With just about two weeks left before school starts, there’s not much time to get ready! Here are a few things you might want to think about doing before the big day.
First, I do hope you have already applied for student loans and registered for your classes. For those of you coming in from out of town, another thing you will hopefully have settled is where you will be living in September. If you’re a little late to the punch on this one, the U of L provides an online database of off-campus housing which you can use to contact prospective landlords. Check it out here: http://www.uleth.ca/offcampushousing/.
Once you’re here, you should familiarize yourself with the campus. Get to know where each of your classes is before the big day, and get to know where all the different buildings are located. If you want, you can arrange a free guided tour of the campus here: https://discover.ulethbridge.ca/campustours/campustours.ezc. If you bring your class list with the room numbers, your tour guide may be able to show you where your classes are located.
Next, get your textbooks. On August 24th (this Wednesday), the Textfinder will be available online to tell you what books you will need for your classes. Use the same log-in information that you would use for The Bridge when you go to the following link to access your booklist: https://www.uleth.ca/bookstore/textfinder/. Then come down to the university bookstore to pick up the goods. The Textfinder is also available in the bookstore, so if you don’t get your list beforehand, don’t sweat it.
If you intend to take the bus while living here, you may want to pick up a bus pass. Passes are available at several locations around the city, including Rockerman’s on the university campus.
Also an important thing to do before school starts is to get your campus photo ID! Once everyone gets here you may have to stand in line to get this done, so jump on it if you can. You need your student ID card to identify yourself whenever you talk to the Cash Office, Registrar’s Office, and to use the self-serve copy machines, etc. To make a long story short, get one. It’s free! Here’s more info: http://www.uleth.ca/it/services/campuscard/index.html.
What an exciting time! Are you all packed?