Over the last few years, I've discovered that the single most frequently read post on this blog (FAR outnumbering any other post or topic) is this item from June of 2008 that contained advice for college freshmen, offered a couple years earlier by Ben Jones, an assistant director of admissions at MIT, to the incoming class of 2010 there. I think the post was picked up by sites like StumbleUpon, because it gets dozens of hits a day.
Recently, I received an email from a woman who came across that post in the course of doing some research for a piece she was editing, which she wanted to call to readers' attention. It offers tips for surviving freshman year of college. You can find it here. It's commonplace fare, not as interesting or fresh as the advice from Ben Jones. But I offer it to you for what it's worth. Cheers. And good luck.