There are so many resources that colleges have to offer and for a while, you’re not going to know what those are until you start looking. Look for the resources that you know are going to help you do well in your classes.
The library has so many resources and with new technology, you’re able to do so much more.
Does your school have a power station? Great! Then plug-in your tablet or phone and start doing some research or assignment that doesn’t need much online use. While your phone’s charging work on homework. It’s a great way to get assignments done without phone distractions.
Check out a study room or media room
Study rooms are great when you want to work with friends but want the quietness you might not get at a library. When you’re working on a group project get a study room scheduled so that all of you can meet up and work there. It’s a great way to work together right after class. If there is some sort of media room this is also great for group/individual projects.
Check out the cafe
Go to the cafe and grab some coffee. If you’re going to be up all night stop by the cafe grab a snack and something to drink and start working on any assignments that need to be worked on. Also just getting coffee to go is great when going to group meetings or when you need a pick me up in the morning. Just make sure you know their hours so you don’t miss it.
Administration’s and Counselors office
At the beginning of the year, you’re going to be told to talk to your counselor. Go do that.
Find out where the counselor’s office is and any office relating to financial aid, classes, etc. Knowing where these offices are, makes it really easy to come back to throughout the year when you need questions answered. Constantly talking to your counselor will keep you going through the year and your counselor will help you through it.
The school that I go to, at one of the campuses, has like a women’s center. It’s like an area where students can just talk things out, go over issues, and go over programs or internships available. Check out if your school has something similar. Find out what it’s about. You may not need to go there, but at least you know about it and can reference it to a friend in case they do.