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5 1/2 Things for Bronco Welcome

Winter campus scenes, snow, photo Patrick Sweeney

You’re back! Or you’re here for the first time! Either way, you made it to Bronco Welcome and we’re all so happy and excited for you. We’re anxious to see what great things this semester and 2023 will bring, so it’s time to get the ball rolling. Here are some ways you can get prepared, meet people, and stay active throughout and get the most out of Bronco Welcome.

1) Stay active at the Recreation Center

The Outdoor Program Climbing Gym is offering free Intro to Climbing classes 2 – 8 p.m. (on select days, starting Monday, January 9 – 15) for the spring semester to ensure all students can utilize the gym and have access to proper instruction. Make sure you sign up early to secure your spot!

2) Order your class materials

It’s a good idea to order your class materials online. Of course, you can still walk in and buy what you need, but ordering ahead of time just makes things faster and easier. You can find steps to access your personalized booklist on the Bronco Shop website.

3) Say “yes” to meeting new people

Come to the Hot Cocoa Social 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on January 9 in the Student Union Building,  or go to the dorm quad from 4 – 6 p.m. the same day and have s’mores and play games during Neighborhood Night, or (if you’re a transfer student or friend) head down to the Games Center in the Student Union Building on January 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. to bowl. Or do all three!

4) Take care of all your to-dos

We’ve compiled a helpful list of resources of popular offices and departments at the beginning of each semester. Get your stuff in order—like textbooks, Bronco Card, advising appointments, meal plans, parking, finances. Check out the Student Life website to discover more resources based on your interests.

5) Chill out with an indoor movie night

Sometimes a quiet, cozy moment is all you need to feel refreshed and ready to take on the semester. Head down to the Special Events Center to watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on January 13 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. There’ll be butterbeer, popcorn, and even a golden snitch or two!

5 ½) You did it!

There’s a lot of things to check off of every student’s list before school starts and that is definitely overwhelming, but you’ve done it. A new semester is here! Celebrate yourself, and have a great semester!

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