first-year university

Black (right), with her mother, Lynn Black, moves into residence at Wilfrid Laurier (Photograph by Alex Jacobs-Blum)

How Canadian universities are welcoming their freshmen during a pandemic

Roaming around campus, getting to know dorm mates—these are rites of passage for first-year students. So how do they settle in when they have to socially distance?
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Psyching yourself up for September

For first-year students, the transition from high school to university can be difficult
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So you failed your exams, now what?

Understanding academic probation, what it means and what to do about it

The fork in the road

Don’t waste time regretting big decisions (like your choice of university)

The dawning of an age

As the awkward socializing of Frosh Week ends, the real stuff beings