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What's the hardest thing about freshman year?

I think the hardest thing about the first year has been adjusting to college life and increased academic standards. However, the transition is definitely smoothed by the amount of resources available to first-years. The New Student Program plans several workshops before your first core papers, the writing center also can help students with their essays, and there are plenty of free tutors. Most importantly (in my mind) each first-year is matched with an upperclassman peer mentor. Peer mentors check in on you to make sure you are doing well and plan fun events to help transition students from home to dorm life.

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