I wish I had been more aquainted with the school. Take tours! Also, keep in mind that on the weekends during football season, the entire campus is packed full of people.
I wish I would have known how important it is to get involved on campus your first year. It's a lot harder to get involved after the first year and being involved makes the experience so much more enjoyable.
I wish I had known how big Greek life is at Ole Miss. As someone who chose not to rush, I often feel left out of campus activities and social life.
If there was one thing I could have known before coming to Ole Miss, I wish I had known how hard it was to be to leave my family. I was always excited to go out of state for college, but it had not occured to me how difficult it would be leaving home after each break. I was so excited to be on my own and have the freedom that comes with college, but now I know how hard it is to say goodbye, even if I do love the University I am attending.
Before I came to the University of Mississippi, I didn't know anything. I was the first child in my family to attend college out of state, and to live away from home. There is nothing that I wish I had known before I attended Ole Miss. I'm glad I didn't know what I didn't know, and i'm glad I knew what I did. That is what made the experience, made me learn, and made me grow into who I am today.
The university's plans for living space for the next couple years. I am having issues finding living space because dorms are being torn down, and an dorm not torn down is basically going to be freshman only.
Before I came to college I wish I would have known before I came to college is that as much time as you think you have, you actually don't. You start on one assignment and before you know it half of the day is gone, and you still have much more left to finish. Also, sleep is very important...It can be make you or break you.
i wish i had known how big the greek system was. I knew it was popular, but I had no idea that it was the vast majority of the student body.
Looking back I wish I had known the impact of a large public school on the social and academic scene. Personally, I would have rather attended a school that was more focused on classroom agendas insetad of football game weekends. Nevertheless, I believe it is a well rounded campus with many quality people. I suppose I also would have benefitted from knowing the vast cultural difference from the north to the south. Coming from St. Louis my eyes were definetly opened to diverse people and traditions.
That registering for classes is poorly set up and the classes fill way to quickly and there are not enough sections of the important classes required for my degree.
I wish I had known what major I wanted to declare.
I wish I had known how bad the parking situation was at The University of Mississippi. This is a common problem at many schools but especially at Ole Miss. This problem can be greatly attributed to the unexpected growth that the university has experienced in the recent years. If one moves his/her car, even just for a few minutes, they can rest assured that it will not be there when he/she returns. I even have to walk across campus to the gym to avoid getting a ticket. A bicycle purchase solved this problem quickly though!
I wish that I'd known about the dining options at Ole Miss or better stated, the lack thereof. There are two places to eat on campus: Johnson Commons and the Union. Johnson Commons' food is generally bad. The people who work there take little pride in their work and generally don't care if students get good food or not. There is also a lack of care shown when washing dishes. The Union has better food but it is more expensive and it's also like eating out everyday.
I wish that I had known that the drinking here is as bad as it is.
I wish I knew a little bit more about the Southern culture.
Get involved right away. It's a great way to help you make friends and create a good social life. My first semester in college, I went to my classes and then home at 5, sat down and watched TV. I was very unhappy, until someone asked me to join a group of theres. I started doing better in school and I met people that I am going to be friends with for a long time.
That this was a "marriage" school.
How to budget money more effectively. It gets tight.
I wish I had know how hard college was.
How welcome I would fell.
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