November 30, 2012

Frosh Survival Tips

We have a guest blogger today: Dean Christine Bonny, who has been a general adviser at SAS and University College for the past ten years. She offers great Frosh Survival Tips for students as you approach finals and spring semester:

Over the years, undergrads have shared many great survival tips – tips that I can now happily pass on to you. Here are four such tips that are consistently important year after year.

1. LEARN HOW TO STUDY FOR COLLEGE. UNLEARN YOUR HIGH SCHOOL HABITS.
You may discover that your previous study habits have been insufficient at Rutgers.  The most often mentioned successful “new” study habit by students is to read and complete assignments in advance of each lecture.  To learn how to shed old study habits and cultivate consistent and measured habits, visit one of our Learning Centers for academic coaching and tutoring. 

2. SEE ADVISORS. GET ADVISED. STAY ADVISED.
SAS advisors will give you advice on finalizing your spring 2013 registration, discuss your potential majors and minors, plan a graduation date, and answer your questions.

Call any of four SAS Advising Centers to schedule a General Advising appointment.   
Stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter.

3. DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP. WE MEAN IT.
If you find yourself struggling through personal issues – a break-up, family issues, isolation or you just need someone to talk to, reach out for Counseling Services.

Contact CAPS to set up an appointment with a professional. 

4. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH.

Visit a Rutgers Health Center for both preventative health care and routine medical care.
Visit a Rutgers Recreation Center for information on fitness programs.

Use the many resources Rutgers has and please feel free to pass on more tips.

Make Friends & Stay Active - excellent Frosh Survival Tips
from Connie Fiocco & her Rutgers Games teammates