1st Week Tips - Your Moment Has Arrived!
Here are some tips to help you get your moment - your semester - off to a great start.
1st Day Moments
- Arrive at least one hour early to find parking.
Your patience is appreciated, as there will be long lines in various locations.
- Our goal is to serve you to the best of our ability, so please hang in there!
Do not miss the first class session - you risk being dropped!
Do not park in staff parking - you will be cited.
DO NOT BE SHY
- Ask questions
Take care of yourself
- Bring food/snacks in case you do not have time between classes to wait in lines for food; also stay hydrated, as it may be hot out there
Purchase your books during the first week of classes or as soon as possible.
- If unable to do so, ask the instructor if they can place a copy of the book on file at the reference desk in the library.
Be sure you are prepared to succeed:
- Read your course syllabus the first week, to become familiar with course add/drop deadlines. If necessary add/drop courses by those deadlines (the academic calendar has a full list of dates).
If you no longer want to take a class, you must drop the class.
- Do not expect that an instructor will drop you from a class. If you do not drop a course you no longer want, it can affect your Financial Aid and/or GPA. The refund application is online.
Check your class schedule for locations: Main campus, Natomas, McClellan, etc.
- Do not assume that your classes meet at the main campus.
There are two locations to pay fees, pick up your parking permit, etc.:
1- Business Services in the Administration Building and, for the first week of school;
2- eServices in the Student Center.
Get a campus map
If you are waitlisted:
- Go to all classes you are waitlisted for - and be on time.
- Don't purchase books until you are enrolled in the course.
- The bookstore website has more information on textbooks.
You got in!
- Most classes will require a permission number from the instructor to get into a class, if you are on the waitlist or trying to add. Go to class and get that number, so you can get into the class. If you are already enrolled in a class, you do not need a permission number.
- Go to classes you are interested in attending, even if you are not enrolled in the class or on a waitlist.
- For more waitlist tips, click here.