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  1. Put yourself out there during o-week. During this time, it’s so easy to meet new people and make friends because nobody knows each other yet
  2. Get to know people in your hall/house/floor/dorm
  3. If you’re not sure whether you’d like a class, test it out during the first few weeks. You can always drop it later
  4. Or read semesterly course evaluations here!
  5. Everyone loves free stuff. Clicker points (for just showing up to class) matter
  6. The laundry room will always be extra crowded on the weekends
  7. Don’t leave your stuff in the dryer for days — someone will move it
  8. 98% of things are just an email away (ok, fake statistic, but still). If you want to do research, just ask professors if they have any openings. If you want to join a certain club, email and ask how you can get involved. If you want a job/internship, email the coordinator personally. Not everyone will respond ASAP, but a lot of people will.
  9. Try a bowl from Levering
  10. Or a sandwich
  11. Or anything from Levering really
  12. When you have questions, ask! Whether you ask your professor, TA, or PILOT leader, it is so much easier to have a 5 minute conversation than to stare at the same problem for 20 minutes, frustrated because you don’t understand.
  13. Back tests are your best friend. Since they’re exams that the professor has given before, you will get a good idea about what yours will look like. Take it as a real exam, and sit down and study any questions you missed
  14. Take the back test at least 2 days before, so you have time to ask questions about anything you don’t get
  15. Textbook problems and Sapling are helpful, but nothing is better practice than the questions the professor writes. You can get these through PILOT; make sure you sign up if they have one for your class
  16. The Rec Center has free fitness classes the first week of both semesters
  17. The Blue Jay Shuttle will take you anywhere within 2 miles after 5:30pm, every day
  18. Get your student discounts with your @jhu.edu email! (Free Microsoft Office, Amazon Prime, and a percentage off at tons of stores)
  19. Join the club, even if you don’t know anyone else in it
  20. There’s a fridge for dietary restrictions off to the side at the FFC. In it there’s every flavor of fruit leather
  21. Check answers with your friends. Most assignments, even homework, are graded for accuracy
  22. Explore Baltimore! Brody is beautiful, and it even got new paint and carpet recently, but there’s so much more to life than studying in a cubicle. Go see what your new home has to offer