For Students

6 ways to survive freshman year

June 26, 2017 Heidi Finley

Most college administrators and faculty agree that there is a learning curve the first year of college. But freshman year does not have to be impossible. Here are six ways to survive the transition and finish the year ready for […]

Finding the right fit

Francis Marion features diverse campus, small classes

June 19, 2017 Heidi Finley

Facts and stats: Francis Marion University is named in honor of South Carolina Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, who was nicknamed “The Swamp Fox” for using terrain and guile to outwit Loyalist adversaries. The public university is six miles east […]


Making the most of freshman orientation

June 12, 2017 Heidi Finley

Freshman orientation can be a blur. Students typically register for classes, attend presentations and sign up to participate in student organizations. Orientation may also be the first time away from home or away from family. Students might do things they haven’t had a […]


What summer is like at N.C. State

June 5, 2017 Heidi Finley

I am a rising junior. For both of my summers as an N.C. State student, I have spent them on campus. You could say I am kind of an expert in all things summer session at N.C. State. Here’s how […]

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