UTSC student in a lecture

Potential Stressors

  • Making friends and fitting in, becoming familiar with surroundings.
  • Adjusting to a different learning environment (New courses, increased workload, and new methods of evaluation).
  • Adjusting to less structure than in high school and the self discipline needed to study.
  • Questioning choice of university and/or academic program.
  • Feeling homesick, getting along with roommate(s).
  • Experiencing new found freedom and testing self-imposed boundaries.
  • If living at home, an expectation that life at home will change too.
  • Getting a part-time job.
  • Managing a budget and own finances for the first time.

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