If you're starting college this year, you are likely approaching two important milestones: moving away from home for the first time and stepping inside your first college classroom. While sorting out your courses and registration is probably your top priority, most students enjoy several days to a week on campus before classes actually begin. So, what should you do with that time?

Getting acclimated to your new campus, meeting your peers, and beginning a daily routine are all important ways to ease into the college experience. Below, I explore several opportunities that will facilitate your transition into campus life before classes start.