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First Day of Class Vibes

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From what to pack in your back pack to what to wear, we have your back for Day 1.

Get Ready for Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Look at your class schedule online in the morning. Sometimes class locations may change at the last minute. You can also click on the building codes to make sure you head to the right place. Don’t be afraid to ask people for directions on your way to class.

Pack an umbrella in case it rains, a water bottle to stay hydrated, an extra shirt in case it’s so hot outside you sweat through the first one, a sweatshirt in case the classroom is cold, and a pen. Don’t worry about printing the syllabus, it will most likely be provided to you on the first day.

Syllabus Week may be notorious for short classes, but you should actually go. Make a good impression and set yourself up for a positive semester. It will also help you figure out if you need to drop or add a few classes.

A great way to make friends and make A’s is to form a study group early on. Embrace your inner extrovert during the first week and it will pay off.

Get ready to introduce yourself with your name, pronouns, and a fun fact. Prepare your fun facts in advance and have multiple, just in case you need them. You may also want to think about why you chose Tulane, what your Hogwarts house is, and other common ice-breaker questions.