Over the years, I have noticed, as do many academic advisors, that students come to campus eager to find out where their dorm room is or what building houses their classes, but many students do not take advantage of the resource opportunities that the University offers. In fact, some students will never know where the Digital Media Studio is located, or that the Student Money Management Center offers free financial advising.
The University is truly a city within a city. Restaurants, shopping, Counseling Services, tutoring and Health Services are just the tip of the iceberg. Each building on campus houses departments and offices that cater to the needs of the campus community. During your first few weeks on campus, I highly recommend that you take some time to look at the campus map, take a ride on the shuttle and have lunch near the water fountain between the Fine Arts Building and Architecture Courtyard. Explore the campus and take note of the places and people that are here to enhance your college experience.
If you’re looking for an easy way to learn about a variety of resources, then attending the August 28th Activity Fair Day is a must. Stop by the University Advising Center and Major Exploration tables to sign up for some great door prizes while you’re there.
As far as resources go, make sure that you bookmark the Maverick Resource Hotline website and save the phone number for future reference: 817-272-6107.