10 Things Every Freshman Needs to Know

From being homesick to switching your major, here are the answers to top questions you’re going to ask.

The year was 1972, and I felt just like Dorothy must have when she took those first steps into the Land of Oz. I was entering a new world at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, surrounded by 12,000 complete strangers—and my whole life ahead of me.

I remember having such mixed emotions. On the one hand, I was awestruck by my new surroundings and all the adventures and people that awaited me. On the other hand, I realized my life would never be the same—my family and friends were far away, and I had so many decisions to make on my own. Was I up to the challenge? Read More

The Last Word

Stars came out as commencement speakers to congratulate the class of 2010. Read More

Tweeting Your Way to College Acceptance

How your online identity could make or break your future. Read More

So ... Now What?

Your guide for choosing a college and major as painlessly as possible. Read More

Be Your Own Mom

You finally have the freedom—but do you have what it takes to make it without Mom? Read More

6 Ways to Waste Your College Education

What not to do if you want to make the most of your college years. Read More