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Transitioning to College | #WeBelongInCollege Stories

Last updated August 5, 2021

Talk to just about any college student and they will tell you: Transitioning to college life and a new environment is no easy feat. It takes time and it can be very difficult. Watch these #WeBelongInCollege stories and learn how these students overcame challenges during their transition to college. 

Karoline’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Entering a new environment can be scary. It is even worse when the process of enrolling in classes and getting financial aid seems designed to make things as difficult as possible. Karoline reminds us that although the system may seem like it's out to get us, you should remember that we are all in this together, and if we help each other, we can figure it out. 

Taylor’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Taylor was miserable for the first two years of college. It wasn’t until she found friends and began building a community that she began to gain a sense of belonging. Now, she is pursuing a Master’s degree, and proud that she stuck it out. 

John’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

For John, college was way harder than high school and during his first year, John was failing a bunch of classes. Thanks to great advice and support from his aunt, he fought the urge to drop out and finished college.  

Don’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Don didn’t want to disappoint his parents, but he struggled getting through the classes they wanted him to pursue. His friends gave him great advice, and his parents surprised him with their reaction when he finally shared what he was truly passionate about. 

Nicki’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

On the very first day of college - Nicki was horrified when she walked into the wrong class. But her slip-up became a step-up when she opened up to her peers and her professor about how humiliated she was.


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