I would like to say that I just completed my very first semester in college, but I'm not sure of the most natural way to phrase it. Here's my attempt: 最近、大学には最初の学期がもう終わりました。
If the listener knows anything about you, then you would probably not need to clarify that the semester was a semester of college.
If you use
ところ it feels like you are in the context of a timeline. Like past events have already been discussed,
ところ zooms into right now. I don't think context is needed for
I'm not a native speaker, but no one has offered an answer so far.