Presentation on theme: "High School to College THE DIFFERENCES. College is The Best Time of Your Life It is time to be involved in everything your college or university will."— Presentation transcript:
College is The Best Time of Your Life It is time to be involved in everything your college or university will have to offer. College is a time when: The “cool kids” disappear Who you eat lunch with does not define you as a person There is no such thing as “un-cool” Your are an adult.
High School vs. College ORIENTATION Builds a strong bond among class members Fosters relationships before the school year begins Makes the college transition easier Helps you to feel comfortable in the college setting
High School vs. College THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT You are no longer a passive learner You are expected to have an opinion Class participation is key to success You can voice your thoughts and disagree; this is not deviant behavior If something is unclear see the professor during office hours
High School vs. College YOUR SOCIAL LIFE Balancing academic and social life is key Time management is important Prioritize your activities Study groups with classroom peers can be helpful
High School vs. College ROOMMATES Can be a great benefit Can help you to adapt to college life because you are adapting together You immediately have someone who can go to the dining hall with you Can help form a social network Should respect each other’s opinions, customs and feelings Should discuss problems as they arise
High School vs. College What to Eat/The Freshman 15 Eat a balanced diet Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables and grains Limit saturated fats Make lean, low-fat or nonfat choices when possible Avoid late night foods/snacks Exercise to help manage your weight
High School vs. College Making Your Own Choices Recognize your limitations Beware of peer pressure Skipping classes can hinder learning Drugs and alcohol have consequences Pregnancy and STDs can only be prevented by abstinence Need help? Visit Health Service or talk with the campus counselor