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First Semester Timeline

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Check off the First Semester
To-Do List ✅

Throughout your first semester, check off the experiences and connect with the people across campus who will help you be successful in and out of the classroom!

Before School Starts Checklist

checkbox Talk with your advisor about registering for RaiderReady
checkbox Prepare for classes by purchasing your textbooks& technology
checkbox Get connected on campus by attending Raider Welcome events
checkbox Walk around campus to locate your classrooms 
checkbox Make sure you know where you can and cannot park
checkbox Pay your student e-bill or set up a payment plan                                                                           

August Checklist

checkbox First Day of Classes - August 22                                                              
checkbox Attend Raider Roundup & Hub City Fest 
checkbox Get organized for the semester by keeping track of your syllabus dates                                       
checkbox Apply for Tech Leadership Institute
checkbox Discover your community by joining a student organization or creating your own!

September Checklist

Checkbox Meet with your Student Success Specialist
Checkbox Experience campus traditions at Red Raider athletic events
Checkbox Attend the Techspo for a one-stop shop for all on-campus resources                                        
Checkbox Improve your writing by visiting the Undergraduate Writing Center
Checkbox Get moving at the REC Center 

October Checklist

checkbox Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss courses for next semester     
checkbox Prepare for midterms by visiting The Learning Center and attending SI sessions 
checkbox Complete the FAFSA and apply for scholarships 
checkbox Attend the Majors & Minors Fair to explore majors, minors, and career options
checkbox Meet with University Life Coaching to set goals and get the results you want!    

November Checklist

checkbox Register for spring and summer classes                                                                                     
checkbox Take care of your mental and physical health                      
checkbox Talk to the Career Center if you're updating your resume or looking for a summer internship     
checkbox Make Thanksgiving Plans, including planning a bus trip with Parent & Family Relations

December Checklist

checkbox Study for finals & finish the semester out strong!
checkbox Attend the Carol of Lights® celebration - a cherished Texas Tech tradition