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How To Survive Your First Year At BYU-I

I’ve attended BYU-I for a full year now, looking back i don’t know how i managed to survive.

So I’m here to give you my tips on how to make it through your first year!

BYU-Idaho October-July:

  1. Sign up on time for your classes or you wont get the classes or scheduled you wanted!!
  2. Look into other places to buy your text books like Book Viking, amazon or other online websites.. they could be cheaper and probably will be than the BYUI bookstore.
  3. Don’t buy or bring more stuff than you need. You will have a small space of your own at college and not much storage room.
  4. Save money and spend appropriately.
  5. DO YOUR RESEARCH ON WHERE YOU WILL LIVE! Trust me you don’t want to be living in a dump, far from campus with awful roommates. Do your research, ask around and read reviews and choose carefully and prayerfully where you should live. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for my post “Oh The Places You’ll Go” with advice, opinions and reviews on housing around Rexburg.
  6. If you’re sharing a room, get there early! You can pick your room and the side you’re on, not to mention you get to choose your bathroom and kitchen space first before everyone else steals all the good spots.
  7. Get to know your roommates, try to be nice and make friends with them. This will effect your entire semester whether you guys get along or not. And try to get freshmen roommates too if you are one!
  8. Do your dishes and clean up after yourself, you don’t want to be the messy roommate that no body likes.
  9. If you’re lost, ask for help! Everyone is so kind and would love to help out.
  10. Don’t only buy snack or junk food, learn how to cook! Pinterest has great meal ideas.
  11. Go to church, not only is this a commandment or a requirement you will make great friends in your ward if you try.  Attend FHE also, it’s a great way to put yourself out there and maybe meet a cute FHE brother!
  12. Do your homework and STUDY! College is nothing like high school and i figured that out the hard way, i did awful my first semester because i didn’t put the time and effort into my school work.
  13. School work comes before social life but that’s only if you want a future ya know.
  14. Get out there! Go to Get Connected, the school dances along with Latin and Country dances Friday nights. Check out the event page on the BYUI website, they always have stuff going on so grab your roommates and have fun!
  15. Don’t be too boy crazy or marriage hungry, you’ll annoy everyone around you by talking about it.  God will send the right boy at the right time so focus on yourself and your school work until he comes along and don’t worry too much about it.
  16. Don’t you dare go over to that boys apartment for a first date to “watch netflix” and don’t you dare kiss him!
  17. Give everyone a chance. Don’t judge. Always go out on that first date. Be kind. Be respectful. Learn to forgive and forget. Keep moving forward.
  18. Fulfill your calling to the best of your abilities if you have one.
  19. Attend Devotionals, you’ll need the midweek pick-me-up.
  20. Attend the temple each week. Why? Blessings, blessings, blessings. You can make the time.
  21. Follow the dress code, you don’t want to get called out in class and kicked out for not obeying a simple rule!
  22. Follow the honor code, if you don’t you get kicked out of school which is a lot worse.
  23. Use your resources like the library, tutors and TA’s and the free campus gym (as long as you follow the dress code).
  24. Go out and explore Rexburg and the surrounding towns! Check out my older post “Dating Bucket list” for year round ideas!
  25. FINALS WEEK: Stay calm. Prepare for the long test lines and breathe.
  26. You’re not your grades, don’t let them define you.
  27. Getting a job is next to impossible unless you want to work at a call center, don’t. Keep looking and you’ll find something.
  28. If you don’t get married your first year, don’t freak out. Take your time and fall in love with yourself before anyone else.
  29. Be yourself and have fun. It’s okay if you dont do the best on grades your first semester or make as many friends as you wanted or find the man of your dreams. You have more time. 
  30. Say your prayers, read your scriptures and God will help and guide you in your schooling and life. Good luck and contact me if you have any questions or need anything ❤️️
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Hello and welcome to my page. I am a sophomore at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho. I am a communications major! And I'm loving it! I was born in Utah and raised in Idaho! I love writing and sharing my opinion, interests, faith and my life so that's what i'm here for!

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