College is fun for most people because at a certain point you’re only taking the classes that you want and (within reason,) when you want. What that means for a lot of students is that they’ll likely have a lot of free time. There are plenty of ways you can spend this time, depending on the time of day that you have. You can hang out with your friends, watch TV in the common area, take naps (a lot of your time in college, despite what most people think, will be spent napping,) or if you’re fortunate, you may wind up having time for a job or an internship.
An important part of college and a phrase you’ll hear often is time management. Mainly it’s applied to academics, like finding time to study and do your homework and other assignments, but it’s also a skill that should be applied to your free time. It’s a difficult task to find time between work and ample time for play and relaxation. Thankfully, your school likely has ways to do that.
One thing about going to college is to be as aware of your surroundings as possible. Lots of times you’ll see flyers that may not apply to you, but they may be in an area with such good traffic that that flier may be replaced by something new that you may be up for, so always at least throw a glance at a flier if you think it’s something new. No harm done.
Not only flyers, but oftentimes your school will send out mass emails about any big events that they’re putting on or that may be taking place in the area. It can be a pain because schools tend to send a lot of emails. Not always useful ones, but don’t let that turn you off completely to checking those emails. Thankfully, they’re often time sent in advance which is ample in helping students plan their work and study habits along with their relaxation and recreation habits.
Something that people tend to forget that college is about learning not just what you want to do and what you don’t want to do, but finding out about yourself. You may never know if you can snowboard if you don’t sign up for the trip your school is planning or you may be the best mascot ever because you saw an email for tryouts go out.
It even helps to just keep your ears open. It’s not really nice to eavesdrop, but more often than not, groups and organizations all around campus are putting on events and always want more people to stop in. It looks good for them and can be a lot of fun for you. Keeping your ear to the ground and having friends in different areas of interest can be a great way to know what’s going on around town or even just give you an idea of how you want to spend your free time. All work and no play, as they say.