While first year students are feeling less and less “new” by the day, there are two pieces of advice I would suggest. The first is one I wish someone said to me during my first term. If you need help, ask for it.
Ask your peers, professors, advisor, staff—anyone. We are here for you and while we all have difficulty from time to time, you do not have to do it alone at Lawrence. The second piece of advice is one that you will hear from me again and again, and it comes from a former colleague of mine: aim high and be bold. Push yourself to the limits of your abilities and you will be surprised at what you can accomplish.