Heeeeelllooooooooo River Hawks! This week we will be touching upon an important subject, winter weather! I am sure that there are a good amount of you guys that got very excited yesterday over the delayed opening that we had and started wondering “when will we have a true snow day?” Well… I don’t have the answer to that, but I do have wisdom to part
So in the event that “the weather outside is frightful” and classes aren’t canceled, there are a few of very important things to keep in mind. You may already know these things but it doesn’t hurt to emphasize them:
- You should still go to class! While you may be disappointed that classes weren’t canceled, that is not an excuse to skip class. At the end of the day, you are still here for an education, and going to class, maximizes your likelihood of success!
- Bundle up! This is self-explanatory but you must always ensure that you are dressed properly for the weather because the last thing you want to do is let your health take a hit! (But do not forget that Health Services is always there if you need them!)
- Plan ahead! This applies to commuter students. You should always be checking the weather the night before, and making deductions as to whether or not to leave early. Remember, when the weather conditions are bad, so is the traffic, so this helps you avoid being late.
Snow Day Fun
Whenever there actually is a snow, I know that many people get excited. “Yay, no class!” “Yay, I can sleep!” Well, while some of the things that you may say are true, there are also a couple of things to keep in mind in this scenario:
- Be safe! If classes are ever canceled, that means that the university is taking action in the interest of STUDENT SAFETY. So what this means is that during this weather, you should try to stay indoors if you are able to and only go out if you need to. Safety first!
- Be productive! While you do not have to worry about attending a class that day, that is never an excuse to avoid any assignments that you have actively due. Having a snow day gives you extra time that you didn’t previously have, so why not work on some assignments?
WELCOME BACK RIVERHAWKS!!
We hope you enjoyed your break! Now it’s time to get back to work and ace all your classes this semester!
Here’s a few things you might have forgotten during your winter slumber:
We’re guessing you probably slept a lot during break, as well as ate a lot of junk. We know we did! Now it’s time to get back into good sleeping habits so that you can wake up on time for your classes. And making sure you take care of yourself to prevent sickness is important too. Attending class is your first step to success!
YOUR STUDY SKILLS
Just in case you forgot, let’s go over some of the things you can do academically to succeed this semester.
- Practice good study habits in an environment that works for you!
- Be aggressive in staying ahead of your work so that you don’t fall behind!
- Go to class, go to class, go to class!
- Don’t forget to make use of your professor or the Centers For Learning. They are there to help you!
And just to remind you, here’s a list of your resources when you have questions:
- The Solution Center (1st floor UCrossing) with any questions regarding the registrar or financial aid
- Reslife (1st floor UCrossing) for any questions about your residence hall or living on campus next semester
- Your professors, TAs, Centers for Learing, and your advisor for any questions or concerns regarding your courses
- Your friendly neighborhood Enrollment Ambassadors for anything else! (Alexander_Eden@student.uml.edu) and (Erika_McCullough@student.uml.edu)
WE WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK THIS SEMESTER AND AGAIN, WELCOME BACK!
P.S. Don’t forget to check out all of the events happening this week!