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Tips For Every First-Year College Student;
University of Richmond Experts Provide Insight 

It may seem like yesterday your kids were learning to ride a bike. Now they are packing up and heading off to their first year of college. University of Richmond experts provide tips for students and their families as they prepare to tackle this new season of life. 

Residence Life

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Patrick Benner, director of residence life and undergraduate student housing, works to help students settle into their new home on campus. 

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Community Involvement

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Director of University of Richmond's Bonner Center for Civic Engagement Sylvia Gale helps students become agents of change in their new community.

Healthy Lifestyles

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Health Educator Sarah Sheppard provides tips on how first-year students can establish healthy lifestyle habits as soon as they arrive on campus. 

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Academic Advising

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Roger Mancastroppa, associate director of the Academic Skills Center, assists students with academic skill development. 

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Career Planning

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Jasmine Jackson, University of Richmond career advisor, works with first-year students to explore potential career paths. 

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Sustainable Living

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Rob Andrejewski, director of sustainability, teaches and encourages sustainable lifestyle behaviors.

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