ATXtoday readers give advice to incoming college freshmen

We asked and you delivered. Here’s your advice for the ~20,000 freshmen starting their college careers in Austin.

Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University was established in 1875, making it the oldest institution of higher learning in Austin.

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If you haven’t noticed the moving vans and shortage on Target twinkle lights, we’re in the middle of welcoming ~20,000 new students to Austin universities. To help the new Austinites find their way in school, we asked you for your advice — here’s what you said.

“You need to find your own Work Study placement, and can do some jobs off campus. Check out local nonprofits, like @bookspringatx, who would be delighted to have you!” – Emily C.

“Relax when it comes to your social life. Read the syllabus and make it a habit to go to the library early so you can find the best study spots and be able to make friends with the library employees.” — Anonymous

“Don’t drink.” – Anonymous

“Keep your nose clean, and in the books! Welcome and enjoy Austin :)” — Pete N.

Thanks for the advice, y’all.

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