Bodline to Success
A wealth of opportunities is available
to you during your first year of college. To help you make the most of it, see
the checklist below and keep track of your progress.
admitted to WU.
with an academic advisor during New Student Orientation for major and/or
core curriculum information and for registration.
sure you sign up for WU 101: The Washburn Experience class!
Mabee Library and become acquainted with the staff and services there.
your MyWashburn e-mail frequently as this is the official way the
university communicates with you.
to the Academic Calendar and your academic advisor for dates and time limits
for dropping or adding classes.
students begin work toward major discovery.
with your advisor concerning any problems or issues.
assistance with academics or study skills concerns, visit the Academic
Success Center (ASC) & Writing Center in Mabee Library.
with your advisor to set your spring course schedule and register.
to identify faculty with similar interests.
with your advisor for summer and/or fall registration.
with a documented disability needing academic accommodations or who are
veterans should contact the Student Services Office in Morgan 135.
up a Career Services BodJobs account.
interests, abilities, and skills through academic courses.
in workshops and seminars hosted by Career Services.
the FOCUS2 career assessment (via the Career Services website).
an appointment with a Career Services specialist to explore your
assessment results, and talk about internships or any other career-related
question you may have.
the Career Fair.
rapport with professors.
to people in careers of particular interest; inquire about daily activity.
part-time and summer work opportunities.
& Leadership Development
New Student Orientation.
Welcome Week activities & Convocation.
the Activities-Majors-Study Abroad Fair during the first week of the fall
family to attend Family Weekend.
at least one campus program or event each month.
in varsity, club or intramural sports.
in the iRead activities in the fall semester.
in at least one multicultural event.
running for freshmen seats in the Washburn Student Government Association
out the Leadership Institute.
out the Learning in the Community (LinC)-Center for Community Service and
Civic Engagement office and programs.
an Alternative Spring Break trip (through LinC-Center for Community Service
and Civic Engagement).
a member of a student organization(s). See a list at Student Activities
& Greek Life site: http://www.washburn.edu/getalife.
a concert, play, or art exhibit on campus.
up for iAlert so you will know when campus might be closed for weather or
some other emergency.
Washburn via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter
in Study Abroad fairs and events.
the International Programs office to learn about various programs and
scholarships available to study abroad.
to your advisor about the inclusion of international education into your
program of study.
your foreign language skills. Take a class/check out Mango on the Mabee
Care of Business/Money Management
your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible
in January to be eligible for financial aid/scholarships. (Do this every
with the Financial Aid office to learn more about your eligibility and
opportunities for funding.
a personal budget.
not succumb to credit card offers just because someone is giving away free
stuff. Do your research and get educated.
whether you will renew or apply for on-campus housing/meal plan.
sure you attend to tuition and billing concerns via the iBod system
through the Business Office.
- When needed, make an appointment with Student Health Services for care
and treatment of illness or minor injuries. Office visits are FREE with minimal
charges for lab procedures and medications.
- Get a flu shot when they become available in the fall semester.
- Participate in Active Ichabod and other wellness programs offered by the
Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC). It's FREE; just bring your iCard
to get in.
- When needed, schedule an appointment with the Counseling Services office
for assistance in achieving emotional well-being necessary to success.