2. Sit down with your schedule! Take some time and sit down with your new schedule. You have new classes, with new professors, in new buildings at new times. Get familiar with it because it's going to be the basis of your next 4 and a half months. Also, take a look at your free time. When will you give yourself time to eat? When will you have "me time"? When will you have time to study?
3. Stay Motivated! If you ask me, spring semester is the most difficult. During the fall semester, you get a 3-day weekend right away with Labor day being the first weekend in September. Most schools also have a "fall break" in October. And all schools have a break in November and of course, school ends in December. But during Spring Semester you get a 3 day weekend in January for MLK day (which I don't get because I'm not even back at school yet) and then you get a week of spring break almost 2 months later, and then another 2 months of nothing. Its more difficult to keep going when you don't get as many breaks. So, find something to keep yourself motivated.
4. Order your textbooks. Just a reminder, don't forget your textbooks. My best advise is to go to Slugbooks, type in your ISBN and it will give you options for where to buy your book. Ebooks aren't as easy to find as you would think. But for ebooks, look at Chegg. And never forget our trusty friend, Amazon. Again, all you need is your ISBN (International Standard Book Number). Another way to cut down your book bill is to buy the international version. I bought the international version of my bio book and only spend $57, with shipping. So, shop around, don't automatically buy from your school book store.
5. Find a new place on campus. Find a new place to study. Fine a new place to eat. Find a new place to relax. Explore campus and get to know what you don't. Go alone. Take your roommate with you. Take your best friend with you. Either way, get to know the parts of campus that you don't.
I wish everyone a peachy first day back, when ever that was/is for you, and a dandy spring semester. :)