3 more sleeps until Frosh Week 2016! ARE YOU EXCITED!? I sure am!
2016 is going to be my third Glendon/York Frosh but my fourth frosh week because I also did frosh when I was on exchange. Frosh Week is, hands down, my favourite week of the year. It is a week for incoming students to get acquainted with all things Glendon College and York University while interacting with peers. as well as faculty and staff, during events that are specially planned for incoming students to transition easily into the University Life. I hope that you, dear reader, have already purchased your frosh kit for this year. If you haven’t, there is still time, but hurry because they could sell out at any moment. If you are participating in frosh, here are a few tips on how to have the best frosh week ever. And if you are still on the fence about joining, I hope this post will encourage you to join us.
1. Come To The Events
The most important tip for having a great frosh is to actually going to frosh. Our O-Chairs have designed a week of events for you to enjoy before all the stresses of school start. Every year there are a unique set of activities that are chosen in order for you to become oriented with your new surroundings, and of course, your new school. I understand that you might not be comfortable with some of the events – loud parties might not be your thing, but be sure to ask your D-Frosh more about the event, and often there are other events that are more low profile going on at the same time. Also, if you see an event that you’re interested in, but are nervous to go to, I would also recommend to talk to your D-Frosh and learn more about the event. Frosh is about taking risks, and getting out of your shell – no one will force you to do something you don’t want to, but, more often than not, you’ll be glad you experienced the new thing!
2. Talk To People
My favourite part of frosh is meeting new people. As both a froshie and I D-Frosh, I think it is really cool to meet upper year students during the week, and hearing first hand about their experiences at Glendon, but more than that just getting to know them as people. I also loved meeting my fellow first years, I met some of my closest friends during frosh – some from my team, some from other teams. Don’t be nervous to go and introduce yourself to anyone – everyone is in the same boat, or knows what it’s like to be a new student who doesn’t know anyone.
3. Self Care Is Important
Participate to the fullest in frosh, but also always take a minute to make sure you are also okay. Your physical, and mental health should always be your priority (yes, even over that super cool party). If you are ever feeling off, let your D-Frosh know, and we will do the best we can to help you. Whether you need a bottle of water and a granola bar, or you need someone to talk to about how you’re feeling, we are here to help you take care of your needs. NEVER feel like you are placing a burden on your D-Frosh – we are here to support you, and to make this week one that you’ll always remember.
4. Be Aware That Culture Shock Will Be A Thing
There are many differences between high school, and university – you will experience many of them during frosh week. Culture shock sounds like an uncomfortable thing, but hopefully, you will take it all in stride, and adapt to your new surroundings. All of you come with different stories, some of you may be well aquainted with Toronto, and for some of you it might be your first time in Canada. Everything will take some getting used to, but frosh week helps to take the edge off of it.
5. Enjoy It
The most important thing is to have fun! Take Pictures and Snapchats, laugh a lot, make new friends, and CHEER YOUR PANTS OFF! Remember to drink water, eat food, and take your medication (if needed) so that you can enjoy your week to it’s fullest.
We are all incredibly excited to welcome you on Saturday and we hope to see you at Glendon Frosh Week!
For all information for Glendon Frosh including purchasing frosh kits, visit glfrosh.com
Song of the Week: Shadow Wind – Dotan