1. Find a favorite local restaurant: Eating out is a great way to relax with friends and recharge your battery.
2. Visit a new friend at his home: Travel to see a different part of the country, meet a new college friend's family, and enjoy the break from classes.
3. Bring a new friend home with you: Show off your hometown, introduce your new friend to your family and high school buddies, and enjoy a favorite home-cooked meal.
4. Get to know the library: Become acquainted with the campus library early in your college career and you'll reap the benefits until the day you graduate.
5. Send a message home to your parents from time to time through whatever means you find most effective.
6. Visit your high school teachers: Round up some friends, visit your old teachers, and tell them about college. Thank them for helping you get there.
7. Join a campus organization: Get involved! Find an organization that interests you and attend meetings, plan events, and meet great new friends.
8. Attend parties: Gather a group of friends to dance, play games, or just hang out. Find your place in the social scene and balance out your study stress.
9. Invite a professor to the cafeteria for lunch: Your professor may be on campus for lunch anyway, so invite her to join you for a meal. Getting to know professors as more than just teachers is a great opportunity.
10. Create (or revise) a resume: Get assistance from your school's career office and prepare a resume that will impress future prospective employers (including that all-important “summer job” employer!). Starting early will get you on the path to a great job after graduation.