The Fall semester starts in just a few days. Now is a great time to get ready for your classes. Here are some of our favorite recommendations to help you prepare:
Know Your Schedule - Write down classes in your calendar. If you're coming back to campus, be sure to write down the class location and build in time to commute to campus. Add some cushion just in case you Metro is Metroing or traffic is worse than expected. If you're classes are online, make a note of which meeting platform you need to use (Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom, WebEx, etc.).
Gather Your Stuff - If your classes are in-person get your bag ready. Pack everything you need (including some extra masks!). Remember your books, a pen, notebooks, computer, phone, chargers, and everything else that makes you happy to learn. If your classes are online, pick a space to attend class and get it ready. Having a dedicated place to work can help get you in the mindset to learn. Test out the Wi-Fi to make sure your connection is strong before you log on.
Get Your Books and Course Materials - As soon as you can, get access to any material required for your classes. These are often listed in Blackboard, on the syllabus, or through the bookstore. If you are in the Follett All Access program make sure you received everything you needed.
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We can't wait to see you this semester!
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