Moving on Out

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Things to Do in Lowell before Move-Out

            There are 11 days until the semester is over and residential students need to depart from the residence halls. For some of you, that means you won’t be anywhere near Lowell for almost four months. So, when it’s time to take a break from studying, here’s how to make the most of the city before you go! If you and your friends are looking for somewhere to fill your bellies, there are tons of restaurants downtown! Some of the more popular ones are: Wings over Lowell, Life Alive, and the Ramen Bar. If you’re looking for a change of scenery for studying, head to Mill No. 5! Located in an older building downtown, the 4th floor is filled with quirky stores, including a coffee shop. Speaking of coffee, Brew’d Awakening is another popular coffee shop and they allow people to bring their puppies! Then, if you feel like learning something you won’t be tested on, you can check out the Boott Mills museum of historical Lowell or Van Gogh’s Gear, which has an art gallery. Go have fun!
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            The date for move-out this year is Saturday, May 6th or 24 hours after your last final. Unlike for winter break, for the summer you’ll need to remove everything from your room, even if you are retaining it. Your RA will let you know exactly what you need to do to check out (where and when to return your key, how to leave the window shade, whether or not to leave the drawers open). Make sure you do not leave packing to the last minute. It is usually helpful to make a packing list and check it off as you go. Double check all the nooks and crannies of your room before you leave to make sure you don’t forget anything!


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 This information can also be found in our newsletter along with several other interesting articles! Keep an eye out for it!

Read This For a Chuckle or Two

Okay, we know, you’re burnt out and probably very sick of hearing anything more about school. So we decided to make this blog post a little different. Here’s a list of some entertaining things to get you through the final stretch!

Need a laugh? Check these out:



Need to stretch your brain? Can you figure these out?


Hanging out with friends? Grab a deck of cards:

 Hungry after all that studying? Make these:


 We hope these give you a little break from the academia. Maybe if the views for this blog get past 25, the next one will have memes in it 😉

The End Fast Apporaches!

(No, this week’s blog isn’t about a potential Doomsday, we will leave that in 2012)

Hello River Hawks! Have you realized that we only have a couple of weeks left in the semester before finals? If you haven’t now is the time to truly focus on the end! You all started out strong, and you definitely want to end strong! Let’s go over some of the things you should keep in mind…

Make sure to set goals and priorities!
While the nice weather seems to have arrived, it is important for you to remember that classes are still going. While it is important to relax and de-stress, it is also important to keep track of all of the assignments you have left. Set goals that you can achieve to keep you motivated to move on. These goals can range from “study X amount of hours each day” or perhaps “Finish X assignment by this date” so on and so forth.

Take advantage of your resources!
As always, we must remind you that CLASS has many resources for you! If you do not know how to study or allot your remaining time, pay them a visit! Calculate your grade in each class, and you can get a better idea of what grades you should aim for in the assignments that remain and the Centers for Learning can help get you there!

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Most importantly, never stop believing in yourself!
YOU, have made it this far. YOU  have worked hard to succeed in this semester. So YOU are in control of your future. If you starting to lose hope, take some time to reflect and understand that hard work and determination can surprise you. Once the semester is over, you can then look forward to the Summer ahead. Never forget that you are here for a reason and you will make it!

Time for Advising

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Hello again! It’s advising time!
We’re here to remind you that the advising period runs from April 3rd to April 18th and to refresh you on why you need advising and how to make the most of it.
Why You Need Advising:
  • Your advisors are trained professionals to point you on the most direct path to your goal: your degree.
  • Since they are specific to your major, they can recommend all the best classes
  • They can talk to you about career goals
  • They can help you figure out the work load perfect for your specific needs
  • They can make sure you are not wasting time or money on the wrong classes   
How to Make the Most of Advising:
  • Make an appointment and go to it!
  • Print out your advisement report (found on SiS) and bring it to your appointment 
  • Browse the course catalog (found at and come up with an idea of what you’d like to take to run it by your advisor
  • Make a list of any questions you may have so you don’t forget them    
Course selection is one of the exciting things about college, you get to choose your schedule and take classes interesting to you. Make the most of this professional guidance and happy class shopping!