middle of the way. Use the bike lanes if you are on bike, scooter, etc.

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