Tips for College Success
- Talk to your professors on a regular basis. The more they know you, the more helpful they may be in and outside of classes.
- Attend classes, even if you find the subject boring or hard to understand.
- Utilize resources on campus: Library, computer labs, tutoring in the Learning Center, Career Development Center, Counseling Center, Financial Aid Office, Registrar’s Office, The Office of Disability Services, etc.
- Do your homework (including papers, assignments, studying for exams/quizzes, and reading).
- Create a schedule for each week—update it as new things are known to you.
- Set aside at least two hours each day for studying in a quiet, distraction-free area.
- Seek help from your academic advisor about options for your future courses, internships, and plans for a career.
- Don’t procrastinate!
- Do your own research on classes that you are interested in taking, as well as important information about your major—ask a faculty member if you have any questions or need clarification on anything!
- Join clubs and organizations on campus to expand your social network and join activities—also look good on your resume!
- Try to set up your semester schedule so that you have a balance of easier and harder classes each semester; also mix in general education courses with your major/minor courses to balance out your schedule each semester.
Aug 31 Drop and add period ends for full term
Sept 7 University CLOSED (Labor Day)
Oct 9 Fall break Begins
Oct 9 Early Warning Grades
Oct 26 Undergraduate Scheduling for winter/spring begins
Nov 2 Last day to withdraw from a course for full time
Nov 25 Thanksgiving break begins
Nov 30-Dec 11 Schedule clean-up or spring
Dec 4 Day and evening classes end
Dec 7-11 Final exams
Dec 11 Graduate commencement
Dec 12 Undergraduate commencement
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