Spring semester 2021 is sure to look different from years past. But there are ways to stay sane while dealing with the rapidly changing college environment (if not the world). Here’s how you can prepare for the 2021 spring semester.
How to Adapt to Online College:
If your experience taking college classes online differs greatly from the brick-and-mortar classroom experience, you’re not alone. Over 2 million college students have had classes change format to online learning due to COVID-19. Check out our online learning survival tips below to make the best of the situation.
Learn how to use your online class platform.
Learning how to easily adapt to your university’s online learning platform will allow you to make the most of its features and take away the stress of technology blunders. So instead of stressing about how to upload your assignment, you can focus on getting the most out of the learning materials in your classes.
Create a dedicated office space.
Returning to a familiar place to work can get you in the right mood to study well. Try to find a private place far from distractions like the kitchen or television. Working from home can blur boundaries between home time and school time so having a dedicated office space in your home can help you stick to boundaries.
Create a routine.
If waking up five minutes before you have to start your online class and keeping your camera off the entire time sounds familiar—creating a daily routine can fix that. Try implementing a routine that works around your schedule and make a habit of sticking to it. This will help create structure for your online learning schedule and boost productivity.
Transitioning to Campus
Are you packing up to move back to campus this semester? First off, congratulations! However, moving during the spring semester in a pandemic can prove to be a challenge. If you find yourself without enough space for all your stuff, a mini storage locker is a great option.
Find Self-Storage Student Deals
Be sure to find a self-storage location that gives deals to college students. Many storage facilities provide moving trucks and packing boxes to help you with your transition back to campus. Whether you need a 4 x 4 mini storage locker for extra books or a 10 x 20 self-storage unit for your furniture, self-storage facilities are a good option for students who need a secure home for their belongings.