First, find a teacher you like during your first or second year. Take all of their classes and get coffee with them. It’s amazingly rewarding, and then the time comes you won’t have to scramble to find teachers to write you recommendations. Second, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Third, spend as much time outside as possible. Fourth, make good friends that you can lean on, and be a friend that they can rely on in return. Fifth, never, ever, go drinking if you’ve skipped dinner. And lastly, don’t let your parents move you in. It’s stressful trying to balance starting a new life while also paying attention to them. They’re going to want to do everything for you and you will fight. Move in yourself and then give them a grand tour during Parent’s Weekend when you actually have your life/friends kind of figured out.