Eight Bits of Advice for Incoming Freshmen

Creighton magazine asked eight graduates participating in the University’s May commencement ceremonies for their advice to incoming freshmen. Here’s what they had to say:

1 “Get out of your comfort zone. Go on a Service & Justice Trip, or find a service opportunity in the community.” – Shannon Mulcahey, BSN’18

2 – “You never get your undergrad years again. Remember to have fun!” – Shreya Patel, MD’18

3 – “Always have your door open (in the residence halls). It’s a way to meet people and build community.” – Tanner Friedenbach, BSBA’18

4 – “Be comfortable with change. This is the time when we grow and find out who we are, and change is an experience on its own.” – Gabriel Jara-Mora, BA’18

5 – “Don’t procrastinate. It can be very stressful!” – Kashana Granville, MS’18

6 – “Use your resources. A lot of people want to help out. If you have a bad grade, go to tutoring or talk to your professor. They want to see you succeed.” – Sagar Poudel, BS’18

7 – “Balance work and play. Don’t get burned out your freshman year, but start strong.” – Ben Williams, BS’18

8 – “Go to as many events as possible. You only have four years, and it’s a great way to meet other people.” – Allison Dobberpuhl, BS’17 (December graduate)