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Disability Support Services
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372

Phone/Voice: 910.521.6695
TTY: 910.521.6490

Location: D.F. Lowry Building, Room 107
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transitional Bookmark for students

Common Reactions When Entering College

Most students experience:

  • Stress
  • Enthusiasm
  • Sadness
  • Loneliness
  • Excitement

Adjustments, Concerns, and Transitions

Most students are:

  • Trying to assert independence
  • Developing an identity on campus
  • Adjusting to living away from home
  • Discovering new social and educational
  • Concerned over academic success and
    choosing a major
  • Trying to understand the fundamentals of
  • Dealing with separation from family and
  • Trying to understand the balance between
    socializing and academics
  • Establishing new relationships with
    roommates, peers, and parents

Adjustment and Establishing New Relations

Most students need to:

  • Be patient and understand adjustment takes
  • Give parents time to realize you are becoming
    an adult
  • Understand your parents have had similar life
    experiences and must adjust to this situation
  • Seek encouragement and support from family
    and friends
  • Explore interests, places, and meet new people
  • Get involved in academic, social, and/or
    volunteer related activities
  • Expect ups and downs as you try to become
    more independent
  • Communicate openly and stay connected to
    your parents
  • Recognize you must develop a balance
    between academics, recreation, and work
  • Know when you need to ask for help



Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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