What is the Sophomore Slump?
Sophomores may experience what is commonly referred to as the “sophomore slump.” The newness and excitement of college has worn away and what lies ahead are at least three more years of hard work, papers, exams, and a large financial investment to obtain a college degree.
The sophomore slump is a time of uncertainty as well as a time for growth. How will you know if you are experiencing symptoms of the sophomore slump?
Do you find yourself wondering:
- What am I doing here at University of Lynchburg?
- Why do I have more questions now than when I was a freshman?
- Are the people I hang around with really my friends?
- Why am I majoring in this, if I don’t even like it?
- Why do I feel constantly overwhelmed?
- Why am I so confused about my future?
- Why am I not having as much fun as last year?
- Why do I feel like my parents are always pressuring me to know what I want to do with my life?
- Does everyone else have life all figured out?
- Why do I feel so unmotivated?
If you think you might be experiencing the sophomore slump, there are many things you can do to cope. Utilize the offices listed below to help you overcome the sophomore slump.
Do you need help with study skills or time management? How about a tutor for a tough subject? Tutoring & Academic Support
Explore how your talents and interests are related to majors and careers, and engage in career development courses, workshops, programs, and internships. You’ll be well-prepared to embark on your career! Career Development
Getting Involved on Campus and in the Community
Explore clubs and organizations and meet others who share your interests! Clubs and Organizations
Find out how you can get involved in the local community through participation in service activities on and off campus! Volunteering and Service
Health and Counseling Services
Utilize the Health Center for assessment and treatment for a variety of health issues. The Counseling Center provides counseling and education to help you feel your best and relate to others in a healthy way. Both services are free of charge to currently enrolled students! Health and Counseling Center