The end of the semester is near, and you know what that means: finals week. If you’re a freshman, these will be your first final exams at UF. It can be a long, strenuous week prefaced by weeks of vigorous studying. But knowing what to expect can make all the difference. Here are tips to guide you through a successful finals week:
Money is limited when you’re a college student. Between tuition, housing and feeding yourself, you’re likely to be living on a tight budget. This can make the holidays tough. You’ll likely want to buy gifts for your friends and family, but you may not find the funds.
I remember this time during freshman year like none other — classes are wrapping up for Thanksgiving break, and you’re all eagerly waiting for your last class to end so you can go home for the holiday. Chances are, you’ve realized you procrastinated a little too much to realistically catch up. You’re rushing to get through your final assignments (even though your mind is actually on shut-down mode), and you have no idea what to expect when you go home for the first time since college began.
Question: "I signed up for the meal plan thinking I'd actually use it to its advantage, but realized I was wrong. How do I switch to a declining balance for next semester?” — Anonymous
Question: “How does one go about finding off-campus housing for the next year?” — Anonymous
This week we’re tackling confusion surrounding course registration. Early registration begins next week, and normal registration will follow soon after. It’s time to get prepared.
Question: What is the best salon to get a haircut with regards to price and quality? — Anonymous
October means a lot of things in The Gator Nation, but one is sure to stress you out: midterms. Don’t worry; we’re here to help! If you’re a freshman looking for advice on how to navigate your first year in Gainesville, submit your questions, and, as always, we’ll provide an answer.
As incoming freshmen are continuing their journey at UF, we’ve received more questions and are back to offer some guidance. As always, submit any questions you may have through this link.