25 Tips Every Wildcat Wishes They Knew Before Starting College

11 Aug
  1. Your classes are most likely going to be far apart. Start warming those legs up.
  2. Bikers can be ruthless. But at least you have the right of way, right?… right?Cheezburger animated GIF
  3. There’s a U of A App. Learn it, live it, love it, and get it here.
  4. Establish relationships with your professor in the first week – IT REALLY DOES HELP!
  5. Go to sleep at a reasonable time the night before your first day of class.sleep animated GIF
  6. Syllabus Week is real. Don’t think that college will be as simple as your first week in some classes.
  7. EAT. Now. Not after your class. Not when your roommate gets back. Eat now.
  8. Be friendly. Smile. But don’t be creepy.            smile animated GIF
  9. Study up on your professors beforehand. RateMyProfessors.com can give you some insights, but always be wary. As with most review sites, usually only those who had really good or a really bad experience will write anything. Also check out Teacher-Course Evaluations here. Since all students respond to those, you’ll get a more reliable impression of the course.
  10. Go to every building and class on your schedule before the first day of class. No one looks cool walking around with their schedule tightly gripped in their hands.
  11. If you don’t like walking, get a bike.
  12. If you do get a bike, also get a bike lock. Seriously.                                                                    bike animated GIF
  13. Buy a Sunlink pass. You’ll get bored of eating at the same places over and over and will want to expand your culinary options! Get yours here.
  14. Buy a reusable water bottle.
  15. Buy sunglasses. It’s sunny pretty much all the time.                                            lady gaga animated GIF
  16. Buy sunblock.
  17. The early bird gets the worm, or in this case, the good seat. So get to classes early.
  18. Take advantage of the Rec Center. You’re already paying a “membership” cost. workout animated GIF
  19. Stop going to Starbucks every three hours. Invest in a Keurig or French Press because you’ll likely need a lot of coffee.
  20. Learn your student ID number by memory.
  21. Highland breakfast burritos are a U of A staple, get acquainted with them now. burrito animated GIF
  22. If you ever see the line in the Bookstore Starbucks with ten people or less, take a picture. It doesn’t happen often.
  23. Get a Zona Zoo pass and become school spirited. Purchase one here.
  24. Take advantage of the events around campus – there’s always something free and fun to do.
  25. Don’t be afraid to fail. It’ll happen more than once and will help you grow as a student and person along the way.cute animated GIF

And a bonus!

26. Don’t forget to Bear Down!

-Julian

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