Socialize and make friends
Most college students would agree that friends are one of the best and most important things about college. Getting to know others through your classes and sharing the same dorm are one of the easiest ways of making friends. Some students are shy and joining a club or getting involved in some Student organization is another ways and means of making friends.
Meet your advisor to talk about your major and courses
Some students come into college not knowing what they want to study. Talking to your advisor helps a lot to figure that out. Based on your interests, your advisor would be able to suggest to the classes that would be most appropriate to take in your first semester. Also go to ratemyprofessors.com and find out about your professor. It makes a big difference!
Make a study schedule
It is important that you take a couple of hours everyday to study and do home work. It might not sounds as fun but you can make a study group with your friends and classmates. Think about getting good grades at the end of your first semester and what it means to you. One of the truth about college is there is no escaping studying. You need to devote time to study in order to be successful in college.
Talk to your Professors
Take the opportunity to meet with your professors. They want to help you out and there is always something that more that they have to offer. You also need recommendation letters when you apply for scholarships or grad school. Maintaining healthy and friendly relationship with your professors would certainly get you a good recommendation !
Check out the Student organizations at your campus. They are a great way of making friends and also doing something that you like. Sports, journalism, community service, leadership, business and a variety of clubs of different interests are there to be a part of. It is also a great way to network which is one of the most important things that you learn in college.