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20 Things to Know for Your First Year, as Told by an Alumna

Posted by Sarah Abare '19 on Sep 19, 2019 11:26:00 AM

1.) Your ID is Your Lifeline to Everything in and Around Campus

It is more than a picture of you indicating that you are a student at Westfield State. It holds the power of doing almost everything around campus.

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Topics: Things college freshmen need to know, new students, First Year

Homesickness, Roommates And More - How To Cope Your Freshmen Year

Posted by Kelly Hart on Feb 17, 2019 3:03:00 PM

A new year away from the comforts of home can mean big changes, and challenges, for college students. Whether you’re fighting homesickness or just fighting with your roommate, we have the tips college freshmen need to know to tackle any problem you face freshmen year and beyond.

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Topics: Things college freshmen need to know

Do I Need to Pick a Major In My First Year?

Posted by Kelly Hart on Sep 8, 2018 12:03:00 PM

Some freshmen are blessed with knowing exactly what they want to do with their lives. They have a plan, they know which departments to enter, and they can easily find resources on how to get where they want to go.

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Topics: Things college freshmen need to know, Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience, The Westfield State Experience, Enhance Your College Experience

What You Need To Know If You Don’t Know Your Major

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 12, 2018 11:03:00 AM

It’s your first semester at Westfield State and everything is going great. You’ve made a ton of new friends, joined a few clubs and already know your way around campus. There’s just one thing: You can’t decide on a major. Don’t worry. You’re not the only student out there facing the same dilemma. But that doesn’t mean you should start panicking and just pick any random degree. You might not know what you want your major to be, but you should know that you have time and options. Let us explain.

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Topics: Things college freshmen need to know, Choosing the right college, Choosing your major, Incoming College Students, Career Services

Campus Safety: See Something, Hear Something, Say Something!

Posted by Kelly Hart on Mar 27, 2017 7:03:00 PM

Whether you’re a commuter or resident, campus safety can be one of the biggest concerns for any student. But campus safety is a job for more than just law enforcement.

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Topics: Things college freshmen need to know, new students, Sending your kids to college, Campus Safety

Freshmen Fears - What You Need To Know To Start College Off Right

Posted by Kelly Hart on Feb 18, 2017 1:20:37 PM

Failing classes. Wild roommates. Freshmen fifteen. These are just some of the fears that every first-year college student has to face. Trust us, we’ve been there. Read on for our tips for college freshmen and how to handle everything from a few bad grades to feeling homesick.

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Topics: Things college freshmen need to know, new students

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