Whether you’re a freshmen or an upperclassmen, you may be a little homesick. That feeling is completely normal so don’t be embarrassed! It can be difficult to move away from home, family, pets, and close friends. The college transition can be a little overwhelming and stressful but it will get better. I know you probably hear that all the time but believe me, it’s true. I remember when I first moved in freshmen year, I was a little homesick. More so because it was all new to me. I didn’t know what to expect and I was going to a college that I knew absolutely no one. I was excited but yet so nervous because it is a different environment than being at your home. One of the hardest parts for me was sharing a room with someone. However, it all worked out and my roommate and I became really good friends. Some tips and advice I would have if you’re homesick is to call home every now and then. I FaceTimed my family quite a bit and it helped. Try to take your mind off from not being home and go meet new friends. If you have time alone the you’re more likely to think and get sad. I had to surround myself with friends in order to get over being homesick. Another thing is, you’re allowed to be sad. It is totally normal and it is okay to be upset every now and then. If you need time to be sad then that is fine, take some time alone but don’t let yourself be sad all day. Get out and do something afterwards and have a good time. I know it is easier said than done. There are also some upperclassmen who are willing to talk to you. There are professional consular on the 4th floor of the library, and I suggest using them as a resource also. Even if you aren’t homesick, seeing a consular regularly is healthy to just be in that environment. Most of all, just know you’re not alone. There are other students feeling the same way and it is important to all be there for each other. Just keep your end goal in mind and the reason why you’re at college!