Buy your textbooks used online, bring an extra bag to collect first day back to school goodies.
Plan ahead and buy used university textbooks before classes start. Don’t wait until your first day on campus to buy and sell used textbooks. Go online to locazU and start your wishlist. Find the most selection and trade textbooks with other students.
After all, the early bird gets the worm.
Your first day on campus as a new university or college student can be overwhelming. There’s so much to see and do. You’re anxious to meet new people and to get to know the campus. There’s music, student group and activity information, BBQ’s and more activities.
First things first. Slow down and make a list of what you need to get done on the first day. That way, you can get what you need to do out of the way first, and then spend the rest of the day enjoying the sights and sounds of your new home for the next four years.
Okay, here’s a list of back to school tips from the trusted professional students at locazU:
- - Sign up for a first year orientation tour
- - Find a map of campus and highlight where your classes are
- - Get your student cards before the first day to avoid line-ups
- - Save time and money, get your used textbooks online at locazU
- - Make sure to get or activate your student bus pass before classes start
- - If you are a returning student, make sure any library books you took out have been returned to avoid course registration problems and other penalties
Back to school tips from student experts.
Okay, here are a few tips about first day orientation tours. It’s not all together a bad idea. Volunteer students will take you around and orient you with all the key buildings on campus, like the student services center, the student union building, the gym (and pool?), and most important, the cafeteria.
But be warned: you will be asked to participate in team spirit exercises. Think human pyramid’s and you’re on the right track.
Take it from the professionals. Avoid purchasing new Canadian textbooks at your campus bookstore the first week of classes. The lines will be miles long. Go online and join locazU where you can find a huge selection of used university textbooks without spending hours at the UBC bookstore, York bookstore, or SFU bookstore.
And now, the most important tip for your first day back on campus. Bring a backpack. All the freebies you collect from big corporations will be worth the extra baggage.
By Ann Schwab