5 tips for transitioning back to in-person courses
We understand that after more than a year of hybrid learning, coming back to in-person classes will be an adjustment and will take time. The School of Social Work is here to support you however you may need. Here are some strategies for a smoother transition back to campus.
1. Get in a routine
Routines provide much needed structure when things are uncertain. Before heading back to campus, create a routine for waking up on time, staying nourished, taking necessary breaks, and incorporating study times.
2. Be prepared for an adjustment period
It is normal to feel anxious or nervous about returning to campus. Chances are things will not return to how they felt pre-COVID for a long time. Anticipating these feelings can help you create coping mechanisms, like deep breathing, when these feelings arise.
3. Connect with friends and other students
Community is a crucial part of getting back to successful in-person meetings. Connect with other students through social media, virtual events, or on-campus events to start building back your community.
4. Reach out to Social Work faculty and staff for support
If you need support, don’t hesitate to reach out to the School of Social Work. If you’re feeling worried, anxious, or just want to talk about the transition back to in-person learning, feel free to reach out to a professor or any other member of the School of Social Work. We’re here for you.
5. Remain flexible
COVID has proven that the future is unpredictable. As faculty, staff, students, and the University prepare and transition to in-person learning, remaining flexible and adaptable will be key in maintaining your mental health and ability to adapt if things change.