Letter to First-Years Entering University

*I lived off-campus in my first-year, so my experience may differ from yours*

Congratulations. You’re finally finished four years of high school and either you ran across the finish line (of exams), or (if you’re anything like me) you painfully crawled your way barely passed the finish line and declared it to be vacation before the school authorities could object to your freshly printed grades. (I still made it into Waterloo, just for reference). Anyways, allow your parents to give you a pat on the back for gruelling through the past weeks of exams and realize that this summer may be your last one off before you start your journey in university, where you realize that nothing is, what is seems (cue Wizards of Waverly Place). Here are some things to expect upon entry to university, things to be lookin’ out for.

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Things I’ve Learned in My First Year of University

First year came and flew by in a flash. University really does just come and go – way faster than high school. I remember the university application process, finally making my decision and being both excited and nervous about what the future would hold. I remember how nervous I was the first day I moved out for university.

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