Students Share Freshmen Year Advice

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.

We asked students “What’s the one thing you wish you’d known the summer before your freshman year?”

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

“The one thing I wish I had known the summer before freshman year was that every other person was just as nervous as I was. Going to a new place with almost no one you know is terrifying and nerve-wracking, but it is so, so rewarding and positive. You just have to hang in there! You aren’t alone and everyone else is as nervous about making friends as you are.” -- Cecelia Blair, ’14

I wish I had known to get involved in what I could right away because being active on campus made a huge difference second semester.”-- Cristina Rivera, ’14

I wish I had known just how busy orientation was going to be. I had planned on being able to relax a little before classes started but they kept us so busy that it just didn’t happen. —Angel Jackson, ’13

“To bring the things are important to you to school and to only bring/buy things that you will actually use and need.” -- Rebecca Jernigan, ’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 are you doing (research, travel, internship, etc.) this summer?

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

Date Submitted: 2011-06-30

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