Editor’s note: Roll on, you cubs

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So, you made it through classes, college applications and everything else: You were accepted into UC Berkeley’s incoming class of Golden Bears. But what now? How do you know what to bring, where to go and how to feel?

Well, that’s where we come in. In today’s issue, you’ll find our best tips for how to brave your first few weeks on campus. In short, take chances, get a little messy, and don’t be afraid of rejection or wrong turns — it’s how you’ll learn what you like.

And check out the hidden side of campus life. Whether it’s an unusual activity or a secret spot, you’ll appreciate having something to call your own. With more than 30,000 students, UC Berkeley is a big place, and finding a community or a routine is going to make it feel a lot more like home.

So plug in your headphones, hit play on your favorite playlist, and head out into this wild new world — you have so much to discover.

Contact Ketki Samel and Camryn Bell at [email protected].