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10 Things You Need To Know Before Orientation At Plymouth State University

10 Things You Need To Know Before Orientation At Plymouth State University

College can be an intimidating place. It won't be if you're going to Plymouth State University orientation. Coming from the experience an orientation leader, here are 10 things you need to know before orientation at Plymouth State University.

College can be an intimidating place. Fortunately, it won’t be if you’re going to Plymouth State University orientation. Coming from the experience of not only someone who went through orientation at Plymouth, but from an orientation leader, I present to you, 10 Things You Need to Know Before Orientation at Plymouth State University.

1. Stay updated on E-mails, text, and GroupMe.

Orientation leaders need to keep you all updated. They will send out a lot of messages throughout the summer and during orientation. I know it can kind of be a lot, but it is worth it to stay updated. Sometimes things change on the fly and you don’t want to be the only one that doesn’t know.


2. Orientation leaders have put in a lot of hard work.

We are up early and up late making sure everything is perfect for all of you. Caffeine is constantly running through us and sometimes it is the only thing that keeps us going. The orientation leaders are here to help you and make everything as smooth as possible. This team has been working on Plymouth State University orientation for you for months and we really hope you like it.

3. We love our beautiful campus and we want you to as well.

Plymouth State University sits right in the mountains, making it ideal for scenic pictures. We want you to love it as much as we do. We will go on and on about it and you will soon realize that you picked the right school. I mean come on, why wouldn’t you want to come here?


4. There will be some long days.

Most of the days can run from 9 a.m. to midnight. Make sure you are sleeping when you have the chance to. Orientation Leaders want you to get the opportunity to do everything you want to do, but your self care matters more. If you are really exhausted, just talk to an Orientation Leader to see what would be best to miss. We aren’t going to punish you because you are tired.


5. Don’t party in your free time.

There is a few reasons for this one. You could get in trouble. I don’t think anyone wants to have to call their parents to come pick them up because they got kicked out of college before classes even started. In addition to this, tying in with number four, you need sleep. There is not a lot of free time at Plymouth State University orientation, and I wouldn’t recommend spending it partying. You have the whole rest of the year if you choose to do so.

6. Participate in the events.

Orientation is made so you all can have fun, meet new people, and fall in love with Plymouth. Orientation leaders want you to do the activities they set up. We have tried to plan games and activities for all interests. With the couple of days that are planned, you are bound to find something you like.


7. Be on time and be prepared.

There is a very tight schedule that everyone is following throughout Plymouth State University orientation. Orientation leaders have to make sure that everyone who should be there is there when they are supposed to. If you have to, make sure to set an alarm. If you are going to be late, keep in contact with your orientation leader. Try to keep your phone on you at all times because you never know when you need to write something down.

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8. Be nice and friendly.

Each orientation leader has 30 or more students we are responsible for. As said earlier, we are all tired too. Please be respectful and nice to those running your first few days there, it will make their lives and yours a lot smoother. It isn’t difficult to just smile and go with the flow. When you are friendly, you are bound to make friends, which is awesome.


9. It is okay to be homesick.

I promise. I was homesick during the first few days too. It is okay to call your parents, but after a while Plymouth will become the new normal for you. Keep up to date on your friends and family back home. They miss you just as much as you miss them. You will meet new people.


10. Last but not least, have fun.

College is what you make of it, so have some fun with it. Do not go through it moping around wishing you weren’t there. If there is something that can be changed at Plymouth State University orientation, let us know. We want the best for everyone about to make Plymouth their new home.


I hope that Plymouth will become your new home away from home!

Let us know what you think about your freshman orientation experience in the comments below!
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