I just thought I’d announce on here in case you don’t happen to catch it on facebook…
Fall Fest has been cancelled due to the weather. I hate that happened because Fall Fest is really awesome.
But never fear. The free food will be relocated to the Pit tomorrow from eleven to two. Also, the clubs will be around in full force all over campus. They are not shy about recruiting! Don’t be afraid to ask people and email people and pester people until you get on the listservs you want. And if you miss the first meeting of a club, don’t worry about it! You’re welcome to start attending any time during the semester.
I hope everyone’s move-ins have gone well and you’re enjoying your first days at Carolina!
Carolina Advice radio spot on student-run station, Carolina Connection
10 rules to remember as a new student at UNC…
1) Knock first.
2) Be nice to the people who work at the dining halls.
3) Be nice to the people who clean your bathroom/halls
4) Read the syllabus before you ask your professor a question related to the course plan.
5) Don’t gossip in your room. The walls are thin. (Really, no gossiping at all is preferable)
6) UNC > Duke in all situations, at all times, no matter what.
7) Treat your roommate like you want your roommate to treat you.
8) Nobody cares about who you were, or what you did in high school.
9) You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your suite/hall-mates. Stay on good terms with these people.
10) Really, seriously, in all honesty…for the second or third time…. GET THAT LANYARD OFF YOUR NECK.
Tips for the first day of classes
So, as our last installment of “tips for not looking like a clueless freshman,” here are some things to remember for your first day of classes! There are a lot, but hopefully they’ll help!
1) Your life will be a lot easier, and you will look much less like a freshman, if you take some time today, tomorrow, or Monday, to walk around campus and find all of the buildings where your classes are! Look for them on the map (located in our resources tab), and then go find them for real on campus! It will give you an idea of how long it’s going to take you to walk from point A to B, and where all of your buildings are in relation to each other!
2) Don’t try too hard. Nothing is easier to spot than a freshman who’s trying way to hard on the first day of class. This isn’t first grade- you don’t need to dress up. Think of an outfit you wore on a normal day of school last year (unless you had a uniform….dont wear that….) and wear that! You’re going to be walking a lot, and it’ll be hot, so think about that. But putting a jacket in your bag can be a good idea, because classes can be cold.
3) DO NOT bring all of your textbooks to class. You wont need them. There’s a 99.9 % chance that the only thing you’ll be doing on the first day is going over your syllabus. If you are really really concerned that you’ll need it, fine, but just leave it in your backback. You’ll make yourself incredibly obvious if you take it out and put it on your desk.
4) Don’t bring your laptop either. You really have no reason to, unless you have a gap between classes where you want something to do.
5) Give yourself time so that you arrive at class about 5-10 minutes early. This way you have space if you get lost, and you won’t run in awkwardly late.
6) If it’s a big lecture, try and sit near the front. You’ll pay attention much more, and it’s a good way to show the professor that you care about what they’re teaching you. Professors always remember the people from the front row.
7) Don’t meet your entire suite for lunch. Lenoir is really crowded during lunch time and it’s much easier to find somewhere to sit if you’re just with one or two other people.
8) Don’t hide away and isolate everyone on your first day in class. Be friendly! The person sitting next to you may be able to send you their class notes if you can’t make it one day.
9) The seat you sit in on the first day does not have to be the seat you sit in all year. People do find an area of a class they feel comfortable with, but very few professors restrict you to a certain seat.
10) Don’t forget your onecard! You basically need it for everything, so it’s a good habit to keep it on you at all times. Not to mention that it’s University policy to have it on you!
I know that’s a lot of information to take in- but stick to it and you’ll be fine!