Going to college is an entirely new experience. While you may have toured the campus several times when deciding on the right college for you, touring after accepting admission presents a whole new purpose.  Most colleges offer a summer orientation program that shows new incoming freshman around the campus and provides valuable information on how college works. Some things you’ll learn at such an orientation include:

The location of important buildings and offices

  • The college’s academic requirements
  • How to register for classes
  • Assistance in registering for classes
  • Tips on getting to know instructors
  • How to make the most of your college experience
  • Where to go to join clubs and become involved, etc.

One of the most important factors of this orientation is the campus tour. Trying to find your classes without having been shown around campus first can be next to impossible.  If you’ve already scheduled your classes, take your schedule with you on the tour and be sure to note the locations of buildings where you will have class.

Other important buildings to locate include:

  • Dining Hall(s)
  • Health Services
  • Student Union
  • Bookstore
  • Recreational buildings (fitness center, theater, stadium(s), etc.)
  • Library

Most importantly, have fun! This is the campus where you will spend the next 4 years.  Enjoy yourself as you take it all in!

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