The First Day of Class

It is very important you attend the first day of class where you will meet your professor who will outline the course and present the class requirements. Some professors may use the first day for introductions, and others may start course material that day. Either way, it is important that you are there to collect valuable information.

  • Student StudyingDo not worry about getting lost! During the first week of classes, administrators and faculty are available to help you find your classes and answer any questions you may have. Plus, they also have free water and handbooks for you during the first week of school! Look for helpful, friendly faces at the main entrance.
  • What to bring:
    • Writing utensil 
    • Notebook 
    • Textbook (if you've bought it already)
    • Class schedule
  • Keep your syllabus. A syllabus is essentially a contract between you and your professor on what is expected from you and how you will be evaluated. Do not let a short syllabus disillusion you – it does not outline the many hours that must be spent in between tests and papers in order to perform well.
  • The first day of class is not too early to start studying. Manage your time wisely; final exams will arrive before you know it.

Finding Your Way Around What to Expect

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