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Last Year's Summer & Advice

(June 29 2011) Written by: Christina Brooks in Student Life

Last year at this time I was anxiously waiting to start at RIT. I stalked the RIT Accepted Students group on Facebook literally everyday and read everything I could about RIT before coming. Even while cashiering at Target last summer I would randomly daydream about the college life. 

Yup, and now I sound super wierd. But hey, I was really excied! =)

To everyone that is coming to RIT this coming fall- Welcome! College is awesome and I hope you all will enjoy your first year at RIT as much as I did! Prepare to work hard in your classes, but trust me, it's really rewarding.

Here's some advice I was given, or wish I had, before my first year of college:

-Step out of your comfort zone, try something new and hang out with people you usually wouldn't hang out with, you could be surprised!
-Go to some RIT sponsored events! Especilly the hockey games. And the events during Orientation are pretty fun too!
-Stay up all night atleast once. No, not for a schoolwork all-nighter because I'm sure plenty of you will do that anyway, but on a weekend. Do it just because you can with all of your friends right there. I suggest one of the first weeks of the quarter before schoolwork piles up. =)
-Get involved! If that means clubs, a job, or just going to many different RIT events, then do it! Whatever works for you! It's a great way to meet people and get connected to campus!
-Bring an umbrella.
-And finally, have fun! =)

If any of you have any questions at all post 'em in the RIT Accepted Students-2011 facebook group and we'll answer them for you! 
You can also comment below and I can answer (or get someone who knows the answer) to reply to you!

Follow me on Twitter to hear about my summer and how I'm preparing for my sophmore (crazy!) year at RIT! 

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