Congratulations…..you made it to college!
Orientation week is here and your student union has put on a list of events over the next coming days to get you into ready for your first semester of college.
Here is a short list of what you can do in your first orientation week:
- Get settled into your room, get unpacked and organized.
- Take part in fun games and events connecting you with people in your program, residence, campus, etc…
- Locate your seminar rooms for your first day of classes…no need to be late on the first day!
- Familiarize yourself with students services, whats available and where they are on campus.
- To make sure you have all the right books for your courses, head to the book store and be prepared for your first class.
- Introduce yourself to your residence dons. They know all the events going on around town and campus.
- Check out off-campus study hot spots. We all know that the library will be full and quiet…mix it up and go off campus .
- Sign up for any informative sessions that will help you out personally. Cooking class, how to manage stress, financial assistance…the list goes on!
- Check to see what discounts your school offers at stores, tourist places and restaurants. There’s nothing better than getting a good deal as a student.
- Take a day to not be a student and go tour the city as a local. See where you think you’ll be over the next coming years.
- Go and pick up your student card, most likely you will take a picture and get it printed on the spot.
- Check out the cafeteria, especially if you are no chef Ramsey, this could prove quite valuable when your short of food in your dorm.
- Introduce yourself to your faculty. Some staff may have open hours so you can drop in and ask questions or seek advice on how to get the best results in your studies.
The most important thing you want to keep in mind is to have fun. This first week is for to get accustomed to your new setting.