Most campuses offer support for incoming freshman. At UW-Madison, it's the Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE). The center's director, Carren Martin, says most new students come in with two primary concerns.
"Are they going to be able to succeed here academically? And then also, are they going to be able to fit in socially and make friends in this new environment," Martin said.
Martin says the new students will have to transition in everything from simply figuring out a new layout, to adjusting to college level academics, and to being more responsible for their daily schedule and their future plans.
"I think one of the best things students can do is really get involved on campus, find something that they're able to connect with, whether it be an activity, " Martin said. "Obviously, we hope they are taking classes that they really enjoy and are engaged in. And also making connections with their peers and with other staff members and faculty on campus."
You can find more information about CFYE at the center's website.
Martin joined us on 27 News at 5 on Wednesday.
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