As students head back to school this semester there are a lot of issues, both personal and academic, that must be faced. For those just entering or re-entering the university, the transition to college life can be difficult. That's why the library has teamed up with the Counseling and Career Center to present this information about adjusting to life as a college student.
In the library's foyer you'll find our College Life 2009 display, which includes a selection of books available for checkout. You'll also find a series of handouts dealing with issues such as homesickness, time management, reducing stress, maintaining healthy relationships, and more. We invite you to visit our display and check out a book or take a flyer. We also hope you'll consider these resources for friends and classmates who may be having difficulties adjusting to college life.
College Life 2009 Bibliography
Anderson, Debra J. College Culture, Student Success. (2008) LC 191.94 .A46 2008
Arrington, Zach. Confessions of a College Freshman: A Survival Guide for Dorm Life, Biology Lab, the Cafeteria, and Other First-year Adventures. (2001) LB 2343.32 .A74 2001
Baer, Justin. 7 Secrets of Savvy Students: Study Smarter, not Harder. (2006) DVD LB 2343.32 .S48 2006
Disbro, William. 100 Things Every College Freshman Ought to Know: An Abridged College Orientation Catalog of Definitions, Customs, Procedures, and Plain Old Good Advice about Adjusting to the Start of College. (2007) LB 2343.3 D57 1995
Fogg, Neeta P., et al. College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs: The Actual Jobs, Earnings, and Trends for Graduates of 60 College Majors. (2004) Ref. HF 5382.5 .U5 F644 2004
Gelb, Alan, et al. A Survival Guide For Students: Tips From the Trenches. (2004) LB 2343.3 .G45 2004
Hanson, Jennifer. The Real Freshman Handbook: A Totally Honest Guide to Life on Campus. (2002) LB 2343.32 .H36 2002
Humphrey, James H., et al. Stress in College Athletics: Causes, Consequences, Coping. (2000) GV 347 .H 86 2000
Kadison, Richard, et al. College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It. (2004) RC 451.4 .S7 K336 2004
Lindsay III, C. L. The College Student's Guide to the Law: Get a Grade Changed, Keep Your Stuff Private, Throw a Police-Free Party, and More! (2005) KF 4243 .Z9 L56 2005
Litt, Ann S. The College Student’s Guide to Eating Well on Campus. (1994) RA 777.3 .L58 2000
Oz, Daphne. The Dorm Room Diet: The 8-step Program for Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Plan that Really Works. (2006) RA 777.3 .O9 2006
Smith, M.S., et al. The Smart Student’s Guide to Healthy Living: How to Survive Stress, Late Nights, & the College Cafeteria. (2006) RA 777.3 .S63 2006
Tyler, Suzette. Been There Should’ve Done That II: More Tips for Making the Most of College. (1997) LB 2343.32 T95 2001
Tyler, Suzette, Been There Should’ve Done That: 995 Tips for Making the Most of College. (2008) LB 2343.32 .T95 2008
Vye, Christopher, et al. Under Pressure and Overwhelmed: Coping with Anxiety in College. (2007) LA 229. V94 2007
Wilder, Jenifer. The Doctor’s Complete College Girls’ Health Guide: From Sex to Drugs to the Freshman 15. (2006) RA 778 .W53 2005
The library would like to thank Kassie Doggett and the staff of the UM Counseling and Career Center for their expertise and continued partnership. Thanks also to my colleague Amanda Melcher for selecting materials and supervising students who helped with the display. Finally, we thank our student assistants Robin Hyche, Kate Lewallen, and Kimberly Newton for their contributions to this project.