You’ve made it through the first few weeks of your first semester of college. So far everything is going well for you. You are getting used to living on your own, and you are doing well in your classes. In a few weeks, you will get a chance to experience your first collegiate homecoming. Make sure that you are ready. Homecoming is typically one of the best weeks of the school year. Below are five tips to help you maximize that experience.
Get Enough Rest
Make sure you get enough rest the days before homecoming. You will need it. Depending on where you go to school, there will be events going on all week. You have to make sure you can function and enjoy those events. Get your rest so that you don’t miss out on anything.
Participate in Events
Like I stated earlier a lot of colleges have events every day of homecoming week. Try to take part in as many as you can. They are fun and give you a chance to meet new people at your school. I have some great memories from some of the events that I went to during my Freshman year.
Do Everything in Moderation
This next tip is critical. Do everything in moderation. Don’t party or drink too much. You don’t want to be sick the following week. My first homecoming I had a lot of fun. Honestly a little too much. I ended up being sick for the next four days after homecoming. That wasn’t fun. If you do drink (even though most freshmen are under 21), please do it in moderation. It may be hard not to drink a lot, but your body will thank you later.
With everything going on during homecoming week you need to make sure you stay hydrated and drink enough water. You don’t want to pass out while you’re tailgating or at the game. Drinking enough water will keep you feeling good. Make sure that you have a water bottle with you.
Take Pictures and Enjoy
Last but definitely not least enjoy the experience. Your first homecoming experience should be a great one. Take lots of pictures. I remember my first homecoming. I had a blast. 8ball was one of the artists that performed at our homecoming concert. He rocked it. The tailgate was also very fun.