Frosh-cessities: Meiks in the Unit and tips for pre-registration

It’s that time of year again: registration. For me, a first-semester freshman, registration brings back memories of the following: frantically—and unsuccessfully—trying to log in to Banner, coming to the sad realization that the classes I wanted were full after I had finally connected to the Internet, and sending out pathetic, desperate emails to professors that I had never spoken to before. If this sounds familiar to you, don’t worry. This semester, Meiklejohns are here to hold our hands throughout the process.


Tonight, the Meiklejohns are holding a special pre-registration event called “Meiks in the Unit” to answer any last minute questions we freshmen might have. The Meiks will be set up in the Arnold and Mo-Champ lounges from 7-9 p.m. to help you handle the imminent doom of pre-registration. It’s a great opportunity to talk to people who have gone through the hellish experience of registration before. The Meiks who will be present are also well-versed in a wide range of subjects, so don’t think you won’t find any help if you have a unique concentration!

Huge bonus: they are serving free KABOB AND CURRY. If any freshman (or human) is unaware of this fine establishment, know that Kabob and Curry is a delicious restaurant Thayer. Yelp gives it 4 out of 5 stars. Need I say more? (Tips for pre-reg after the jump.)

You know you want it. You know you need it.

If you’re unable to attend Meiks in the Unit, here are some last minute reminders for pre-registration:

  1. Log in early. Pre-registration begins on FRIDAY at 8 a.m.! Don’t forget it… or else you’ll log in at night and to find that your top-choice class is already full.
  2. Ethernet cables can be your friend. We’ve already seen how temperamental Brown-Secure can be, so why take any chances?
  3. Don’t lose your registration code. You should have received a code from your advisor that allows you to register. Don’t lose it.
  4. Pray to the Brown Internet gods. Sacrifices are not out of the question.

May the odds be ever in your favor.

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