Hello! My younger brother just started his first year at U of F majoring in music! He wanted to get a jump on it, so he started this summer, and has been cramming in a couple gen. ed. courses, but in the fall, his music classes will start. He's thrilled! I think what's helped him a lot is being able to have kind of a "home base", and I think that can apply to anyone in that it can be wherever one feels comfortable. He's able to go and relax and regroup. He's been getting to know people, but he hasn't really stressed out about it, he said that he didn't want to add the stress to his already full plate. One thing he also said helped him was getting to know the campus and finding all of the neat little areas around and about. He's been milling about the student union, and visiting some of the local shops and things. I think that kind of recreation has helped him to remain level, and not reach a burnout point really fast.
I wish you all the best of luck! Make of it exactly what you want it to be, and you can't go wrong.