College is fun! During your time in college you will meet people who will become lifelong friends. You will have good and bad experiences and you’ll learn from both. College is also expensive, you’re paying thousands of dollars every year to get a good quality education, but all your time shouldn’t be spent in the library or in your room studying. Take care of your academics, of course, but also leave some time to have fun. Free fun is even better.
Most colleges do an amazing job of planning very fun campus events. College have various activities for students to take part in such as lectures from famous artists/writers, art showings, hypnotists, formals, color runs…just to name a few. Your Student Activities Office is the office in charge of planning these events, so make sure to read their emails and promotional posters all over campus. If you’d like to be a part of the group that organizes these events you can join the student activities organization. There are also inter-murals that you can take part in and Greek life as well.
During your first few weeks in college resist the urge to go home every weekend. I know you’ll be home sick and you’ll miss your friends, but give your college campus a chance. The weekend is when the fun stuff happens and if you leave every Friday and return every Sunday afternoon, you don’t know what you’re missing. And again…it’s FREE.