Filed under: College Life, Tips
As much as I’m in denial about the whole “g” word, it is time to face the fact that my undergraduate career is in fact almost over. The fact that I only have a couple more months as a student here at University of Delaware is exciting and terrifying all at the same time. I decided to compile a list of the 5 best things I have done since being in college the past 3.5 years because I think you should consider doing them if you haven’t already!
1. Rush a Sorority/Fraternity
Sorority recruitment changed my life. I was a transfer student to UD my sophomore year and having come from Syracuse – I knew NO ONE. Joining my sorority absolutely changed my life and my college experience for the better.
Photo © wt-prairie
2. Run A Race
I registered for my first marathon last year and am so happy I did. I’m not saying that you have to go run a marathon, but consider doing a 5k or that beloved Color Run; running a race with friends is an experience you won’t forget.
Photo © chimpmitten
3. Live Off Campus
To live in an apartment with three other friends my senior year has been an unbelievable experience. Not only is it a ton of fun, I finally escaped that dreadful dining hall food and can cook myself dinner in my own kitchen.
Photo © Lewis Park
4. Road Trip
It doesn’t have to be far or take a long time, just go somewhere fun and spend a day forgetting about classes and exams. Taking road trips down to the beach with my best friends has created memories that will last a lifetime.
Photo © Lisa (West) Szymanski
5. Take Pictures
Trust me, if you don’t have at least 500 pictures to document your college career, you will regret it. These are supposed to be the best 4 years of your life, and you don’t want to forget a second of them.
Photo © Gracie Cannell
Do any of these things while you can! Your college years go by faster than you think!
The summer months are my favorite reprieve from the constant demands of school year life. I get to work an easy job, wake up late if I want, and stay up even later. It doesn’t matter if its Tuesday or Saturday, the expensive college textbooks aren’t on my desk and there is a bathing suit drying in my bathroom. With school out of session, it is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the weather!
Living in a decent sized city easily keeps me outside in the forest or by the river for at least 12 hours a day. Here are some great outdoor activity ideas that you can put to use this summer!
Visit a Lake / River
Enjoy a sunny day by a lake or river. Lakes and rivers usually are more secluded and allow for a more intimate setting with friends. Consider the option to rent a speedboat, canoe, or kayak when you go. There is a lot more to do by the water than just swim!
Photo © Corey Edmunds
Go for a Hike / Walk
Going for a hike or walk is always a fun way to get exercise and enjoy the beautiful weather. It can also be a fun daytime precursor to a BBQ with friends that can make relaxing at the BBQ that much better.
Photo © Laura Annelene
Picnic & Park Day
Bigger cities offer parks with picnic tables and grills for people to meet up for a summer picnic or party. This is a great idea if you need a big area for a gathering.
Photo © KFoodaddict
Some towns offer free entertainment, like plays and concerts. Food stands from local restaurants and breweries may even be present that can help people stay energized for summer night dancing. Most city websites offer information on events like this, so go take a look at what your city has to offer!
Photo © dingatx
Fairs and Rodeos
Fairs and rodeos are always a really fun way to let loose with friends. The bull riding is great entertainment and its hard to pass up on elephant ears and cotton candy.
Photo © Ayeshah Ijaz