On the first day we were handed out a several page long schedule of handout dates and deadlines. I went through it and made a list of all the dates that is relevant for me to remember. Handouts and deadlines of all the Mandatory Assignments, Project Exam and Portfolio.
At first I thought this was going to be boring, but after doing it I realized it was a very clever task. I got a better overview of all the dates, and now I can mentally prepare for the tasks.