Campus life can be many things. It can be a rollercoaster and overwhelming at times. What’s certain is that you should never be at a loss for what to do. There’s always something going on. Here are the campus life activities you don’t want to miss out on!
The perennial campus life activity: Joining clubs. It’s a go-to option because it’s fairly simple. You sign up to a club that relates to your interests. There you’ll meet people who share those interests. Pretty neat, huh? Some folks don’t like being part of a club. To those people I would say, think of it as regular gatherings of like-minded people. Like a…club.
But really, joining a club is intuitive. You’ll be able to surround yourself with a different group of people than those you have classes with, and you’re liable to make friends that way.
Who doesn’t like watching movies? Film screenings make campus life a little more enjoyable. Your uni probably has movie nights. Kick back and enjoy a flick in the company of friends and classmates.
They don’t tend to cost much (I mean, would they really dare?). The price of attending the screening may even be for a charity, so you can watch a movie for a good cause. Some unis have screenings for films made by the alumni, so check that out too.
Community Service Events
Campus life can be about doing your part in making a difference in your community and beyond. Some universities offer the chance to do this through events like cleaning up a local beach, organizing a themed open-mic, or raising awareness with a special class where all proceeds go to a special cause. To this end, your uni may team up with an organization outside of campus. Participating in such activities will help give your uni experience some special meaning.
Job Skills Workshops
It’s a smart move to work on your job skills while living that campus life. Consider what you’re studying the what, and partaking in job skills workshops the how. They don’t really teach this stuff at school, and they’re optional at most unis. Given this, many students graduate with lots of knowledge about their given field, but they may be lacking in practical job skills. They’re thrust into the real world with inadequate preparation.
You can prevent this by attending workshops such as these. They cover all the important aspects of getting a job and being a part of the workforce, like making resumes, job interviews, how to present yourself, issues with payment, and so on. And as the name suggests, you’re taught some applicable skills with regard to all of this.
Student Mentorship Program
Some kind of program like this is likely to exist at your uni. You can go to experienced students who can help with study, getting accustomed to campus life and passing on knowledge in their specific area of expertise. These students are trained to help other students. You can talk to them assessments, for which they’ll give you feedback, so you can improve your academic skills.
They can also help you with navigating your uni’s campus and digital systems, so you need never feel lost. You yourself may be student mentor material, so why not give it try? It feels good helping other people, and you can show off your expertise while doing it. You will be helping those who are in the position that you once were. It’s like poetry, it rhymes.
Engage in Sport/Fitness
Staying healthy is an important part of campus life. Your uni probably has a gym, use it. Don’t care for the gym? They may have a pool. Try that instead. Whatever way you can incorporate exercise into your routine. You can also participate in sports. Most unis have a team for something, be it hockey, soccer, or whatever. Healthy body, healthy mind. And speaking of the mind…
Relaxation and Counselling
Taking breaks is an essential part of campus life. There comes a time when you need to put the books down. Or more likely, switch the computer off. There are, no doubt, counselling services on campus for you to use. This gives you someone to talk to. You may be going through some issues, or the general stress of uni may be getting to you. In any case, counselling is good anyone, and uni’s offering it to you for free.
They also have several days of relaxation, especially in the weeks leading up to the exam period. They may set up massage chairs or give you the chance to play with kittens or puppies. What could be better?