Hawkfeed List: Successful First-Year Student Tips

Navigating your first-year of college can be difficult, but with these 10 tips it can make your transition easier! 

1) Learn how to balance your study and play time!
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2) Make sure you get to know your professors and advisors via office hours or email!

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3) Join one or more of our 200 clubs and organizations or create your own!

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4) Start looking into student leadership opportunities such as Emerging Leaders and the First-Year Internship Program!

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5) Being broke is no joke, budget your money wisely!

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6) Take advantage of on-campus resources including the Tutoring Center and Career Resource Center! 

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7) Stay healthy mentally, physically and spiritually!

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8) Explore your surroundings! Click here for suggestions!

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9) Engage in campus-wide events! 

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10) Most of all HAVE FUN!!

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Hawkfeed List: Hudson Valley Edition

The Hudson Valley is located 90 minutes away from NYC. A hidden gem; with a variety of activities for you to explore during your 4 years at SUNY New Paltz.

1.  Enjoy beautiful sunsets and sunrises at Walkway Over the Hudson!

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2. Didn’t bring everything you need? Don’t fret! We have two great malls nearby in Poughkeepsie and in Kingston!

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3. Upgrade from the typical snowball fights and get ready for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing at Hunter Mountain.

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4. Feeling adventurous? High Falls is notorious for cliff jumping. Don’t be afraid to satisfy your adventurous side!

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5. If you’re looking for an adrenaline boost, try Skydiving in Gardiner!

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6.  Do you like eating pickles? Can’t get enough of them? Well you’re in luck! The Pickle Fest in Rosendale is a pickle paradise!

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7. When art and nature combine you get the Storm King Arts Center in Cornwall, a vast selection of sculptures in the Hudson Valley.

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8. Still need more options for shopping? Check out Woodbury Commons for more deals!

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9. Is Halloween your favorite holiday? Then check out the Headless Horseman in Ulster Park for some spooky fun!
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 10.  After exploring the Hudson Valley, two of New York’s greatest cities are only an hour and 30 minutes away!

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Hawkfeed Lists: New Paltz Town Edition

Hawkfeed List: New Paltz Town Edition 

New Paltz is a small town with a variety of activities for you to do throughout your four years at SUNY New Paltz! Here are some 10 activities to take advantage of:
 

1) It’s a lovely sunny day to explore Water Street Market; with lots of restaurants and stores you’ll want to splurge on a thing or two!

 

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2) An apple a day keeps the doctor away and you’re in luck with the local apples farms! Make sure to grab an apple cider donut and fresh apple cider, too!

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3) The beautiful Mohonk Mountain House is a short drive away from campus; enjoy the scenery on your way and hike the Lemon Squeeze while you’re there!

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4) Take a dive into the lake at Minnewaska State Park!

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5) Feeling indulgent? Take a stroll onto Main Street and stop at the various cultural restaurants!

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6) After eating a great meal on Main Street, make sure to swing by the boutiques and vintage stores… Maybe you’ll find a great treasure or two!

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7) Feeling broke?! The New Paltz Cinemas offers $5 movie tickets on Tuesdays!

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8) Go back in time to experience the historic stone houses through the tours on Historic Huguenot Street!

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9) Too lazy to go to the gym? Walk, bike, or run on the various rail trails in town!

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10) After a long and exciting day of exploring New Paltz, finish your day with a sunset and stargazing!

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