How to Survive Orientation Week?

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College orientation week is the time when some are listening consciously and deeply, while others are just there to reunite with their friends or simply hang out. Whether you enjoy the mere concept of orientation week or not, here is how to survive it.

  1. First, ATTEND. That may sound silly, but in order to survive orientation week, you must be there. You cannot survive it while skipping the whole week.

  1. Be open to new friendships. You don’t want your college years to be over only to realize that you haven’t put yourself out there to meet new people.

  1. There are several events and announcements so find and listen to them. You don’t want to be shut off and in your own bubble. Be involved.

  1. Many university/college specific clubs tend to make themselves known during orientation week. If you are interested in a group, write your name down and be a part of it. Through clubs, you will meet people who share similar interests. So step out of your comfort zone.

  1. Also, if you are one of those people thinking of attending orientation week physically but will mentally zone out of every part of the week, the only advice is… TRY, at least TRY to be interested. A little bit of effort can go a long way.

  1. Most importantly during your first week, be relaxed and stay calm. You don’t want to stress over the little things, because then you will miss out on all the joys that a college experience brings.


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