If you are drinking at a party, opt to mix or pour your own drink or watch the person who is doing the mixing or pouring.
If you have to step away from your drink for a few minutes, ask someone you trust to guard it or even hold it for you.
At college, you are exposed to a whole new spectrum of different people from all over, many of whom are just as eager as you to make friends.
Although it is important to socialize and engage in activities outside of academic areas, it is equally important to remember that one of the main reasons you are in college is to get an education.
If you develop time management skills as a freshman, even if you struggled in high school you are more than likely to keep these good habits throughout your college career.
This sounds like a given, but in a situation involving lots of people, it can be easy to lose track of what may be happening around you.
Emma Bilello shares insights shaped by personal experience in the first of three articles addressing the specific concerns of female students during freshman year.
The following 10 tips can help ease the transition from high school to college and provide a heads-up on what to expect.