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A Few Days Before Classes Begin

1. Download our New Student Guide to get all sorts of information about how to be successful in your first semester. 

2. Sign on to Canvas early! Please note: Your classes may not appear in Canvas the 1st day of the semester.

  • Before the semester begins log on to make sure login information is correct and technology works.
  • Planning to study or take exams in more than one location, log in from each place to check that everything works.
  • Click here to watch a video about logging in to Canvas
  • For assistance with logging in refer to the Student Guide to Canvas or call 419-995-8069.

3. Gather supplies:

  • Have notebooks, pens, highlighters, and textbooks access codes (if needed).
  • Order your textbooks from the Rhodes State Bookstore

4. Set up a study area:

  • Clear out an area (or two!) as a designated study space.
  • Talk to family members and/or housemates about the need for quiet while you’re studying or attending class.

5. Review the materials:

  • Become familiar with the layout and look for practice problems
  • Check for any inserts about online material.

Congratulations!  You have completed all the steps and are ready to begin your journey with Rhodes.  Don’t forget! Your Success Navigator is here to help you, if you ever have a question, reach out to your Navigator.