START orientation- what to bring, what to do June 19th, 2012
As you pack your bags and think ahead to your START session here are some things to remember to take and do during your time on campus.
Top 5 things to pack
1.) Paper, pen or pencil- you’ll be given a lot of information at START and writing it down is the best way to remember it and look back throughout the summer in order to not forget it
2.) Comfortable shoes- START programs feature quite a bit of walking between sessions so be prepared with good shoes
3.) Rainjacket/warm layers- this is Oregon and there is always a chance of a shower, even if the forecast indicates otherwise
4.) A copy of your START confirmation and START parking pass- which you can print from the same website where you registered for START.
5.) An alarm clock, watch, or cell phone- for students staying overnight in the halls, Day 2 starts bright and early and you’ll need a way to get up and moving
Top 5 Things To Do
1.) Talk with other students at START- this will be your first opportunity to start making friends and developing a social network here at OSU. Take advantage of it!
2.) Talk with and start getting to know an academic advisor in your academic college (Engineering, Business, Liberal Arts, Agricultural Sciences, etc.)- they will be instrumental in helping you meet your graduation requirements and explore careers so getting to know them early is essential.
3.) If living on-campus, tour your residence hall and see a sample room- this will be very helpful as you start deciding what to pack and what not to pack for move-in day in September
4.) Spend some time walking around campus and orienting yourself. Finding places like the Student Health Center, Valley Library, Financial Aid and Registrar’s Offices (in Kerr Administration Building) will make your initial days back on campus in fall far easier
5.) Ask questions and take notes- this is a totally new experience for most of you and we expect you to have lots of questions. Why not get them answered before classes start? It will make the rest of your summer far more enjoyable!