siue.eduThe First Semester In Review:It Is Reality!
Take a moment to consider…FinalExamsTimeManagementMidTermsLateNightsNewFacesHomeSicknessCarePackagesIt IsReality!siue.edu
begins Thursday, August 15siue.edu/experience
Week 1: August 18-24Freshmen: Adjusting to the“big” University All New Faces Getting Lost Class Schedules Textbooks ...
Week 2: Aug 25–31Freshmen: Student organizations Following the crowd Adjusting to lectures Places to hang out Study v...
Week 3: September 1-7Freshmen: First test preparation Remembering why Iam here A feeling of confidence Being sick for ...
Week 4: September 8-14Freshmen: 1ST University exam Feeling overwhelmed Boyfriend/Girlfriend Roommate Conflicts Getti...
Week 5 & 6: Sept 15–28Freshmen: Academic Success orDisappointment Unsympatheticprofessors Settling into dailyroutines ...
Week 7 & 8: Sept. 29 – Oct. 12Freshmen: Papers and groupprojects are assigned Mid-terms True friendships beingdeveloped...
Week 9: October 13–19Freshmen: Mid-semester goals Second reality check Re-think major? Explore tutoringservicesParents...
Week 10-14: Oct 20 – Nov 22Freshmen: Need time to myself No more summersavings Busy with academics Starting to thinkab...
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 23 – December 1Week 15siue.edu
OH NO!Two MoreWeeks
Week 16: Dec 2 – 7Freshmen: Everything is due All-nighters are pulled Library is packed Serious loverelationship Appe...
Week 17: December 8-13Freshmen: Stress/Excitement Holidays, no moneyfor gifts Packing to go homeParents: Holiday Spiri...
Winter Break: Dec 15 – Jan 12Freshmen: View grades online Missing collegefriends Relaxation Adjusting to living athome...
The Semester In Review:It Is RealityThe Top 10 Reasons ForFreshman Successsiue.edu
Freshmen Success1. Go to Class – Every day2. Study – Do the work3. Talk to professors early4. Organize your time5. Get inv...
6. Support system of friends7. Seek help early and often8. Stay focused9. Ask questions10. Enjoy the rideFreshmen Successs...
And that is how to beSuccessful!Freshmen Successsiue.edu
We’re Here to Help!Office of Admissions(800) 447-SIUE or (618) 650-3705
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  1. 1. siue.eduThe First Semester In Review:It Is Reality!
  2. 2. Take a moment to consider…FinalExamsTimeManagementMidTermsLateNightsNewFacesHomeSicknessCarePackagesIt IsReality!siue.edu
  3. 3. begins Thursday, August 15siue.edu/experience
  4. 4. Week 1: August 18-24Freshmen: Adjusting to the“big” University All New Faces Getting Lost Class Schedules Textbooks On-campus Jobs RoommatesParents: Being Proud Fear of Unknown Anxiety andSadness Not an End, a NewBeginningWelcome Weeksiue.edu
  5. 5. Week 2: Aug 25–31Freshmen: Student organizations Following the crowd Adjusting to lectures Places to hang out Study vs. Fun Waiting for mail Laundry Dining Services HomesicknessParents: New Interests Quiet house Family car in garage Struggles with howoften to contact student What to send in a carepackagesiue.edu
  6. 6. Week 3: September 1-7Freshmen: First test preparation Remembering why Iam here A feeling of confidence Being sick for first time/Health ServiceParents: Not as confidentas student Concerns aboutstudent healthLabor Day Holiday - SepSchedule your advisingappointment for spring 2014semester – September 3 and onAcademic Advising – (618) 650-3701
  7. 7. Week 4: September 8-14Freshmen: 1ST University exam Feeling overwhelmed Boyfriend/Girlfriend Roommate Conflicts Getting used to fire drills First visit home. Do myparents still love me?Parents: Nervousness to askabout first exam Analyze first visit homeand start to recognizestudent’s independencesiue.edu
  8. 8. Week 5 & 6: Sept 15–28Freshmen: Academic Success orDisappointment Unsympatheticprofessors Settling into dailyroutines Roommate conflictresolutionParents: Money requests Always at the library? Curious about student’sstudy habits Would like to contactstudent’s professors Adapting to student beinggoneDid they schedule their Academic Advising appointment for Spring 2014?Appointments begin September 9, 2013.
  9. 9. Week 7 & 8: Sept. 29 – Oct. 12Freshmen: Papers and groupprojects are assigned Mid-terms True friendships beingdeveloped Establishing own identity Skepticism about FamilyWeekendParents: Discussion begins withother college parents tocompare thoughts Academic concerns Planning a visit on FamilyWeekendHomecoming Weekend: 0ctober 4–6, 2013
  10. 10. Week 9: October 13–19Freshmen: Mid-semester goals Second reality check Re-think major? Explore tutoringservicesParents: Questioning whetherstudent is makingcorrect decisions Is my student makingmoral or ethicaldecisions? Phone calls / ChatsFamily Weekend: October
  11. 11. Week 10-14: Oct 20 – Nov 22Freshmen: Need time to myself No more summersavings Busy with academics Starting to thinkabout where to livenext year Counting the daysParents: Making Thanksgivingplans I wonder if my childneeds me for anythingbesides moneysiue.edu
  12. 12. Thanksgiving BreakNovember 23 – December 1Week 15siue.edu
  13. 13. OH NO!Two MoreWeeks
  14. 14. Week 16: Dec 2 – 7Freshmen: Everything is due All-nighters are pulled Library is packed Serious loverelationship Appearance and dressattire are no concernParents: Dealing with stressedout student Library? Expression of love andconcern Send a care packagesiue.edu
  15. 15. Week 17: December 8-13Freshmen: Stress/Excitement Holidays, no moneyfor gifts Packing to go homeParents: Holiday Spirit Housekeeping Requesting days offFinal ExamWeeksiue.edu
  16. 16. Winter Break: Dec 15 – Jan 12Freshmen: View grades online Missing collegefriends Relaxation Adjusting to living athomeParents: I don’t believe it! Youwant to change yourmajor?!? Student being home isnot like it used to be We just got used toliving this wayJanuary 13/Spring 2014 Classes Begin
  17. 17. The Semester In Review:It Is RealityThe Top 10 Reasons ForFreshman Successsiue.edu
  18. 18. Freshmen Success1. Go to Class – Every day2. Study – Do the work3. Talk to professors early4. Organize your time5. Get involvedsiue.edu
  19. 19. 6. Support system of friends7. Seek help early and often8. Stay focused9. Ask questions10. Enjoy the rideFreshmen Successsiue.edu
  20. 20. And that is how to beSuccessful!Freshmen Successsiue.edu
  21. 21. We’re Here to Help!Office of Admissions(800) 447-SIUE or (618) 650-3705

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