All through high school I had a pretty close knit group of friends. We all did everything together, we were basically inseparable. Most of those close friends left St. Cloud for college so during the first few weeks it was hard to not have them there.
Thankfully since I was living in the dorms with a lot of kids experiencing the same exact thing, making new friends wasn’t hard. I was so excited for my high school friends to come home and meet these amazing people who I’d been hanging out with. A couple of weeks into school they came to visit and I had a wonderful time with everyone that I loved.
These are my best friends from high school and a few from college. They all helped me become the person I am today, and I will forever be thankful for them.
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I remember my first day of college like it was yesterday. My cousin and I were moving into Sherburne Hall on the 4th floor. I was anticipating my first day all summer and it was finally happening. I don’t think there is any way to describe the dorms other then saying that the beds were less than luxury, the food was convenient but not the tastiest, but the people made the whole experience worth while.
During the first few weeks I met some amazing people that I still consider my best friends today. I definitely took advantage of the social aspect of college and kind of made hanging out with friends and partying a priority. The memories I created during these crazy and exciting times are forever imprinted in who I am and something I will never take back. One thing to keep in mind, if you are partying, remember to stay safe. Here are some awesome tips on how to stay safe while having a good time!
The freshman 15: ways to party smart in college