When you first arrive at college, your environment will feel … unfamiliar. Sure, you’ve toured the campus once or twice, but there is still a lot left to explore. Although it’s an exciting time in your life, let’s be frank, you might feel out of place.
That’s why The College of Saint Rose teamed up with the JED Foundation, a nonprofit organization that exists to protect the emotional health for our nation’s teens and young adults, to provide tips and tools on how to prepare for college.
We know there are many, many, good days ahead of you. You’ll make new friends, try new things, explore new academic interests, and begin to understand why thousands of students call Saint Rose “home.”
However, there might be times when you feel overwhelmed or lost. You are not alone. There are support services available on campus that will help you navigate these challenges, whether you need academic, emotional, or financial support.
In addition to what we provide at Saint Rose, check out some of JED’s tools and resources:
- The SET TO GO program – a hub of resources and tools you’ll find really really helpful whenever you need solid advice.
- The College Transition Summer Checklist – a worksheet that can help you figure out what to do over the summer to prepare for college.
And the following blog posts:
- Get to Know Your Campus – an informative post about how to explore your campus and find the support services you need to live a healthy lifestyle.
- Dorm Living – an informational post about how to adjust to your new living space.
- Roommate Communication Tips – a how-to guide to communicating with your roommate and making an enjoyable living space.
We’re thrilled to welcome you to Saint Rose and think you’re going to do just fine. But, if you ever feel out of sorts, don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help. Your Resident Assistant (RA) will be available to answer any questions and concerns or help point you in the right direction.