Freshman year will be the time of your life; you are away from home and all the rules you have ever known, amongst thousands of your peers, and you have the freedom to move about as you please. You will find yourself busy getting acclimated to your HBCUs campus culture and making memories that will last you a lifetime.

As you pack to head off for the year, we encourage you to leave one prized possession behind. It has 4 wheels, a horn, and it is foreign if you’re fancy – your car. Having a car on campus will prevent you from fully embracing life as a freshman and here are five reasons why:

3Freshman 15 is real

Freshman 15 is no myth, it happens! One of the easiest ways to stay fit and avoid packing on pounds includes walking everywhere you can. How can you do this by driving ? You can’t. Don’t let your car enable your laziness. Leave your car at home.