Classes are officially back in session and I am finally getting into the swing of things! I actually switched my major and minors around a bit, and I am now double majoring in Public Affairs and Sociology. I am really excited about the change, but it did result in me having to change my schedule around. Changing your schedule during the already hectic first week of classes isn’t easy, but I think I finally have it set up in the way I would like it!
Anyway, today I am going to share with you all how I prepared for the first day and week of classes. I am also going to let you all in on a few tips I have picked up!
Preparing for the first day:
In order to start a new school year feeling fresh and confident, I usually try to pamper myself before the first day. Sometimes, I like to switch up my hair length and color before the new school year starts, but at the very least I will get it trimmed shortly before school (which is what I did this year.) Swimming and laying out in the summer can be very damaging to your hair, so it is important to take care of it and trim off those dead ends to keep it healthy!
Another way to treat yourself would be to have an at-home mini spa day. You could start your spa day with a relaxing bubble bath, and also deep condition your hair and exfoliate to ensure both your hair and skin are on their a-game for your first day! I used my favorite aromatherapy exfoliating scrub, which is the best for relaxing, especially before classes start up again. After exfoliating, I would recommend shaving for optimal smoothness and confidence. If you plan on dressing up and rocking those cute shorts and skirts during your first week, shaving isn’t really optional. I used the Schick Disposable Razors in the picture below, the Quattro for Women, which I totally recommend because they keep my legs smooth and silky!
After shaving, I always make sure to moisturize. If you’re naturally pale like I am and you would like to fake a summer glow, I would recommend trying a gradual self tanner. This one applies like normal lotion, and doesn’t usually make you look orange or blotchy!
After a relaxing bath, I painted my nails and watched one of my favorite movies (side note: for some reason, I hate rereading the same books, but I love watching the same movies over and over, is anyone else like that, or just me?) You could also treat yourself to a mani/pedi at a salon. Personally, I prefer doing my nails myself, but either way, going to your first day with a fun nail polish color or design is another way to add a boost of confidence!
Tips for the first day:
- Go to the first class: Even if it is only syllabus week, there is no excuse to skip. If the prof takes attendance, it probably doesn’t look very good if you ditched the first class meeting.
- Leave for your classes earlier than you think you should: First off, you probably don’t know exactly where the classroom is, so you should give yourself some extra time to find it. Also, for some reason, I find that people are oddly early to class during the first week or so, so even being on time is almost like being late.
- Don’t buy your textbook before the class: If you 100% know you will need the book, then I would say buy it, but if there is any chance you don’t, I would hold off until the professor says it is required.
- Make a new friend in each class: It can be scary to strike up a conversation with a stranger, but don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to the people around you. Having a friend in the class will not only make your life easier if you miss class and need to get notes, but it is also nice to have someone to sit by everyday!
- Read the syllabus: The syllabus is like the contract between you and your professor: it will tell you everything you need to know and do for the course. It is full of valuable information, so don’t lose it or just toss it aside!
There you have it: how I prepare for the first day of classes and my first day tips! Best of luck to everyone else who is starting classes and a new semester!
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