Check out the great article link above for things to think about as you are planning to start your first semester: Definitely avoid these mistakes:
1. Letting those hometown friendships slip away too quickly
2. Over purchasing for your dorm room
3. Waiting until the last minute to buy the things you will need
4. Avoiding important appointments
5. Letting your last free summer fly by
Want to know more about each of those? Click on the article link above!