Users Guide

The Freshman Survival Guide provides a ton of information on all aspects of college life, so getting the opportunity to collaborate with college administrators to help them tailor our book to their institution’s particular needs was always a key component of our plan. You can look below for testimonials from administrators who used the book with incoming freshmen or click on the image above to read more in-depth explanations of how administrators, residence life officials and others have implemented The Freshman Survival Guide with their students (we invite you to add your own comments, questions etc about the different approaches they are using).

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“It does more than any freshman orientation program or advisory sessions can accomplish. Because The Freshman Survival Guide is at the student’s finger tips all year long and has a great complementary website, it serves as a constant reference and reminder of the many new experiences that can be a challenge or an opportunity. Our students find it easy to use, insightful and covering all of the hot topics that come up in the transition to college.
Daniel Joyce
SJ, Office for Mission and Identity, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
“Five months later, I still have students thanking me for putting [The Freshman Survival Guide] in their hands at the beginning of the fall semester…a great investment for the beginning of the academic year.
Katie Diller
Campus Minister, Michigan State University
“Our campus issued the Freshman Survival Guide to our entire freshman class and utilized it to shape a programing curriculum during their first weeks on campus. The book’s content translates extremely well to student programming in the Residence Halls and was a big part of our opening this fall. I strongly encourage any student transitioning to college to pick up the FSG, it a great resource to keep in the first year and beyond.
Ted Zito
Associate Director of Residential Life, Assumption College