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The Naked Roommate: The First Year Experience

An orientation presentation to help incoming freshmen be prepared for college
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Dustin Adams

on 21 May 2011

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Transcript of The Naked Roommate: The First Year Experience

Roommates Arriving on
Campus Tip #1 Expect the Unexpected 77.2 percent of students actually did 97.1 percent of students expected to make at least a B average 85.9 percent of students expected to participate in student clubs or groups 34.5 percent of students expected to seek personal counseling 77.2 percent of students actually did 56.2 percent of students actually did 16.1 percent of students actually did 77.2 percent of students actually did Tip #2 Patience, Patience & More Patience 31.8 percent of students attending a public four-year college do not return their sophomore year 29.6 percent of students attending a private four-year college do not return their sophomore year Tip #5 Be Yourself: Not Me, Not Him, Not Her Tip #8 Technology: The Fifth Wall Residence
Halls Wear Protection: Always have Flip-Flops Tip #14 The Ultimate Roommate Rule Respect each other's differences and make rules before you need rules. Tip #10 Meet People without Even Trying Tip #13 The Ugly Side of Residential Life: Always Lock Your Door & Window Finding
Friends Tip #24 The Snow Globe Factor Take advantage of the new beginning. Do not let who you were in high school determine who you will be in college Tip #28 High School Friends, Cows and Cats High school friendships will change, but not as much as you might think. Getting Involved
on Campus Life Inside
the Classroom Drinking Money, Laundry & Cheap Eats The First Year Experience Things Not Mentioned
in the College Brochure Tip # 97 The Freshmen 15...or, umm, 45 Tip #102 To Transfer or Not To Transfer Tip # 104 Commuting? Words to Take with You. Tip # 105 Diversity: Sexual, Religious, Racial - It's All Good Tip #29 Getting Involved: What, Where, When, How and Why (but not in that order) Get involved sooner than later. You'll have more time to explore opportunities and you'll gain a sense of belonging. Tip #30 Clubs & Organizations: A Smorgasbord of Opportunity There is a club or organization on campus for almost every interest. Get involved with those you are interested in and learn more about yourself. Tip #31 Sports & Athletics: Buckets of College Sweat Take in as many of the university sports as possible. If you were the high school athlete or always to play a sport join an intramural team. Tip #33 Religious Activities: Your Prayers Answered & the Culture Club (no Boy George) Check out the religious organizations on campus and use them to help educate and ground yourself. Tip #91 The Credit Card and the $600 Candy Bar Tip #95 Cheap Strategies for Eating (or barely eating) Tip #96 Laundry Tips Tip # 39 To Go or Not to Go Tip # 40 Nice Professor, Nice Professor Tip # 45 The Art of Reading (or not reading) the College Textbook Tip #45 Take Notes Here Tip # 47 Do it in a Group Tip # 49 The Major Issue: Picking One Tip #53 Wine Tasting, Bowling & Other Important Electives Wear Protection: Always have Flip-Flops Tip #13 The Ugly Side of Residential Life: Always Lock Your Door & Window Tip #10 Meet People without Even Trying
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