March 21 - April 19

Say it with me: House Wars is just a game. House Wars is just a game. House Wars is just a game.

Apr. 20 - May 20

Donner House will have a huge impact on your life. It will either be the center of your social life or a serious thorn in your side.

May 21 - June 21

You are on the cusp of a great and successful future, so don’t mess it up. Oh, and no pressure.

June 22 - July 22

Beware of overly pleasant upperclassmen. Though they may be nice, your DineX and extra meal blocks are much nicer.

July 23 - Aug. 22

Learn the standard Carnegie Mellon acronyms quickly. The faster you learn them, the faster you’ll stop irritating the people you ask for help around campus.

Aug. 23 - Sept. 22

There will come a day when the people around you will not be wearing the same T-shirt. When that day arrives, the real college experience starts.

Sept. 23 - Oct. 22

The Carnegie Mellon bubble is strong, but you must fight it. There is a world outside of Squirrel Hill and the Waterfront. Explore and be happy.

Oct. 23 - Nov. 21

Pick your Buggy team wisely and pick for yourself. This choice will have a bigger effect on your time here at Carnegie Mellon than you could ever imagine.

Nov. 22 - Dec. 21

Sleep is your best friend — always remember that, especially in three months time when your relationship with sleep will become almost nonexistent.

Dec. 22 - Jan. 19

I know that you were trying to hold out and wait, hoping that the letter got lost in transit, but by now I think you should start to come to terms with the fact that you didn't get accepted to Hogwarts.

Jan. 20 - Feb. 18

It's great that you’re having fun, but you should try to call your parents sometime before Thanksgiving break — and not just to ask for money.

Feb. 19 - March 20

Remember: You're a nobody until you have a club or a class that consumes your life so much so that no one ever sees you around.