We all know that your first semester of college is one of the most important semesters in your Carolina career. You’re finally in college, and for some of you, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for and preparing for your whole life. Undoubtedly, what you do this semester will determine the rest of your time here at Carolina and will have profound implications on the rest of your life. You need to get good grades, meet your best friends, get involved all across campus, and figure out what your major and future career will be. All the while you must avoid the horrors we all know about college first years: skipping classes, unruly professors, drugs, and of course, the dreaded freshman fifteen. Pretty much, you can’t mess up this semester.
No pressure or anything.
Wrong. Absolutely not. Could not be farther from the truth. Your first semester is important, but there is no way everyone does it perfectly.