First Year Student Blog

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Consider your summer opportunities

Though the semester has only just begun, it’s never too early to start thinking about what your plans are for the summer. In fact, now is a great time to start thinking and planning to make sure you explore all the opportunities available to you.
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Relax and refresh this winter break

Winter break is more than half over, and it probably feels like time is either flying by or moving entirely too slow. Either way, we hope you are using your time to relax and refresh to get ready for this upcoming semester! If not, there is still time to do a little self-care.
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Balancing school with personal health

There are so many wonderful things to experience while at college, but sometimes those experiences can also be accompanied by heightened levels of stress. As a student, you have an increased workload, higher expectations in terms of your academics, and you’re also learning to manage a new kind of independence—all of which can lead to increased stress! Some amounts of stress are normal and healthy.
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Financial tips and FAFSA

No matter how you frame it, conversations about money are hard. Paying for college can be stressful, even without the complications of figuring out financial aid, filling out the FAFSA and all of the intricate details that go along with a college education. In addition to working with the Financial Aid Office to determine the best financial action plan for you, check out some of these tips for managing money.
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Settling into campus life

It’s hard to believe that we’re already well in the second month of the academic year! By now you’ve discovered a lot about yourself and UWRF.
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