bwbkicks, make sure you have a very healthy respect for that bike! Starting off with 900+cc's is not a great or wise choice for a first bike. Remember that throttle input is all mental. Practice swerving, hard braking, etc because your learning curve will be steep for the next 6+ months or so if not longer.
the quickest way to get in trouble is with the throttle and you don't have the benefit of time on your side yet to help you get out of a bad situation. The 919 may not be a supersport, but it'll get up and go quicker than you can blink and get you killed.
I suggest you pick up a ninja 250 or even a 500 to help practice slow maneuvers, cornering, etc for a couple months. They handle great and are very novice friendly. You could easily resell for the price you got it at so it'd be a great investment towards you learning experiences and the learning curve won't be anywhere as steep.
other than that, welcome! You came to the right place. College student here as well, got one more term after this and I'm done, thank god. Although not much good it does since I'm considering grad school.