Let’s face the facts — New Student Orientation (NSO) is intimidating for almost everyone. It can be really hard for some people (*cough* me) to be introduced to a new setting and be expected to succeed immediately. However, it’s also such an exciting experience! You meet new people, make your first collegiate-level course schedule, and familiarize yourself with the beautiful campus that is your home for the next four years. Of course, as an incoming freshman, there were definitely mistakes I made that, in retrospect, avoiding would have helped me considerably at my NSO.