My suggestion (and its a no brainer) is to keep your campus map handy the first few weeks. Dont leave the dorm without it. The mall is the center of campus. Once you know how to get there, you can figure out how to get anywhere on campus.
My name is Charles and I will be your instructor for CLA 1001. I am an adviser in the CLA Social Sciences Student Community. I graduated from the U of M with a major in Political Science. (Of note for you commuter students, I also lived at home and commuted to the U when I was a student here). I also attended the University of Florida and earned a MA degree in Latin American Studies. I am a big football fan (Go Gators, go Gophers, Go Vikings) and you can expect to see me posting about that as the football season starts.
This thread is all about how you are preparing for your first year in college. What have you done this summer to get ready for the Fall 2005 semester at the University of Minnesota? What are you excited about? What are you concerned about? Do you have questions or ideas to share with your fellow CLA 1001 students?
This thread is for you Commuter Students. You can use this space to talk about strategies for commuting to the U of M or any ideas or worries that you may have.
Here is one possible strategy. When I was a student at the U of M I always drove to the St Paul Campus and parked at the Fairgrounds lot and took the campus commuter buses to the main campus.
This is the link for the parking and transit services on campus. http://www1.umn.edu/pts/ They have all information about driving or taking the bus to campus.
You can use this thread to write brief introductions about yourself to share with the other students in order to start getting to know each other before classes start in September.
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