Freshmen’s first week
For all the new freshmen students: overwhelmed? exhausted? feeling lost? Whatever you are feeling, you are not alone. It happens to everyone, some just hide it better than others. If you are a First Gen student (first in your family to go to college), there are a number of resources on campus and online to check out if you need to reach out somehow. If you go to this site, you will see some very short videos put together by Detroit Mercy students, staff and faculty who were first generation students and talk about their experiences and offer words of encouragement. If you need to talk to someone, TRiO is a student support service located on the third floor of the library that can work with you and help you get through whatever problems or concerns you may have.
You will survive this experience. Everyone on the library staff will do whatever we can to help you get through all those papers, presentations and research projects that faculty are assigning.