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Penny for Your Thoughts

University alumni share advice to freshman and incoming students transitioning from remote to in-person.

August 22, 2021

The concept of the college experience is a long-held tale permeated with ideas of long-lasting memories, friendships, and academic achievements.

Whether it was pulling an all-nighter in a dorm room or studying alongside a cup of overpriced Starbucks coffee, the promise of new experiences and opportunities emerged with each day. However, the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have transformed the concept of the common college experience from in-person meetings to virtual lectures and lessons.

To commemorate the upcoming arrival of the new students, members of the campus community had a few words of advice as students navigate their academic and personal journeys once arriving on campus at FAU for the first time.

> Continue reading about advice for new on-campus students.

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