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10 Things Every Campus Student Should Do in Their First Week

Last Updated on November 22, 2022 by Deandre Barrett
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As a new campus student, there are certain things you should do in your first week to make the most of your time here. From meeting new people to getting acquainted with your campus, these ten tips will help you settle in and start having the best college experience possible. Some of these tips will even help experienced and returning campus students. So what are you waiting for? Start reading!

Become Familiar with your Surroundings

As a campus student, becoming familiar with your surroundings is essential; This includes knowing the location of your classes, the library, and any campus resources you may need. Being familiar with the campus policy on visitors, noise, and overnight guests is also crucial. 

Familiarizing yourself with your surroundings will help you feel more comfortable on campus and make it easier to get around.

If your campus is also offering a tour, that would be a great way to ask questions and have an easier way to see how classes are set up. Campus students should also take the time to get to know their fellow students.

Learning about different cultures and backgrounds can help you broaden your perspective and make new friends, but it also gives an idea of what kind of culture your campus has. So, take some time to explore your campus and get to know the people who live and work there. It will make your campus experience all the richer.

Create your Shortcut to Get Around Campus

Campus students are always looking for ways to make their lives easier. One way to do this is to create shortcuts for each class; This can be as simple as taking a different route to class or parking in a different lot.

By taking the time to find a shortcut, campus students can save themselves time and energy. In addition, by using shortcuts, campus students can avoid some of the campus traffic. By planning for a few minutes, campus students can make their lives a little easier and reduce their stress levels.

Attend All Of your Classes Even if They’re Not Mandatory

For campus students, attending all of your classes is vital to your success. While it may be tempting to skip a class that isn’t mandatory, there are several reasons why you should always make an effort to attend.

First, you never know when a professor will give out important information or handouts. You can ask a fellow student for the information, but they might only have time to give out some of it, especially if you don’t know them at first.

Additionally, even if you think you know the material, hearing it from the professor’s perspective can help you better understand and learn it. Finally, attending class shows your professor that you are committed to doing well in the course.

If you have any questions or need help understanding the material, your professor is more likely to be willing to help if they see that you’ve been attending class regularly. Therefore, even if a class isn’t mandatory, attending is always in your best interest.

Introduce Yourself to Your Professors and Classmates

Campus students, it’s essential to introduce yourself to your professors and classmates. While you may feel you don’t need to know everyone, introductions with new faces can be beneficial, especially when you are away and need help with something later. Introductions can help break the ice and make everyone feel more comfortable.

When introducing yourself, be sure to smile and make eye contact. Speak in a clear, confident voice. And if you need help with what to say, start with your name and major. By doing this, you will feel more comfortable because you will know more people and have more friends to relate to. Don’t worry about sounding too formal – your professors and classmates will appreciate the effort.

Make Time For Studying and Homework, But Also Make Time For Fun

Being a campus student, you must juggle studying and homework and make time for fun. It may seem like there need to be more hours in the day to get everything done, but it is possible to find a balance between all of your responsibilities. One way to ensure you’re getting enough study time is to set aside a few hours each day specifically for homework and studying.

That way, you will be able to focus on other activities. Additionally, try to take advantage of your free time during the day to get ahead on your work. Even if it’s just 30 minutes, every little bit helps. For example, if there is an open classroom, you can use it while waiting for another class to spend that time working on a project instead of watching a TV show.

Of course, making time for yourself and relaxing is also essential. Whether you spend time hanging out with friends, watching TV, or walking, taking a break from your studies will help you stay refreshed and focused. Then, you can return to the project with a fresh mind and ideas. By striking a balance between work and play, you’ll be able to make the most of your campus experience.

Campus Students Should Attend Every Event They Can

Campus students should make an effort to attend campus events. These events are not only a great way to get involved in campus life, but they can also be a great way to meet new people and learn more about campus resources. They can also allow students to relax and enjoy the benefits of having an on-campus experience.

Attending campus events can help students connect with their peers and build relationships. In addition, campus events usually offer free food or discounts on food and drinks, which can be a great way to save money. Overall, campus students should take advantage of campus events’ opportunities.

Talk to Your Academic Advisor

Make sure you and your advisor are an excellent match and discuss the requirements for your major (if any) and your interests (regardless of whether you have one). Discuss which courses you want to take and how they will connect over the next three to five years. Some classes may only be taken in the fall or spring semester, while other professors go on sabbatical; make sure you understand what’s ahead before consulting an insider.

Find a Reliable Printer

You will require a printer during your first semester if you still need to purchase one. Visit the library and talk to your friendly neighborhood librarians about which computers boot up quickly and which printers jam easily. When you’re frantically printing an essay 30 minutes before class, having this knowledge ahead of time will be a lifesaver. It is also helpful not to procrastinate in the first place.

Discover The Wonders of Your Closest Convenience Stores and Food Pitstops

If you need to familiarize yourself with the closest convenience store to your school, explore it early in the semester and spend time getting lost now instead of getting lost during your lunch break.

Take a friend along so you can look around unfamiliar locations with new cuisines. Get used to finding a parking place, checking out the different food aisles, and figuring out how to utilize back routes during holidays when commuting home from work or college.

Figure Out The Little Things

There are all kinds of little aspects of student life that you don’t consider until they happen. First, determine how the laundry room works with a friend or roommate. How many washers and dryers are there? Do they take cash? Where do you clean the lint screen? Is there a curfew for your campus? The first time living on campus is always the hardest. Remember your room key and ID when you leave. Just like you shouldn’t leave your home without your driver’s license or ID, you shouldn’t leave without your school ID. You never know when you will need it.

How Student Hires Assists Campus Students

At Student Hires, we understand that the best way to prepare young people for success in the workforce is to give them real-world experience. That’s why we offer campus students the opportunity to lead hands-on expanded learning programs for K 12 students in our community. 

Through these programs, disadvantaged youth gain the soft skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their careers.

Campus students benefit as well, developing their leadership skills and gaining valuable experience working with a diverse population. Student Hires is committed to preparing our community’s young people for success. We are investing in our community’s future by providing campus students the opportunity to lead these programs.

Conclusion

Arriving on campus for the first time can be an exciting and scary experience. You are in a new place with new people, and you may feel like you have to do everything immediately. But some things are more important than others to get done in your first week or on your first day on campus. This list of 10 things will help you start on the right foot so that you can make the most out of your college experience from day one.


Last Updated on November 22, 2022 by Deandre Barrett

Deandre Barrett

Deandre Barrett is a computer programming major at Lehigh Carbon Community College. He currently juggles a life balance between doing course work and marketing apprenticeships with Acadium. After graduating from the Acadium 3rd cohort in 2020 and finishing creating gaming reviews for Blasting News in 2017. He is now creating content for Student Hires and looks to use his experience to take the company to the next level. Student Hires has been focused on collaborating with K-12 schools & universities, as well as community employers, to create valuable job opportunities for local college & university students.

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