First Year

at Jacksonville State University

  • Make Friends
  • Reach Out to Others (they may be a little nervous, too)
  • Attend Floor Activities
  • Utilize Campus Resources (see the Student Handbook & Daily Planner)
  • Talk to One Person in Every Class
  • Discuss Roommate Conflicts Right Away and Find Compromises
  • Get Involved with Campus Organizations
  • Be Yourself
  • Bring Earplugs
  • Start the Career-Decision Making Process Early
  • Go to Class
  • Get to Know Your Professors
  • Create a Personal Calendar or Timetable
  • Manage Your Time Wisely
  • Stay in Touch With Family and Friends Back Home Through Email, Letters, Facebook, Twitter, or Phone
  • Be Patient; it Takes Time to Adjust to a New Environment
  • Know That Feeling Anxious is Normal
  • Ask for Help When You Need It
  • Never Be Afraid to Ask Questions
  • Remember... everyone on Campus was a Freshman Once

There's Always Someone to Talk To At Jacksonville State University

Counseling Services

147 Trustee Circle

Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

(256) 782-5475

Courtesy of Boston University