Whewâ€¦the past few days have been crazy – filled with new faces, setting up the dorm room, and getting used to someone new sleeping (and possibly snoring) within fifteen feet of you. A lot of NEW things will continue to happen as you get acclimated to campus, but this can be a very exciting thing! Through this blog, we hope to answer any and all questions that may pop up that werenâ€™t addressed during orientation, maybe that you just plain forget (which is totally okay), or wasnâ€™t covered on the first day of class.
Speaking of class, during the first few days of this week you are going to immediately get a feel of what your classes will be like and what your professors expect of you.Â Hopefully, it will be an exciting experience and you will look forward to all the wonderful assignments on the syllabus (We know this is an exaggeration). However, we do know that at times classes may not work out for many reasons â€“ possibly it will be too much on your plate or maybe you and the teacher just donâ€™t jive. Do not worry! There is a solution. All you need to do is drop the class and add a new one â€“ by September 6th. We do encourage you to visit the offices for Academic Enhancement to talk through things first, but it can be done in many simple ways.
- Physically go to the Registrarâ€™s office and talk to them, which is located in Highbaugh Hall.
- Visit the third floor of the Cralle Student Center and see either Faith Cracraft or Dr. Gretchen Lohman to pick up a drop/add class form.
- If you’re an upperclassman, change it online through the portal!
Next, we want to make sure you know how to contact your advisor if you have any questions. Honestly, the easiest way to ask them a question or set up an appointment is to email or call. All faculty and staff membersâ€™ emails and phone numbers are accessible through the portal and campus directory. Simply type in their name and their contact information will pop up â€“ as easy as pie.
Last thing we want to fill you in on for this week is what to do if you find yourself lost on campus. Once again, do not worry. You are not the first person this has happened to. The best advice we can give is to not be afraid to ask for help. One thing that makes this campus great and better than any others is how friendly and helpful the students, faculty, and staff are. Yes, upperclassmen can be intimidating but they LOVE freshmen and would be more than willing to point in you in the right direction. If you are totally uncomfortable seeking out help on your walk to class, consult the campus map that can easily be found on the collegeâ€™s main website (www.georgetowncollege.edu).
We hope that this week is memorable and that you are excited about this amazing adventure that is about to start for you. You may be nervous, anxious, excited, scared out of your mind, or already calling this place home, regardless, get ready for a fun and exciting time. We are so glad you are here! Have a great week!
Heather Norman is a 2011 graduate of Georgetown College. Currently,Â she is working as an assistant in the Academic Enhancement office here on campus.Â Her future goals include obtaining a doctorate degree in molecular biology or genetics and being a professor at a small teaching university. Her interests include eating great food, exercising, reading, watching documentaries, and puzzles.