Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Welcome to the new semester!

Summer orientation seems like a distant memory, especially as your student begins their second semester of college!  The first time around is full of new learning experiences.  What’s even better? Your student can take those newly learned lessons about their study, sleeping, and eating habits then apply them accordingly during the spring semester.  Additionally, students have flexibility in selecting their schedules.  Maybe class at 8 AM did not work out for your student; we hope they took that into consideration when building their spring schedule of courses. 

Here are a few reminders about campus resources that your student can help your student make the most of their experience at NAU:

Tutoring and study skills workshops at the Student Learning Centers:  These opportunities are provided at no cost to students.  Study skills workshops can assist students with time management techniques, how to deal with stress, as well as how to take effective notes.  Tutoring appointments last for 45 minutes each and assistance is available for most courses.   Encourage your student to contact the Student Learning Centers as needed.

Group fitness classes at the Health and Learning Center: Meeting new people and getting in shape sounds like the perfect combination! Your student can take advantage of the various fitness courses available through Campus Recreation Services that include: yoga, zumba, kickboxing and many more.  If your student is not into the group exercise format, he/she can still use the indoor track or exercise bikes to work out.

Getting involved with a campus organization: There are over 200 student organizations on campus, so your student has to fit in somewhere! Groups range from cultural to religious to academic and everything else in between.  Students can access a list of active organizations on the Student Life website.  If none of those groups interest your student, they just need three other students to start a brand new organization.

Cheers to a great spring semester!

Crystal Nance
Parent and Family Services Coordinator
Northern Arizona University

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