Coping with the Sophomore Slump
If you think that you might be experiencing the Slump, try these coping methods.
Take care of your general physical well-being.
- Eat regularly
- Sleep regularly
Talk to your academic advisor.
- Explore classes that look fascinating.
- Take a class for fun or self-expression.
- Make a personal connection with a faculty member.
- Explore options for academic support.
Find interesting extracurricular activities.
Talk to someone from the Counseling Center.
- Sophomore Slump is normal.
- Determine whether your schedule is too demanding.
- Identify underlying stressors.
- Learn means to assert your growing identity.
Visit Career Services.
- Explore opportunities.
- Ask questions.
- Talk with others who have experienced the Slump.
Talk with the University minister about Spiritual Life.
- Explore meaning and purpose.
- Develop a meaningful relationship.
- Increase interaction with college personnel and services.
Explore Fraternity and Sorority Life.
- Learn leadership skills.
- Form lifelong friends.
Dine with the Dean.
Meals for small groups of sophomores hosted by the Dean of Students
- Take this opportunity to reflect on your experiences to date and issues that affect campus life.
- Watch your email inbox for an invitation to one of seven monthly dinners.