Find Where you Need to Be.
Many college campuses are wide and sprawling areas. If you’re taking a full load of classes, you may find that you have classes on each side of campus, or you may find that you have a long blocks of time between classes. Before your first day, when you will have plenty of stress already without adding being lost, find where your classes will be. Most campuses have buildings dedicated to subjects, such as the Accounting Building or the Maths Hall. Take the time to explore these areas so you know them well in a rush. If you have breaks between classes, find a nice place to study. If you have to go from class to class with little time in between, plan a route that will allow you to get from one to the other efficiently.
Find Reasonable Parking, or Alternate Transportation.
Lots of campuses today have parking that you have to pay for. Often they offer reduced rates for groups of students traveling together in the same car. It can really pay off in the long run to commute together with people who share a similar class schedule. Many times colleges offer passes for regional transportation free with the admissions cost. Taking advantage of the bus or train pass will allow you to not have to look for parking and give you a little extra study time while saving money on gas and parking. If you do take your own car, be sure to find parking that is convenient to your classes.
Make Use of the College Services
It isn’t only the bookstore on your campus that you want to take advantage of. Many campuses have restaurants or cafeterias, some even have taverns, that offer reduced rates to students. Larger campuses often have shopping available for basic items, everything from convenience stores to gifts. Show a bit of school pride and support those students that work on campus by visiting these when you have a little extra time.