Getting Back in the UC Davis Groove

It’s been a long, hot summer here in Davis, CA and now it’s time to start hitting the books again. But with temps still in the 80s and 90s, a lot of UC Davis students are having trouble getting back into school mode. has some tips on how to re-engage your brain.

6 Tips for the Transition Back to Class

Don’t Stress

Seriously, don’t. “How am I going to go back to classes” ask a bunch of nervous returning Sophmores, Juniors, and even some Seniors. After a summer like you’ve had, how do you go back to waking up and doing work? Well, I don’t know. Really I don’t. But it gets done. Every single time you have had to go from summers to school you’ve done it with success. I mean, it gets done; stressing about how you’re going to do it only serves that purpose: stress. Calm down and trust yourself.

Focus on the Good

Fall weather is nice. No more sweating in shorts and there can be something fulfilling about being busier if you’ve had a super lazy summer like I have, and if you’ve had a super busy summer like my friends, it can be nice to trade your job for naps and papers. Either way, that’s a plus, not to mention you’ll see all your friends, and all your potential new friends (hellllloooo ladies) and all the social hub that college brings. College is Hogwarts, yo; get psyched to return.

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Promise yourself that at the first unseasonably warm September weekend (and they will happen) you’ll re-do your favorite bits of summer all over again. That can stall your separation anxiety and additionally gives you a super-fun weekend. Good deal, right? Right. It’s a good deal. Even if you don’t do it, the idea itself can be comforting.

Get What You Need

Alleviate stress by making sure you have what you need- from the boring stuff like books and forms signed to the more fun stuff like a giant stockpile of red-bull and honey-nut-cheerioes. Set yourself up for success so you can focus on all the pros of college before complaining about all the problems college can bring. Solve the problems in advance.Science.

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