With my college decision completed in May and a mere three months before move-in day, I couldn’t wait to get done with high school. Of course, there were moments that would give me pause: my last high school track meet, for example, or seeing some of my best friends and favorite teachers for the last time (for a while, at least) at graduation. But by and large, I was itching to make it to Hanover as soon as possible – and get a taste for what college life was really like.

A month and a half in, my excitement for college is standing strong, but I feel silly for wanting to rush through my final weeks as a pre-college kid. I knew my life would change once I left home, but I couldn’t even begin to imagine how. As I make incredible friendships and memories here, I can’t help but reminisce on my friendships and memories from home, too.

If you ever get homesick like this – or think you might once your college years begin – I’ve made a list of a few activities that help me reacclimate. 

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