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HBCU Freshman Bible

Ready for college but not sure what to expect, or even bring? Before you say goodbye to your parents and friends, check out this ultimate guide to surviving your first year in college, and in particular at the country’s 107 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

We created the #HBCUFreshmanBible to help build a bridge for students to make a successful transition from high school to black colleges. The following stories and posts will give you answers to frequently asked questions. Here you will find information on how to navigate the black college experience in the fall.

The HBCU Buzz leadership and staff consists of mostly recent HBCU graduates from diverse educational backgrounds within the HBCU Community, and we share our own unique and individual black college experiences, which is used in the #HBCUFreshmanBible below.

HBCU Freshmen Bible: 5 Tips To Avoid The Freshmen 15

We all know that HBCU students love to indulge on Fried Chicken Wednesdays, Soul Food Thursdays and Catfish Fridays. There’s nothing like a home cooked meal when you’re...

HBCU Freshman Bible: How To Throw An Amazing Event On Campus

Rather it is a welcome back to campus party, a day of community service, or a seminar aimed at getting college students prepared for the real world,...

HBCU Freshman Bible: 7 Easy Mistakes in Gaining a Bad Reputation on Campus

  If you are like most freshman students your time is split between being impulsive, embracing new found freedom, exploring a new city, spending a refund check, or...

HBCU Freshman Bible: 5 Ways to Get Kicked Off Campus

Though historically black colleges and universities have a reputation for producing well over half of all African-American higher education degrees, they are also known to be the...

HBCU Freshman Bible: 5 Reasons Freshmen Should Not Have a Car On Campus

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,...

HBCU Freshman Bible: Entrepreneurs, 5 Ways to Network on a Black College Campus

New supplies, new clothes, new start. Freshman year is a chance to redefine yourself, to challenge assumptions, and for young entrepreneurs, it’s a way to lay the...

HBCU Freshman Bible: 5 Ways To Get Involved on Campus

When you step on campus in August, you’ll officially be a freshman! Long hard road to get to this point, but you did it. Once on campus...

HBCU Freshman Bible: 5 Books You Need To Read To Learn About Black Fraternities...

One of the first things incoming students see when arriving on campus at an historically black college or university, or HBCU, is trees and benches painted with...

HBCU Freshman Bible: 7 Ways To Calculate College Spending That Won’t Hurt Your Pockets

Freshman year can be overwhelming. Besides living away from your family for the first time and learning campus life, understanding how to spend your funds can be...

HBCU Freshman Bible: 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Trying To Impress The Ladies

Orientation season is winding down, and incoming freshmen are starting to feel the butterflies of venturing off into this new chapter full of possibilities, opportunities, a new...

HBCU Freshman Bible: 5 Reasons You Need a Mentor

As an incoming freshman it can be difficult to navigate your way through your new college or university campus. You can feel lost, confused and overwhelmed by...

HBCU Freshman Bible: 12 Essential Items Needed When Arriving to Campus

College. Nothing says independence like it. Being away from your parents for the first time, meeting people from all over the country, and getting to know yourself...

HBCU Freshman Bible: Dorm Room – How To Decorate

Going to college is of the most memorable experiences that anyone can encounter.  I can vividly remember the preparation leading up to arriving on campus and being...

HBCU Freshman Bible: Five Words Freshmen Should Add To Their Vocabulary

As a freshman, you’ll learn so much at your HBCU, both in and out of the classroom. You’ll meet new people, try new things, and learn new...

HBCU Freshmen Bible: 5 Truths About Fraternity Parties

“Party, Party, Party, Let’s All Get Wasted!” I’m sure you’ve heard these lyrics from the newly-released Gucci Mane. Even more, I’m sure as a HBCU freshmen you...
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5 Interview Tips Using Rihanna Lyrics #HBCUFreshmanBible

It's internship season! People all over my campus have been applying and interviewing in hopes of snagging an awesome internship in their field this summer. A lot of...
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5 College Survival Tips Using J Cole Songs #HBCUFreshmanBible

Going to college is like getting lost and finding something new. It's a new environment, new people and new challenges. My first year of college was very...

5 Tips to Tame Your Temper at Financial Aid Offices #HBCUFreshmanBible

One, two, three, four, five, six people… I’m counting six people currently ahead of me in line for financial aid questions, concerns and issues that needs to...
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