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Welcome Back Everyone!

It’s been a while, but the Arts and Design Newsfeed is back! While we are still in summer break, it's important to remember that the 2023-2024 school year is slowly approaching, and we need to be ready for that. This article can give you a quick rundown for ideas for what you need to do to get ready for this current school year.

Classes The entire reason you’re coming to school in the first place. As a quick reminder or for those new to Lewis University, you are allowed 18 Credit hours per semester. Each class offers you a certain amount of credit hours depending on what the class is. When signing up for classes, you can see the credit hours for each class and by double checking your schedule you can see them. It's heavily recommended that you try to maximize your time and get closer and closer to graduation, though it's all up to you.

Supplies This doesn’t just apply to pencils and paper. Make sure you have whatever you use to take notes with you, pencil sharpeners to make sure you aren’t being worn down, making sure you have contact with your instructors, or anything else you might need for the upcoming school year. Make sure you double check your own double checks, so you know you have everything for the upcoming year. Dues Make sure you have a way to pay for your time here. There are endowed scholarships available through Lewis to help you pay for the year, and making sure you can pay regularly can help you as well. Loans are also an option if you need to. It's something that we might not like thinking about but making sure you have a way to take care of it can help you. Dorm If you are living on campus, make sure you sign up for dorms. There are options for both single rooms where you can live on your own, and doubles for those who want a roommate. For incoming freshman, keep in mind there are some dorms that are exclusive to you, so look for them. For transfer students, there are a number of dorms still available for you. Try looking for a dorm that is fairly close to where you go for classes. However, at this point you might just have to go for what is available. You will also need to sign up for one of three meal plans so you can eat. This is just a basic rundown of what you need. You obviously need to sign up for classes, but if you’re an off-campus student, you probably don’t need to bat an eye at signing up for dorms, and while everyone has supplies, some people might use pen and paper, and some may use tech. The specifics are down to you. Have a great remaining summer and let’s hope for another great school year!

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