Students Offer Advice for Incoming Freshmen

Want the inside scoop on Meredith College? Hear it from our students. Meredith’s Office of Admissions asked a group of rising sophomores, juniors and seniors to share some advice that they believe would benefit an incoming freshman.

Students offered the following advice for Meredith’s Class of 2015.

“Enjoy your freshman year! Get out there and meet new people, get involved, which is the best way to meet people with your same interests. Enjoy your classes and make great connections.” —Cristina Rivera, ’14

“Don’t be afraid to be yourself when you get here. Everyone wants to get to know the real you! Make sure you give us that chance.”— Angel Jackson, ’13

“Be open to new things! Allow yourself to have fun and have adventures. Things usually turn out okay and even when they don’t, you can always learn from your mistakes. Take a risk: do something you have never done before!” — Cecelia Blair, ’14

“Don’t worry if you feel like a fish out of water for a few weeks. It takes a little time for everyone to adjust to college, but it is okay you’ve got your Meredith sisters to help you through it!”— Rebecca Wright ’12

“Take risks and step out of your comfort zone. There is so much you can learn about yourself when you do and it will definitely help the transition into college. It is a great way to meet people and make great friends.”— Dayanna Hernandez, ’14

“Freshman year is all about finding out what you want to do. You will find your niche. You will feel so much more connected to the college and make a lot of new friends if you are involved in an organization/club on campus.”— Jade Rice, ’13

“Just enjoy freshman year and realize that everything will be new and unfamiliar for a while. You will be discovering your strengths and weaknesses through your newfound independence and you may experience challenging situations. Remember that these tough experiences will only make you a stronger person and take each day as it comes. Remember to breathe and take time to relax, no matter how stressed you are! It will help you think clearer and make better decisions.” —Sanaa Bhatti, ’14

“Don’t sweat the small stuff. Get to know your peers and your professors. They are there to help you succeed.”— Coley Ledford, ’13

“Come to Meredith with the attitude that your freshman year is going to go great. And it will. Better than you expected.” —Onisha Walker, ’14

For this series, we’ll post responses to questions about the Meredith experience, academics and campus life at least once per week throughout the summer.

Next question: “What’s the one thing you wish you’d known the summer before your freshman year?

Learn more about Meredith at, or contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-MEREDITH.

Date Submitted: 2011-06-17

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