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Old 09-03-07, 12:07 PM   #1
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First day of college tomorrow. Questions

Tomorrow is my first day of college. I am very excited to say the least .
So, what am I supposed to bring? THe usual notebook and writing utensils? Do they tell you what textbooks you'll need on the first day and give you a week or two to acquire them?
Am I supposed to bring my laptop?
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Sounds like they didn't do their job at orientation. I don't know anything about your school but somewhere at some point they should have answered these questions for you.
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Coming from he who has never been through high school, you're post means little to me.
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Sounds like they didn't do their job at orientation. I don't know anything about your school but somewhere at some point they should have answered these questions for you.
They don't have orientation as far as I know. I think first class IS orientation.
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I would say bring a notebook, somewhere to put syllabi, and a writing utensil. Usually professors give out a textbook list before school begins so I find it a little odd that you don't know what books you have to bring. Also during the first week or so of school be prepared for organizations wanting you to be in their club.
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No a lot of colleges have orientation weeks. I went to a large school so my orientation was actually a week after I graduated high school. You usually get a more comprehensive tour of the school, get your ID, pick your classes, try and build relationships.

First week is cake. Don't sweat it. Most likely you'll go to class and get the syllabus detailing what books you need, office hours, contact info, work assignments, etc.. DO NOT LOSE YOUR SYLLABUS! YOU'RE ALMOST SCREWED WITHOUT IT!

Don't be nervous though. You'll probably have upper classmen in your classes too. Don't be intimidated. You're all the same now. Just go to class, listen, and it'll come easy. It's no different than high school classes, sort of.
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When i left for college a buddy and I headed out in my rusted out Buick. We had a few changes of clothes, and a crappy TV in the back seat. We stopped and bought a case of beer on the way, and didn't quit drinking until the following summer.

My advice is to do something other that that.
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Bring something to write with. Bring something to write on. Be prepared to gather printed handouts at the first class. Leave your laptop at home unless specifically instructed otherwise.
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First day is pretty much just administrative stuff and getting your first assignments, plus a book list. It wasn't until law school that I was actually required to be conversant with any of the subject matter on the very first day of class.
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Skip the first couple days of classes. Makes the rest of the semester much more interesting. I know from experience.
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You should go to the bookstore before your classes start and get our books, packets, etc... Most campus bookstores will have the info for a given class and prof. If you wait a couple weeks you are SOL!
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Well, I was going to find out what books I'll need tomorrow and try to get them right after class if possible. I need to do very well academically this semester in order to qualify for Parental financial aid
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Well, I was going to find out what books I'll need tomorrow and try to get them right after class if possible. I need to do very well academically this semester in order to qualify for Parental financial aid
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pretty much what everyone else said, but be warned depending on the class and the teacher you will have work after the first class

that's just how some instructors roll, get used to it. But really it won't be so bad
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I understand. I don't want to pull a MERTON, but I definitely think my BF presence will be reduced quite a bit. I don't have any physics class to ask questions about. Speaking of, a classmate of mine actually tested out of Physics I and got college credit for it. He was in the same class as me. I may do this as well.
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Your bookstore quite possibly has a list of books needed for every class and I'd bring the laptop but keep a close eye on it wherever you go. If you go to the restroom or something, take it with you.
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Normally, you should be able to go to the school book store and look up your classes and get the books you need before your first class.

This presents a catch 22, because you may be able to get used books if you go early enough, but you may also buy books you don't need which you won't know until the professor tells you during your first class.
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First week?

I would either bring a vicidin or a coffee, depending on how much you want to know about the sylabus
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Speaking of, a classmate of mine actually tested out of Physics I and got college credit for it. He was in the same class as me. I may do this as well.
Unless you are 100% sure about what you are doing, I would discourage testing out of intro courses central to your field of study. Maybe you would get an A without trying. But that's not the whole issue. You risk leaving holes in your knowledge of foundational stuff in your field of study. Better to take that extra class and make sure your fundamental understanding of physics is rock solid. Just my opinion, anyway.
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