Editor’s Note: Throughout the summer we’ll be featuring a post by one or more of our Orientation & Welcome Leaders (OWLs). The OWLs are current undergraduates at Stevenson who serve as orientation assistants for incoming students and tour guides for prospective students throughout the summer. As their name suggests, the OWLs are very wise and will be offering valuable and timely advice to the Class of 2021. We hope you enjoy this summer series on the Admissions Blog.

This week's contributor is Orientation & Welcome Leader, Erin Skoda '18. Erin is a Criminal Justice major from Nottingham, MD.

The first day of classes is only a few days away and I am sure many of you are filled with a mix of excitement and anxiety. It is normal to be nervous about the start of college. You will be in a new academic environment and many of you also will be living away from home for the first time (check out this post for tips for living on campus). Below are my tips for adjusting to college life. These strategies have helped me balance academics with my multiple involvements and on campus jobs.  ...Click here to read more.