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Freshman Year Tips:

  • Get to know your RA, your roommate and others in your residence hall.
  • Get Organized. Become an expert on course requirements and due dates.
  • Find the ideal place for you to study.
  • Go to class (and hand in your assignments on time).
  • Learn good stress management techniques and use them.
  • Meet with your professors.
  • Get to know your academic adviser.
  • Get involved on campus.
  • Make healthy choices if you choose to drink / party.
  • Make time for you.
  • Make connections with students in your classes.
  • Stay healthy - get plenty of sleep, exercise and eat regular nutritious snacks & meals.
  • Seek a balance in your academic, work, and social / partying life.
  • Learn to cope with homesickness.
  • Keep track of your money.
  • Be prepared to feel overwhelmed. Talk with other students. You're not alone.
  • Seek help at University Counseling when you need it.

 

Please contact Jamease Roberts - Student Coordinator gorillasinyourmidst1@gmail.com or J.T. Knoll at 620-235-4062 or by email at jknoll@pittstate.edu for more information. Or stop by our office in the Campus Activities Center, 109 Overman Student Center. 

Upcoming Events


Do It Yourself - Self Care Kit Tables

August 24

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Overman Student Center Crossroads, Main Level


"Gorilla Get Down" D.J. Dance with GAB:

September 7th

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Overman Student Center University Club


Speaker - Sarah Panzau - "Living Proof:" 

September 15th

7:30 pm

Bicknell Family Center for the Arts


Karaoke Nights:

October 19th, November 16th, December 7th

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Overman Student Center University Club


Alcohol Awareness Week:

September 25 - October 1


"Don't Text - Just Drive" Pledge Drive:

September 28 - Lindburg Plaza

October 8 - Gorilla Village


"Someone You Love - The HPV Epidemic:"

HPV Documentary and Physician Panel

November 1

7:00 pm

Overman Student Center Ballroom


Great Gorilla Smokeout:

November 10


HIV-AIDS Awareness Week:

November 28 - December 2


Free Anonymous HIV Tests:

September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15

Bryant Student Health Center

Stressed Out?

Sressed Gorilla

Feeling Stressed? Test Anxiety? Log off in one of the five massage chairs in the Relaxation Room adjacent to the U-Club in Overman Student Center or try one of these useful Relaxation/Visualization Exercises!