On Twitter we asked people to share their advice for new Montreal students. Their responses are below.\nWhat would you like to say to the new students in the city?\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nWith the start of the fall semester only a week away, university students in Montreal are mentally preparing themselves to go back to school. If you've already gone through this, you know what to expect!\nFor you new kids though, the prospect of starting university can be frightening. I remember the nerves and all the preparation I had to do leading up to my first semester. Though I'm a born-and-raised Montrealer, I wish I had someone give me some advice!\nFrom frosh regrets to expensive booklists, your first time at a Montreal university is definitely intimidating. But to calm those nerves, we reached out to the community and asked them: "What advice do you have for new Montreal university students?"\nThese helpful and sometimes hilarious responses will hopefully help you get through your first semester of university without much trouble! Remember, you aren't the only one who's nervous about starting university for the first time and you won't be the last. Freshmen can use all the help they can get!\nWithout further ado, here's the best advice for first-time students in Montreal that we received from our readers!\nAs a university student in Montreal, you might be forced to pick a side — to party or not to party.\nMany of our respondents apparently fall into the "party" camp. It's Montreal, after all, and many are taken by our vibrant nightlife and access to all kinds of sin.\nyou can always retake a class but you can’t relive a party— areen (@areenourfa) August 26, 2019\nGo explore the city!!! Go out all night!! 1. City exploration, 2. Grades— Spiro Tsolakis (@SpiroTsolakis_) August 26, 2019\nStill, though many recommend not taking things too seriously, our readers suggest that you find a perfect balance and focus your energy on academic achievement.\nManage your study time wisely— iLLARD (@b_illy_sights) August 26, 2019\nSave money, stay sober.— Hagop Samuelian (@HSamuelian) August 26, 2019\nNo weed and limit the beer— liam mcclure (@wthm01) August 26, 2019\nKeep in mind that if you do choose the "party" scene, don't get caught up in it and all the unnecessary drama that comes along with it.\nDrunken love is no love at all. 😎— Carlos David (@CarlosDavidFoto) August 27, 2019\nREAD ALSO: Where To Find Cheap Food Around Montreal's Concordia University\nOf course, Montreal isn't only about partying. Since you'll be spending most of your waking hours at school, here's some clever life advice.\nDownload your books online and print them out, there 230 bucks saved— Kxng_Henrique (@HenriqueKxng) August 26, 2019\nI would add to this that many of your books will most likely be available on Amazon. Say what you will about the site, but do you want to spend $150 or $15 on that 1,000-page anthology you'll only use for like, three short poems? Yeah, I thought so.\nTo attend to classes. 90% of teachers doesn't care ablut your knowledge, they will give you a good mark just by attendance.#Facts.— Camilo♠ (@ThesisOM) August 26, 2019\nThe above is all dependent on your program and the class, but the advice rings true. Many professors will remember you if you have an interest and participate in class discussions, even if it's only once in a while.\nAnother pro tip from yours truly: go to your professor's office hours at least once or twice and ask about that assignment you're having trouble on. Your prof will definitely give you all the information you need and it might even boost your grade.\nYou don't own the sidewalk. When walking to and from campus from the residence, make room for others— H.J. Bern (@hj_bern) August 27, 2019\nSay it louder for the people in the back, please!\nDon’t be shy and make new friends! Try new hobbies! Get out of your comfort zone! 💥— Alexanne Laplante (@AlexanneLap) August 27, 2019\nMost importantly, enjoy the moment and try to get the most out of your university experience as possible!\nIt might not seem like it now, but these truly can be some of the best years of your life if you embrace it.\nHave a great semester, Montreal!