The atmosphere was a big difference. I lived around the block from my high school so it was within walking distance but I actually began living on campus now! So being on campus 24/7 seemed like one of the worst ideas possible but eventually I got used to it and realized I was among people going through the same thing and they were all just trying to get comfortable too. If I didn't live on an all freshman quad I would've felt a little bit more nervous.
The other big hard transition was food problems. Ordinarily, I'd be eating 2 or 3 good meals including a lot of spanish dishes and delicacies. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to come up on campus and find real hispanic food which was really hard. Instead there were buffet styled cafeterias. Sounded like a dream come true!! I saw it for myself and was blown away!! I can eat all I want? Challenge Accepted! ...I don't know why I was expecting good tasting food.... All the food I could eat and Chartwells (the company that makes the food) had to mess it all up! I almost cried... So much food...only maybe one or two good things to eat. Now I cook in my own kitchen but I truly don't know how I lived back then.