Are you heading back to college and looking to get your semester started off on the right foot? It’s not as easy as just showing up to class, and that’s why Toyota of Orlando is here! We’ve got tips to make back to school easy and stress-free, so read on.
Transition into back to school with ease, thanks to our tips!
Make the transition from lazy summer days back to your busy fall schedule with ease by planning ahead. Check out these steps you can take before the semester actually kicks off to prepare!
- Buy a planner – we know it seems like high school all over again, but buying a planner or plugging in due dates in your phone will help you keep track of everything. It’s tough to stay organized when you’ve got classes, labs, extracurriculars, AND work on your plate, so use a tool to help you stay on track!
- Make sure your classes are scheduled and know where each of them is – it helps to write down the time and location of each class and keep it with you. You should also plot your route to campus if you don’t leave in the dorms, and factor in that traffic is always worse the first week and parking may be a little crazy.
- Get settled in your housing. Trying to take on the first week of classes will be a lot easier if you’re unpacked, organized, and know where all of your stuff is! Get rid of those boxes, go grocery shopping, and get familiar with your neighborhood.
- If it’s your first semester, attend orientation! It can seem a little daunting (and let’s be honest, boring) but it’ll do you good to get a tour of the campus and learn some of the ins and outs from current students, faculty, and staff.
Toyota of Orlando has tips to help you make the most of your semester
Once the semester kicks off, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Here are some more back to school tips to help you take everything in stride!
- Make an appointment with your academic advisor. They can help you plan out your class track, give you advice on choosing a major, and more. They’re an invaluable (and free!) resource on campus to help plan out your future.
- Go to your first class. WE REPEAT, go to your first class! Some people think the first class is no big deal and nothing will actually be covered, but even if the instructor doesn’t get into specific subject material, they will still go over rules, protocols, and expectations to help you succeed in the class. (And it looks bad if you skip the first meeting.)
- Get involved on campus. Whether you’re rushing a fraternity or sorority or joining a new club, it can help you assimilate better into the school and meet new people. Also, take time to introduce yourself to people in your classes. They’ll be useful if you have to miss class or need a study buddy!
Want more tips? We can help, and we also have a great selection of college-friendly new Toyota cars in Orlando. Come see us at 3575 Vineland Road!