Advice to First Year Students

  • Get oriented with campus
    • Before classes start go around campus with your schedule and find where your classes are. The UNE campus is not very large, however it takes some time to find your way around. Also it will ease your nerves for the first day of classes.
  • Find a place to study
    • The UNE campus offers many different places to study. If you are living in Featherman there are study rooms on every floor. The library has a floor for silent study as well as quiet study. Winward café is also a popular place to study. It is especially useful when doing group assignments.
  • Go to class!!
    • Going to class is very important.  It provides you with information that may not be in the text book and it allows you to build a relationship with other students as well as your professor.
  • Get Involved
    • UNE offers many different clubs and organizations as well as athletics and school wide events.  Find something that you are passionate about and stick with it.  A good way to get started is to attend the UNE Involvement Fair on Saturday September 8th.
  • Take advantage of resources
    • Don’t wait until it’s too late!! UNE offers many resources that are here to help you be successful, such as the Learning Assistance Center and Career Services.
  • Make Connections
    • Make valuable connections with faculty, professors, and peers.
  • Read the syllabus
    • Professors follow the syllabus and expect you to as well. It’s your responsibility to know when assignments are due and when exams are.  It can be helpful to put due dates and exam dates in your student planner as soon as you get the syllabus so you don’t forget anything.
  • Make time for you
    • It is very important to make time for yourself.  Find some time in your day in which you can do something you enjoy and that helps with stress release.
  • Find Balance
    • It is important to be a good student and to study, but it also important to have fun.  Find a club/ organization or 2 that you really enjoy and focus on that.  It is important to not overwork yourself, but it is also important to not be too involved.
  • Stay healthy/ eat right
    • It is important to stay healthy and eat right to keep you from getting sick, to feel better and to have more energy. The UNE fitness center offers personal training free to all students. Also workout classes such as Zumba and kick boxing are

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