Get Ready: Preparing for Your First Day

The secret to success is in the planning. Use the checklist below to help you prepare for your first day at WilmU.

1. Confirm Your Course Schedule

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Login to myWilmU and make sure you confirm the section, date, and time of each of your courses by clicking Registration and Records.

 Changing Your Course Schedule

2. Get Your Course Syllabus on Canvas

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Get your course syllabus online before your class begins using Canvas. Access Canvas via the toolbar in myWilmU.

Be sure to review your syllabus for any advance readings or assignments that you may need to complete before your first class meeting. Most course syllabi are available about 2 weeks prior to the start of the term.

 Information About Canvas

3. Get Your Textbooks at the Campus Store

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Be sure to get your textbooks before the first class. Instructors often refer to textbooks and readings during the first class, so don't start off behind by not having the required textbooks.

 WilmU Campus Store

4. Get Your WilmU ID Card

WilmU ID Card

A University ID card is required to be prominently displayed while at all WilmU locations and the Athletic Complex with the exception of New Jersey and Maryland locations. You will need to bring a government-issued identification card (valid driver's license, state ID card or passport) with you to obtain your WilmU ID Card.

 How to get your WilmU ID Card

5. Find Your Classroom using myWilmU

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Use myWilmU to avoid first-class confusion by finding out which building and classroom your class will meet. This information is available about 1 week prior to the beginning of the semester. However, due to varying class sizes, there could be last-minute adjustments to classroom assignments, so also check the day before or early the day of the first class meeting.

  1. After logging into myWilmU, click the "Registration and Records" button
  2. Click "View My Schedule"
  3. Select the desired term and click the Submit button

After completing these steps, you will see your class details such as the building and room number, class time, and the instructor.

 Log into myWilmU

6. Avoid Parking Stress! Get to Campus Early

Parking at the New Castle campus during the first two weeks of the term can be limited. Be sure to arrive early to allow for plenty of time to get to class. If parking lots are full at New Castle you may be directed to our off-campus overflow parking which may take extra time.

 Parking at New Castle Campus