As the popular 80s sitcom put it, Historically Black Colleges and University campuses are “A Different World” from other institutions. Each school has a unique personality and atmosphere of their own, different from anywhere else.

As first-year students settle into the beginning of their School Daze, they may be challenged in adjusting to the new setting. Getting acclimated should not be difficult, outside of trying to make the band.

NBCBLK reached out to a diverse group of successful HBCU Seniors, staff, and alumni to share advice for students to be able to maximize their success on and off the yard. Here’s what Luke Lawal Jr., and 7 others had to say.  READ FULL