Starting college can be exciting and new, but it can also bring up unforeseen stressors.

Common challenges that first year students may experience:

  • Homesickness / Returning home
  • Feeling disconnected / Difficulties making friends
  • Challenges navigating the campus and getting acclimated
  • Navigating new romantic relationships and sexual experiences
  • Challenges with organization, time management and staying healthy
  • Exposure to new cultural diversity that is different than previous experiences
  • Acclimating to academic expectations that may be more challenging than anticipated

Resources for First Year Students