b'interactions between students and faculty. It also provides a place to post information and a meeting space for student organizations. Meeting regularly with advisees allows immediate problem solving and helps new students adjust to the demands of your curriculum. Activities might include discussion of careers in your field, active research in your college, and ethics and workshops on study and exam skills. Professionals in your field, advising staff, and faculty members from different disciplines could offer guest presentations. BE CLEAR IN EXPECTATIONS AND COMMUNICATION Students feel more at ease when they know what will be expected of them from the start. This information is helpful for decision-making and time management. Clear and consistent communication enables students to get the most out of their undergraduate education. Without accurate information, students feel that everyone else is doing well and that they are the only ones struggling. My prof said this course is going to be totally easythat makes me feel stupid if I dont get it. The first day of class he said, This is so easy, this class can be understood by a six-year-old. Luckily I had friends in the class who I could commiserate with. This class was sooo hard.First-Year Student Helping Students Balance Stress56'