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Starting college - August 30th 2011, 05:29 PM

Hi guys.

So I'm starting college on Monday and I am terrified. We've got induction days for the whole week and I don't get what we will be doing. Its massive and I don't know where I need to be. I struggle with anxiety and have social anxiety so this is a really big thing for me and I'm scared of how I am going to cope with it. I'm worried it'll be a trigger to my panic attacks and it will all go wrong and I won't make any friends and eugh.

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Re: Starting college - August 30th 2011, 08:27 PM

If you don't know where you are going then go to the campus and get a map sometime this week and plan out your routes this way you dont get lost on campus. Take your schedule with you and so you can study the campus and get to know it before the first day of class. This way you can ask professors or administration for help. They should be at the campus now getting ready for the school year. If you aren't wanting to do that, I am sure they have a map on the school website and you can get a feel for it that way. Fimilarize yourself with what area your classes will be. And on the first day of class if you get confused ask an upperclassmen.

As far as the introductions your talking about. It will be fine, this week should be no problem. You will more than likely just meet your professors, may have to introduce yourself to the class, don't worry. You can just offer your name and what your majoring in and that your excited for the school year and leave it at that. This is when your professors will also give you your syllbus and go over what you will be studying and what will be expected. It won't be too hard.

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Re: Starting college - August 31st 2011, 04:27 AM

Every new college freshman will be nervous too, and if they say they aren't, they're lieing. Just try to relax and you'll be fine.
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Re: Starting college - September 1st 2011, 04:43 PM

I found when I started college the first week we had someone lead us to class to class, and around the college for the first week, we got put into groups and did a few ice breakers and such like and it was quite good fun, we then got put into different groups and given a task to carry out, it was abit like hide and seek, one group went off and hid around the college within a certain area and we were given a map with a circle of where the other group were and we had to use the map to locate the other group.

You will make friends, when I started college I did not think I would but I did. The first week of college is always odd as its a new start and theres new people, but generally by the time you get to college people have matured a-lot more. Maybe arrive at college a-bit early and speak to someone in student support services and let them know that your abit nervous and ask if you could speak to your main tutor briefly before class .

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Re: Starting college - September 6th 2011, 09:42 PM

Ah I suffer from the same thing

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