Archives—November 2014

It’s the End of the Semester…

It’s CRUNCH TIME for everyone now. We’ve gotten to the 11th week of the semester and things are definitely continuing to pile up, including the snow. If you just haven’t had time to work on that term paper, start studying for finals, or memorize the vocab, there isn’t a time like the present to start! Studying can be a pain in the butt, however the earlier you get it done, the less you have to worry about it later; you don’t want to be in that situation. Plus you’ll do better on your finals!

While it is important to make it to class, as we all know the weather up here doesn’t always agree. My advice is to talk to your professors about it before it becomes an issue. Driving becomes an issue very quickly and as I’m sure you’ve heard the University doesn’t shut down for really anything.

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Make sure you stay updated with the Safety First Alert system on campus as well as checking emails, Canvas, etc for information from your individual professors. If there is really NO way at all that you could ever even consider being able to safely make it to class because of the conditions, contact your professors and let them know. They are usually pretty understanding.


We’re also coming up on Thanksgiving Break. Make sure you do SOME studying before proceeding to stuff yourself and remember to BE CAREFUL while you’re driving or travelling!

Registration and Other Stuff

As you have all seen by now, class registration has started and most people will be signing up for spring classes within the next week. It is complete craziness, but as long as you know what to do you’ll make it through it just fine.

Tips and Tricks for registering for classes:

1: Find the courses you will need to be taking at this point. Talk to your adviser, upperclassmen in your major, professors, etc. You should figure out what you need to have before you go into register.

2: Go on to Banweb and look up the courses you need. Most will have several sections. Find out how these will fit together.

3: Map out your schedule. Chose the times, professors, etc that you want to have. See what you think will be best for you. There are a lot of resources out there to help with things like this. I personally use Courses for MTU are synced with it and you can plan out your schedule. It’s also FREE!

4: Gather the CRNs for the classes you want to take. **double check for prerequisites and restrictions.

5: When it comes time to actually schedule your classes, you can plug in the CRNs and you’ll be all set!

If you need any other help with registration, go to the website for the Registrar’s Office (link below). There is a ton of information on what to do, how to do it, among other things. A handy tutorial video is also posted to their website.

It’s crazy to think that we are already in Week 10. Now is the time to start looking at your final exam schedule, prioritizing study time, and focusing on the end of the semester. There is always plenty to try and get done before we close out this Fall. Take some time to relax, don’t overload!