@&bullshit The most important thing to do is have fun with it. Get to learn to love your classmates because you'll be with them for two years. They will be the ones you collaborate with, work with, and be the source of you wanting to be better. Plus, once the program is over, they'll look out for you and help you because they know the best how you work as a person and in a team, so if they find a cool gig that they don't want, they'll pass it to youâit happens more than you think.
In the worst case, if you don't love your classmates, damn sure, you better respect them professionally and never try burn a bridge anywhere. The design community is smaller than people think, people are connected in ways never thought of, so if you burn a bridge with someone, they might know someone at an agency/design studio you really want to work at and your bad reputation will hurt you. I've seen it happen. It's not pretty.
Lastly, experiment with your design as much as possible. You can't flunk out of that programâwell, it's actually pretty damn hard to flunk out of that programâso push your design to the edge because it's easier to tone down rather than try to push a lackluster design. Andrew Byrom and Margaret Black are the two best professors at helping you figure out ways to push your work and your way of thinking.