Buy books online. They cost, like, a third of what book stores offer.
Oh, and stay away from huge heavy parties. Went to one in September and regretted the next day.
I think you've heard about the freshman 15. Yeah, try your best to find some healthy food stores or restaurants around your campus. College food at my campus was a heart attack on a bun, yet my friends say it's "healthy" compared to their mess hall food.
And if you're trying to get good grades, never study in your dorm. It'll have the highest number of distractions there. Hell, even the campus library isn't a good place, since there are always some asshats making a ruckus. Find some "special place" such as a restaurant where you know not many noisy people would go to, and study there.
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