It’s hard to believe that I’ll be moving into my college dorm in less than two weeks! It seems like just yesterday I was applying to colleges, and now I’m starting at my dream school! I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what I want to get out of college, and I’ve come up with some freshman year goals.
Earn at least a 3.9 GPA first semester freshman year. I’m in the Honors college at USC, and I need to maintain a 3.3 graduate with honors. Even more, I have to have at least a 3.65 to stay in the International Business program.
It’s cliche, but a big goal of mine is to avoid the Freshman 15. USC has an amazing work out facility (pictured below) and I definitely want to take advantage of that! There are some really interesting group exercise classes offered that I definitely want to try out.
Make new friends, but keep in touch with my high school ones. It’s easy to lose contact with old friends, especially when they’re a plane ride away. I’m going to make an effort to stay close with my high school friends. FaceTime and social media make it a lot easier!
I don’t want to pull an all-nighter. In other words, I’m going to work really hard to not procrastinate on assignments! I definitely fell prey to procrastination in high school. Even though there are a million things that I can do on campus, I need to prioritize my studies and get things done on time. Plus, less procrastination = less stress!
Save money for when I study abroad. I have a job on campus and I want to dedicate part of every paycheck to my study abroad fund. As an International Business student, I have the opportunity to study abroad in Germany second semester sophomore year! I want to make sure I have enough money to travel on the weekends and to try new foods! And by new foods, I mean new gelato flavors 😉 My goal right now is to save 80% of every paycheck. That shouldn’t be that hard, considering that I don’t have any necessary expenses at college!
I want to get to know my professors. All professors have mandatory office hours at USC, and my goal is to go to at least one session for each of my classes. Not only will it be good to introduce myself to my teachers, but I’ll also be able to ask questions about stuff I didn’t understand in class!
A lot of my freshman year goals revolve around academics, but it’s equally important to set goals for your social and physical well-being! Those are just a lot harder to put into words.
Smaller goals include…
- Volunteer/raise money for the philanthropy my future sorority supports
- Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night
- Become good friends with my roommate and suitemates
- Join new clubs and go to sporting events
What are your freshman year goals?