OEDB has a nifty little write up that gives general tips for succeeding in college. Some of the better ones:
When living in the dorm, take it all in stride. You may be required to live in a dorm your freshman year. Don’t expect much in terms of privacy, personal space, quiet time, or even cleanliness. But enjoy some of its perks, namely the camaraderie with your dorm mates and the proximity to your classes.
Take responsibility for your own learning. You’re not in high school anymore. Everyone in college is there to learn because they want to, not just to pass because they have to. There are a lot of opportunities for learning in college, often times outside the classroom. Take advantage of every opportunity you can.
However some like “take notes on a spiral notepad” I think are more suited to personal tastes.
Either way, enjoy!