Yes, in exactly one week, the University of Utah begins the Fall 2013 term.
Here are my suggestions for being ready on Monday, August 26 as well as some handy websites.
· Log into the Campus Info System (CIS) and review your course schedule. Look for the following:
o Make sure you know the location for each class. (http://www.map.utah.edu/)
o Make sure there are no overlaps. Missing parts of one class for another will not be a successful strategy.
o Make any changes to your schedule now. If a course you want to add is full, plan on attending the first meeting of the course to see if the professor will add you by giving you a “permission number” to add the course through CIS.
o Print a copy of your schedule or save a copy to a device (e.g. phone, pad, tablet).
· Know how you are going to arrive on campus for your classes.
o Are you going to drive? Do you have a parking permit and know where the lots are for the permit? (http://www.parking.utah.edu/parking/index.html)
o Are you going to take public transportation? There are many options that might be right for you. (http://www.parking.utah.edu/transportation/index.html)
o If you live in the residence halls, will you use the Campus Shuttle? If so, do you know which shuttle to catch? (http://www.parking.utah.edu/transportation/shuttles/index.html)
· Review materials sent to you and provided at the U of U New Student Orientation.
o The Undergraduate Bulletin is filled with information and resources that assist you in navigating the U of U for the entire year. I encourage you to start this review by looking at the Academic Calendar on pg. 1, Resources starting on p. 34, and Quick Reference Guide on p. 47. (http://advising.utah.edu/topics/Undergrad%20Bulletin%202013.pdf)
o Check-out the new University of Utah homepage that provides campus updates and news. (http://www.utah.edu/)
I encourage you to consider these suggestions as you prepare for your first day at the U of U. The campus is excited to welcome you and your peers to our community of learners!