High school graduation seems like it was yesterday. From tassel flipping to cap tossing culminating what seemed to be the longest 4 years of your life. Now on to living life abundantly with your best friends all summer long. Staying up all night curfew free. It’s 2am on a Tuesday night and your Fortnight squad is dominating. No parents asking if you’re done with your homework, no alarm clock to worry about waking you up at 6:15am, not a care in the world. Life couldn’t be any sweeter. Then it hits you… reality sets in. You realize that your first day of college is right around the corner and suddenly a feeling of terror slowly takes over your body. You feel yourself going numb from your toes and slowly climbing up your entire being. It’s almost as if you are paralyzed just at the thought of how your first semester will go. Am I even smart enough for college? What if I hate my roommate? What should I wear? Am I going to make friends? And the list goes on.
You’re not alone. There are thousands of other first year students at Texas A&M that share the very same fear. In fact, there are students at home right now thinking of an excuse to tell mom and dad so they can play hooky on the first day of school. We all have been there, I promise. However, what that fear fails to tell you is some of our most blissful moments are found on the other side of terror.
The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. – Will Smith
Some of the best moments in your life await you the moment you step foot in College Station. Yes, you’re coming into a new environment around people you have never seen before in your life. But don’t think of it as the first day of school, think of it as the first day of the rest of your life. Just make sure you live your best life. Your best memories are waiting for you to make them and just in case you need help preparing, here are a few tips to help you conquer some of the most common fears freshman face their first year.
We can’t wait to see you and remember!
13 Common College Freshmen Fears and How to Conquer Them
There are so many fun and exciting things happening the month of June! For starters, the first official day of summer is this month! We have a day all about celebrating dads, and one all about our best friends. For more fun to look forward to this month, check out our list of important dates below. And of course follow our social media to see what fun events we will be holding at Cambridge. Everyone is invited! So if you’re just visiting College Station for the day or here for orientation at Texas A&M, stop on by!
May is here, and we have arrived at the end of the 2017-2018 school year! We will be having our famous study breaks every night before finals. The study breaks are Pizza Night on Wednesday, May 2nd, Chocolate Night on Thursday, May 3rd, Fuego Night on Sunday, May 6th, and finally Breakfast Night on Monday, May 7th. Every study break night will start at 10 pm in the Cambridge Cafe. Move out day will be that Friday on May 11th! It has been a fantastic year here at the Cambridge! We will like to thank all of our residents for a great year and we hoped you enjoyed the Cambridge experience! We look forward to seeing everyone in August for the brand new 2018-2019 school year including Class of 2022! Be on the lookout for our 2017-2018 recap video! BTHO finals and have a fantastic summer! If you are a looking to come to A&M or Blinn next year, be sure to come visit and see why we are the best place for incoming students to live at!
Thanks and Gig’Em!