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Welcome to LSU! Your first year here will be filled with new experiences. To have a smooth transition, use this checklist throughout the year. #askFYE

Programs, resources and support for the transition to college. lsu.edu/fye

Tutoring, study groups, and personalized learning strategies to achieve academic goals. lsu.edu/cas

Academic counseling for freshmen, transfer, and returning students. lsu.edu/freshman

First Year Checklist 2015–2016


+August Register for classes. Learn how to navigate LSU at lsu.edu/howto. Complete My Student Body at lsu.edu/mystudentbody. Attend Bengal Bound events. lsu.edu/bengalbound Organize your semester by creating a semester calendar. lsu.edu/cas Locate Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions at lsu.edu/si. If you have a need for medical, physical, psychological or learning assistance, register with disability services at lsu.edu/disability. Create study groups for your classes by using a study group starter kit from lsu.edu/studygroups. Sign up for Intramurals through UREC at lsu.edu/urec. Introduce yourself to your professors. Learn about Title IX by taking the bystander training at students.lsu.edu/titleixtraining.

+September Finalize your class schedule by September 4. If you need help, contact your academic advisor. lsu.edu/freshman Make changes to your dining plan by September 11. lsu.edu/dining Complete a Roommate Agreement to be clear on boundaries and expectations. lsu.edu/housing Make sure to check your e-mail daily for important information from LSU. Attend TOPS or LSU Scholarship informational meetings. lsu.edu/freshman Make an appointment for a personalized learning consultation with CAS. Call (225) 578-2872. Learn how to prepare for mid-terms at CAS workshops. lsu.edu/cas Have any questions? Ask FYE. #askfye or fye@lsu.edu Attend the Career Expo to network with potential employers and learn about careers. lsu.edu/careercenter Feeling anxious or depressed? Attend a workshop at the Student Health Center. shc.lsu.edu

+October

Attend the Middleton Library Open House. lib.lsu.edu

Look at your current grades and if they don’t meet your expectations, visit the CAS Tutorial Center.

Check the final exam schedule in case you need to move an exam. lsu.edu/registrar

Take advantage of 900 free minutes of online tutoring with Smarthinking. lsu.edu/smarthinking

Attend an LSU Olinde Career Center workshop, make an appointment with a career counselor or visit the website for information on choosing a major. lsu.edu/careercenter

Attend the FYE Stress Relief event. lsu.edu/fye Prepare for spring registration by: visiting a UCFY counselor or faculty advisor to assist in planning your classes, verify your registration priority date, ensure you are on track with CATS. lsu.edu/freshman Schedule courses for spring and summer intersessions. lsu.edu/registrar Watch for your mid-term grades to be posted on myLSU. Attend course-specific study strategy workshops with CAS. lsu.edu/cas Get assistance in choosing a major at the TRUE COLORS interactive workshop. lsu.edu/freshman Meet with a UCFY counselor if you have not yet declared a major. lsu.edu/freshman Get your flu shot from the Student Health Center. lsu.edu/shc

+November Create a finals study plan and attend a workshop with CAS. lsu.edu/cas

+December Remember to check out of your res hall within 24 hours of your final exam! Get details of check out at lsu.edu/housing. Complete FAFSA for next academic year’s financial aid. Watch for information of holiday shuttle transportation to the airport. Watch for your final grades to be posted on myLSU. Check your mail for recognition of Dean’s List and Chancellor’s Honor Roll.

+January Organize your semester by creating a semester calendar. lsu.edu/cas Make changes to your dining plan by February 2. lsu.edu/dining Locate Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions at lsu.edu/si. Introduce yourself to your professors. Attend the IMPACT Your GPA workshop for tools on improving your GPA. lsu.edu/cas Sign up with an academic coach for support at lsu.edu/cas.

+February Create study groups for your classes by using a study group starter kit from lsu.edu/studygroups. Apply to be a STRIPES student staff member at lsu.edu/stripes. Visit the Student Involvement Fair and get involved in student organizations and the Baton Rouge community. lsu.edu/campuslife

Attend the Career Expo to network with potential employers and learn about careers. lsu.edu/careercenter Accept invitations to honor societies. Learn about summer employment at the Summer Jobs Fair. lsu.edu/careercenter

+April Apply to be a tutor or Supplemental Instruction Leader for fall semester at lsu.edu/cas. Prepare for finals by attending a workshop with CAS. lsu.edu/cas Take a break before finals at the GeauxPass event. lsu.edu/geauxpass

+March Watch for your mid-term grades to be posted on myLSU. Attend course-specific study strategy workshops with CAS. lsu.edu/cas Geaux green! Look for ways to be more sustainable during the energy conservation competition, Unplug. lsu.edu/housing Schedule fall classes. If you need help, contact your academic advisor. Attend an LSU Olinde Career Center workshop, make an appointment with a career counselor or visit the website for information on choosing a major. lsu.edu/careercenter

+May Apply to be a Tiger Transition Team mentor at lsu.edu/fye. Remember to check out of your res hall within 24 hours of your final exam! Halls close for summer break May 9. Paw Points will expire at the end of the semester, May 7. lsu.edu/dining

Learn how to prepare for mid-terms at CAS workshops. lsu.edu/cas Attend the FYE Stress Relief event. lsu.edu/fye

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