The first day of college is a nervous day for anyone who is attending. You will have to settle in the dorms and check out the place so that you do not get lost when getting to classes, then you need to talk to your roommate and make a good first impression and et cetera. For those who are moving to a different state or country for college it is even tougher to get used to the complete newness of the place and people. So here are some tips on getting to the first day, making through the first day and settling in properly.
Talk to the roommate before getting to the campus premises
Your roommate will be your friend and your partner for the time you will be in the dorm. So you will have to get along with them and also be friends with them since you will be living in an enclosed spacing with this new person. It is highly recommended by dorm officials to talk to your roommate and familiarize yourself with them before you get to the college. This way you will not have to make or break it on the first day when you meet them. It is also easier to change roommates before you get to campus as the slots can be moved around. Talking to your roommate will also help you organize the things you need to bring and whether you need to get a cheap mini storage.
Do not go shopping till you hit the dorms
Although you might think it’s convenient to go to the store while you are on the way to campus, it will be easier for you to figure out things after you get to the dorm. Your roommate might have brought things that you wanted to buy on your own, and the dorm itself usually provides items that you might have wanted to get from the supermarket as well. You can even figure out if you need to need to buy a mini storageto store your and your roommate’s camera equipment and other sensitive stuff. Postpone that shopping trip until you take an inventory of things that you are your new roommate are missing in the dorm room.
Make the visit to the bank and such after you have settled in as well. So get your things to the dorm first, talk and get to know your roommate and then get your errands going on the second day after you have rested and also know what is going around.