By Sarah Johnson |Staff Writer|
Attending a new campus, whether you’re a freshman or transfer student, can be confusing and stressful. Here are some tips and advice to help you get acquainted with CSUSB.
Most, if not all of us have a financial budget that needs to be considered.
Eating at WOW or buying a Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino everyday can be an easy habit to form.
Starbucks can be a great reward after a final, but can be very costly as a daily routine.
You can avoid this bad habit–or addiction to some–by packing a lunch with snacks to eat between classes.
We have all struggled with arriving to school on time at CSUSB.
Being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on University Parkway can be incredibly frustrating. You’re so close, yet so far away.
Do yourself a favor and plan to park at school 15 minutes before your class begins.
University Parkway is wide open at certain times, but if you have class at popular times, make sure you give yourself ample time to park and get to class. Locating parking can often be the difference between being on-time or late.
Deadlines and quizzes are easy to forget when you have a full load of classes to worry about.
Investing in a planner can be great, particularly for transfer students focusing on their major.
Take some time to go through your class syllabi and fill in important dates and class assignments far in advance.
This not only helps you see what you have coming up each week, but it also gives you an idea of how tough or relaxed of a quarter you have ahead of you.
When it is time to study for midterms and finals, distractions can be hard to avoid.
A great place to escape and study is on the 4th floor of the John M. Pfau Library, located northwest of Santos Manuel Student Union.
This floor is a designated quiet study area and ideal for students who need silence to concentrate.
Another problem many students may encounter is finding scantrons the morning of a big test. There are a variety of places to get them on campus.
The Coyote Market, located next to Starbucks in the Student Union, sells them for 25 cents each. Packs of scantrons are also available in the Coyote Bookstore.
If you’re closer to the Student Union, and in a crunch with no coins to be found, there are places where you may receive scantrons for free.
Many of the departments located in the Student Union will gladly give you one free of charge.
Don’t take advantage of these resources, just know they are there for you in a time of need.
, but definitely not least, is to make sure to find friends here.
Try to not be shy and be open to communicating with your classmates, professors, and on-campus organizations.
These people will be helpful down the road in various areas of your education experience.
It’s always nice to see a friendly face, have someone to vent with about an exam, and to study with during finals week.
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