Conquer your First Week
You’ve seen the list of what to bring and what not to bring. But now we’re giving you the real scoop from one Lumberjack to another, here’s your guide of what you can do to get started on the right foot and go into the semester kicking axe.
1. Stay Cool
It’s not Phoenix hot, but Flagstaff summers do average 90 degrees on any given day. Setting up a box fan in your room window will circulate air and keep you and your roommate(s) cool. On the flip side, a portable heater for the winter months is not necessary. The residence halls have building-wide heating and you can control how hot your room gets — so you’ll definitely be cozy all winter long!
Tip: When you get here, take advantage of the weather and find a shady spot under the trees.
2. Team up!
Coordinate with your roommate(s) on who will buy and who will bring the larger room items. With minimal space you want to avoid having duplicates of items that will crowd your area (you really only need one TV). FYI — residence halls do come with refrigerators and freezers to store your food, so a mini fridge isn’t necessary either.
3. Get out and enjoy your new home
Living in the residence halls gives you an opportunity to attend many on- campus events by just stepping outside your room.
Save the date for the Small Pools concert on Saturday, Aug. 26!
Or check out the annual bike sale on Friday, Aug. 25 and get a new ride to zoom around campus before classes start!
There are so many ways to meet your fellow Lumberjacks this week, especially when you check out the Student Involvement Fair and see all the clubs!
Jacks on three 📷
Tip: Freshmen- You don’t want to miss out on the annual class photo aka The Letters — on Aug. 27th at 9am!
4. Meet your neighbors
Keep your bedroom door open when you are awake and active. This will give you more of a chance to become acquainted with your hall-mates. Walking down a hall with open doors indicates that people are open to making new friends.
A simple poster on someone’s wall can be a conversation starter and create a community within a cluster of rooms. Just be sure to secure your room and belongings when you are away or asleep.
5. Map your route
Walk your class schedule prior to the first day of classes. Planning your morning is a great way to ensure you aren’t late or lost as you navigate campus. And this way, you’ll get to admire walking through the forest because how many college students get to do that? 😉
Tip: It takes about 15–20 minutes to walk from north to south campus.
Getting to class early is often the best way to guarantee an ideal seat. Especially in classes with labs, you not only pick your seat that first day, but your partner for the rest of the semester. The early bird gets the worm — or in this case a hard working lab partner! 🔬
Bonus: Tips from our True Blue Ambassadors
Follow these tips and your first week on campus will be a breeze.
Here’s to the start of of another great year in Lumberjack Country. It goes by fast so remember to capture the moments do what Lumberjacks do best… 👌🏼
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