College life can be pressure-filled, especially for freshman who are tackling all kinds of new responsibilities for the first time. But remember that you’re surrounded by people who want to help you succeed. Explore these resources on campus:

Health Center

Scope this out (location, hours, fees) before you need it. You don’t want to stress over these details while you’re feeling crummy.


Digitized collections with search engines are far more reliable than Google. Plus, li-brarians are trained to help you track down the information you need.

Tutoring or Writing Center

Student employees are trained to assist their peers. These centers might offer one-on-one or group assistance.

Fitness Center

Your campus activity fee might already cover your membership, so work up a sweat.

Counseling Center

Student life—and life in general—can be stressful. You don’t have to muddle through alone.

Job Placement Center

This is a great place to start your career search later or to look now for part-time jobs or occasional weekend work.

Your Advisor

Academic advisors can provide a wealth of knowledge about classes, graduation requirements, internships, job hunting and industry contacts. Email ahead of time to schedule an appointment, and prepare a list of questions. If you are having trouble adjusting or struggling with a class, your advisor can put you in touch with campus resources and can provide advice for transitioning to college.