Coping With Feeling Homesick at UniversityWatch
Take some home comforts with you - photographs, nic-nacks from your room. Make your room uniquely yours and a nice place to be.
And, as always, if you find it doesn't improve even a teeny bit in say a month or so, make contact with the right people and ask for help before it gets worse. Look into counselling, or have a chat with a tutor, student welfare, GP etc. There is support out there - you're not alone.
I'm going to Uni in September and very scared about moving away from my family! I'm going to miss them like craaaaazy! Part of me feels I might drop out but people who I know already at University have told me just to ride the storm.
Plus, I'll have no excuse to run around the house playing spies/Doctor Who
Try and start up a daily routine as soon as you can, then the whole living-away-from-home thing will seem a lot more normal and easier to cope with. Keeping busy is the best way not to think about home, and Freshers Week is a really good opportunity to dive into student life and do fun things every day. Skyping home and your old friends from home can also really help, just try not to do it all the time and miss out on making friends in your halls/on your course.
I'm dreading the first few days of uni to be honest, and dreading leaving my family. That's the worst bit I remember after Christmas my whole family brought me back, we went shopping and then they all left it was really sad But the best thing to do is not mope and get out there, and if you're happy then your family will be happy and they won't worry.
Can't say I've ever had that feeling since though. I always look forward to going home, I always get bored within a week or so, and I always look forward to going back to uni again.