Freshman Transition Issues
As a freshman students, leaving high school and coming to college is a major transition, filled with many experiences and emotions. You might feel excited, confused or even distressed as you adjust to the first year on campus and being on your own for the first time.
As a college student, you might experience the following stressors that students sometimes face --problems that can lead to mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety:
- Breakup of a friendship or romance
- Financial or academic problems
- Lack of support system
- Chronic stress
- Trauma (including sexual assault)
- Alcohol or Drug Abuse
- Death of a loved one
- Divorce or family separation
The following resources are tools to help you if you experience any of the above challenges or other personal problems as a freshman, including mental health concerns.
Provides free and confidential personal, career and academic counseling to all UWG students and facilitates life skills and mental health related programs for classes, resident halls and student groups.
Course offered to first-year students to ease the transition into college life and inform students of resources available at UWG Resources for Parents of Freshman Students Student Development Center Information for Parents How to Help Your Freshman Cope With Homesickness Also, check out the PREVENT calendar for upcoming campus events created specifically with your needs in mind.