Are you ready for the new semester to start? Have you checked everything off of your list? Do you have a list??? If you are running around like a chicken with your head cut off fear not, we at the library have created a list of things you will need (or want) to get through this semester.
1) Student ID – Get yours made on the second floor of the library and then carry it with you everywhere. This is your parking pass, your library card, and your membership card to the student gym on the St. Paul campus. Keep it handy.
2) Campus Map(s) – Physical copies of St. Paul campus maps can be picked up on the first floor of the library. For other locations check out the campus locations webpage or inquire at the physical location.
3) Bookstore – If you are planning on purchasing your books from the campus bookstore (located on the first floor of the library) be sure to check their hours. They also have options to purchase items online.
4) Library – We are open seven days a week and have our hours posted on our homepage. Come on in and say hi. We have study rooms for check out available on both the first and second floors. We also have a large quiet study room on the second floor and a fireplace on each floor. Come get your study on!
5) Reference Desk – Located on the first floor of the library, the reference desk is open Sunday through Friday and is closed Saturdays. Hours are posted here. If you are looking for more research help consider taking INFS 115, your research papers will thank you and you earn two GELS credits for it!
6) Center for Academic Excellence – Do you struggle with writing, math, or science? The CAE is here to help. They have tutoring available in all of these areas along with ICS tutoring and a testing center to make up exams. Keep in mind that they are available by appointment only.
7) Food on Campus – Alimama’s Grill is located in the student center with new hours for this semester. They are open from 10am-8pm Monday – Thursday and 11am-3pm on Fridays. Closed weekends. Short on cash? Try Food for Thought, the campuses local food shelf. Whether you need to shop for some groceries or just need a quick snack, Food for Thought can help you out and is open most weekdays from 9am-6pm.
8) Calendar – Whether you prefer a small date book you can keep in your bag, or a google calendar that is accessible on your phone, you should keep a calendar. Aside from your class schedule, you can put appointments, work schedule, and downtime (which you should always make time for) in there.
Remember that whether you decide to use any of these items or not, you are awesome. Check out the message from our amazing former student worker Allison Cole as the Outstanding Student Commencement speaker for the latest graduating class.
About the Author
Mallory Kroschel is a Information Commons Specialist at Metropolitan State University Library.