First Six Weeks as a Husker

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Week One December 31-January 6

  • Explore the campus and Lincoln
  • Print your class schedule
  • Locate your classes
  • Purchase your textbooks and supplies
  • Check Canvas for announcements and information
  • Make sure you get your parking pass ahead of time from Parking Services

Week Two January 7-13

  • GO TO CLASS - the first days are crucial
  • Check out the FREE Group Fitness classes through Campus Recreation this week.
  • Late registration begins January
  • Looking for a way to stay active and have fun? Sign up for intramurals:
  • Use your planner, smart phone, or Google Calendar to input deadlines for papers, quizzes and tests

Week Three January 14-20

  • Introduce yourself to your instructors and visit office hours
  • Introduce yourself to your classmates to make new friends and potential study partners.
  • Visit First-Year Experience & Transition Programs in 127 Love Library South.
  • Check out cultural events and activities on campus. Look at the Student Involvement calendar for more ideas

Week Four January 21-February 3

  • GO TO CLASS - Enjoy Martin Luther King Day! All UNL offices closed January 21, 2018.
  • Prepare for upcoming exams and projects. Take advantage of study sessions, free tutoring and Resource Centers.
  • Check out the Sheldon Museum of Art and/or visit the Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall. Get in free with your NUID.
  • Plan to attend an Academic Success Workshop this week, see

Week Five February 4-10

  • Prepare for upcoming exams and projects.
  • What happens outside of the classroom is important. Find a good balance between academics and fun.
  • Reflect on the first 1/4 of the semester. Are you happy with your performance? What areas can you improve? Have you been to your instructor’s office hours?
  • Visit an Academic Success Coach to learn how to be more successful in your classes. Schedule an appointment through MyPlan

Week Six February 11-17

  • Check in with your instructors - Attend office hours or schedule an appointment to discuss class performance and ask questions
  • Plan for midterms - Note the date, time, and location of your midterm exams.
  • Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor to plan for the spring semester