New city, new school, new friends, new life, new start. 

Crossing the social, emotional and academic bridge from high school to college can be daunting, but as the first day of the fall semester looms closer, nine 2019 HBCU graduates share how to milk the undergrad years for all it’s worth. 

To the class of 2023, take it from the graduates who are not new to this, but true to this. 

2Xanté Wallace | Prairie View A&M University 

PVAMU is the land of opportunity but opportunity only comes to those who refuse to let obstacles define their being. From organizations to pageants to open mic nights, there is so much to get involved in. 

However, closed mouths don’t get fed and an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Surround yourself with people who are not afraid to enjoy the resources of this great institution. Your nervousness and anxiety is your mind, body and soul telling you that it is time to elevate. The knowledge you missed today is the knowledge you wish you had tomorrow, so make memories, make mistakes and make successes.

Your greatest you is waiting on you to find yourself.