15 tips to make a successful transition to college


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Beth Ann Dickie, director of educational accessibility at Old Dominion University, was on The Hampton Roads Show Thursday to share some helpful tips on what she calls “The Freshman 15,” and how to make a successful transition to college.

Beth Ann Dickie’s 15 tips for new college students:

  • Buy your books
  • Buy a planner and a desktop calendar
  • Research, purchase and learn technology
  • Attend orientation and familiarize yourself with campus
  • Talk with you advisor
  • Talk with your roommate
  • Talk with people who are currently in college
  • Talk with your parents
  • Buy supplies to organize your residence hall room
  • Learn to do your own laundry
  • Learn how to manage your finances
  • Learn about campus resources and plan to use them
  • Plan to attend class
  • Plan to lead a balanced life
  • Prepare to take control of your life

For more information on the ODU Office of Educational Accessibility, visit ODU.edu/EducationalAccessibility or call (757) 683-4655.

If you’re interested in checking out what Chesapeake Bay Academy can offer your student stop by the Chesapeake Bay Academy Open House:
Wednesday, July 30
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
RSVP at CBA-VA.org or call (757) 497-6200.

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