Tips for Current First-Year Students

  • View the Academic Calendar and become familiar with important upcoming deadlines
  •  During the Add/Drop period (first week of classes), review schedule and syllabi and make any course changes by visiting the Office of Academic Services.
  •  Explore Rutgers-Newark! Become familiar with:

o   Career Development Center

o   Writing Center

o   Learning Center

o   Office of Student Life and Leadership

  • Regularly check e-mail and First-Year Connection Blackboard
  • If you encounter academic difficulty during your semester, make an appointment to see your advisor
  • If you are still undecided, make a plan to explore areas of interest and visit the Career Development Center
  • Attend a POWER Workshop (you must attend one during your first year)
  • Become familiar with Degree Navigator
  • Attend Registration 101 Workshop (March and October) in order to register for the following semester. Workshop registration directions will be sent via e-mail. Attendance is mandatory in order to register for the following semester.