Lander College for Men Student Details 5 Ways to Maximize Your Return to Campus
Vital Tips for Students Looking to Successfully Transition Back to In-person Learning
Congratulations! You survived a year of online classes, Zoom meetings, video calls, and virtual interactions! Whether you enjoyed the freedom of learning from home or missed interacting with friends and professors, now, with the end of summer and a fresh new school year approaching, it’s time to transition to the new normal.
We recently caught up with Avi Menaged, Student Government President at Touro's Lander College for Men, who shared his top tips for making the most of your return to campus following a year of online learning due to Covid.
1. Check the new guidelines
Yes! It is safe to return to campus. Schools have been preparing for this and have set safe guidelines to keep everyone safe and healthy. Check your school guidelines and plans for the campus openings and prepare yourself for this exciting semester.
2. Get back in a routine
There’s no more room for class in pajamas or improvised classrooms. Yes, I know pajamas are comfortable, and sometimes you had to drive somewhere while in class. Still, now it’s the best time to establish your new daily routine so you can be ready and confident when the school year starts. Set up a time to wake up and go to bed to be rested and enjoy the most of your school days.
3. Make use of your campus facilities and services
Everyone has their preferred way of learning. Whether you prefer reading books, watching videos, or interacting with your professor; There is nothing worse than loud and distracting noises when studying for that important exam. Use your school library, writing center, and classrooms to learn better and make the most of your study time. Tutors, professors, and advisors are there to help you! Don’t hesitate to stop by their offices if you need any extra help.
4. Make new connections
Forget about those awkward Zoom meetings or long emails. There is nothing better than face-to-face communication. Make new friends, catch up with your old friends and speak to your professors. You will gain a lot by developing new relationships and connections, both in the short and long term. If your school is planning an event, try to participate and enjoy it. These informal meetings are the best way to meet new students and have fun!
5. Set up rest times
There is a lot going on campus; classes, lectures, events, and parties will be happening again. Don’t forget to set aside some time for yourself. The adaptation period might feel overwhelming and stressful; use your time between classes to relax, take a walk, read a book, or do whatever you enjoy the most.
This new college year might feel different than before, but we can finally enjoy the normality of being back on campus safely and healthily.