It is almost time for the Spring 2020 semester to start! Residence halls will open January 19th at 12 pm for those of you who live on campus and classes will start on January 21st. This may not seem like a lot, but trust me it can be overwhelming. It’s tough to get back to campus and only have one day to settle back into dorm life. However, there are a few life hacks you can try to make this time of the semester less stressful.
- BUY YOUR TEXTBOOKS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE:
It is important to be prepared for your classes and most of your professors are going to want you to have them right away. If you end up not needing them it can’t hurt to return them.
2. GET YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES:
This goes along with number one. Some professors like to get started right away. Make sure you have your notebooks and writing utensils on hand, just in case.
3. TAKE CARE OF ALL YOUR PAPERWORK:
Make sure your tuition is paid! You don’t want the added stress of finding out that you still owe money for your tuition. Also any kind of paperwork that needs to be done should be done as soon as possible. This may include, but not limited too, major or minor forms or graduation application.
4. GIVE SOME OF YOUR TIME TO YOUR TEXTBOOKS:
If you read the introduction of your textbook before you get to class you will have a better understanding of what your semester is going to look like. Similar to numbers one and two, this will help you be prepared for the first day of class.
5. GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO DO NOTHING:
Before the semester starts, make sure that you give yourself a little break. The holidays can be stressful and soon after the semester starts. It is important that you have some time to not worry. Some things to get your mind off of everything are:
- Reading a good book
- Watching a movie or TV show
- Spending time with a few friends or family
It’s easy to get overwhelmed at the beginning of the semester with everything you have to do. Try not to add to your stress by not being prepared for classes and procrastinating on important paperwork. By following these steps the start of the spring semester will go smoothly.
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