Other classes tend to remain in the same seating configuration as the first day.
Thus, you don’t want to come in late or sit next to distracting friends.
Gone are the days of obtaining your notes from teachers (like in middle school).
Spotting a possible source for notes in the class, whether the person is a potential friend or just an acquaintance, can save you from missing out.
Bringing extras and lending them yours is a great way to make friends.
If you’re willing to keep up with a key to organize your notes, bring highlighters. Your professor will expect you to be more independent, adventurous, and responsible than your high school teachers presumed.If you enter the lecture hall uninformed and meek, you may not perform at your optimal level and may miss important opportunities.However, if you’re late, you’ll have no choice but to draw attention as you enter. The back may be your best bet in order to avoid censure from your professor. Sit near someone you don’t know, or take your own row.Making an enemy of your professor on the first day is not something I recommend. It may seem antisocial, but you should be paying attention in class no matter what it takes. If you have a class in ten minutes across campus, you’ll need to be near the door in order to run out as soon as class is dismissed.Tell your friends ahead of time so they don’t think you’re ignoring them.For days you may miss, you will need to obtain the notes somehow.Put away your phone, especially if the class has less than thirty people.This is your time to make professional and social connections (and to learn a thing or two).Your first day is your professor’s first impression of you.Don’t show up in your pajamas or fall asleep before everyone’s seated. Your first day of the course is probably one of the most important days of the course, apart from exam days.