Whether you are a freshman, senior, transfer student, or anything in between, it is important that you start the fall semester off right!
Set goals for yourself:
Short-term, long-term, permanent or temporary goals are great to set in order to keep yourself on track. Don’t forget to reward yourself when you reach those goals. Always remember the sky is the limit and you can do anything that you set your mind too!
Get involved and try new things:
There are 280 different campus student organizations. Take the lead, charge ahead and be open- minded. Don’t be afraid to explore new adventures, go to as many programs and events on campus as possible! Not only will this help you to get an idea of what you are interested in, but it is a great way to meet new people and make friends!
Stay organized and manage your time wisely.
Get a planner or calendar to keep in your room or in your backpack. Staying organized and on top of all your assignments, club meetings, and any other important things is vital! Trust me you will thank yourself in the end. Make out a schedule for yourself to make sure that everything gets done!
Implement physical activity into your routine:
The American Heart Association recommends that everyone gets 30 minutes of physical activity each day for at least five days out of the week. Take a fall day walk into town, go to Kiwi for some frozen yogurt with your friends, or head to the gym.
Meet with professors and stay on top of your academics:
Take advantage of office hours! Your professors are there for you! Don’t wait to meet with them, Get to know them, and ask questions. This will help you to stand out, especially in large classes. Also, be sure to meet with your academic advisor so that he or she can assist you in any way possible.
Be aware of all resources – academic, professional, and health and wellness:
Lawrence offers plenty of great resource centers. Such as the LARC which offers free tutoring. Tip 101 SIGN UP EARLY! Trying to find a job? The Career Development Center is there to assist you with cover letters, resumes, internships, and other professional development. For confidential resources The Center for Women and Gender Equity is available for anyone that would like to utilize it. All three of these places are conveniently located on the second floor of Lawrence! The Campus Sexual Misconduct Advocate in the Student Health Center is also a confidential resource, located right on the ground floor of Commonwealth Hall. Do not be afraid to ask for help. That is why these resources are all available to us!