College is a momentous part of one’s life—from academic knowledge, extracurricular opportunities, to life learning—it is surely a once-in-a-lifetime journey. As an incoming college student, you need to make the most of your college life. You definitely wouldn’t want to make regrets. Grab those chances.
To help you kickstart your college life, we created a checklist that will serve as your bucket list for college.
Live in the dorms
When you live in a dormitory, you will probably experience the ultimate college campus life. Get to know other students, spend time studying at night, and even participate in campus events and parties. You will learn a lot of life experiences by living in a dorm.
Many more opportunities and wonders are waiting for you when you study abroad, such as gaining an international degree, discovering new languages, immersing in cultures, meeting diverse people. Studying abroad is a good way to make the most of college.
Get involved in campus
Since studies will be your priority, you’ll think that there is not much time left for the things you love. Maintain your priorities while participating and joining school clubs and organizations. This gives you the opportunity to be socially active and a risk-taker. Try out things that are new to you, this might be a newfound favorite interest.
Partake in an old campus tradition
It may seem silly, but a campus tradition is an integral part of your chosen college. Participate with your friends. This is a fun activity that you would regret if you didn’t participate in.
Attend a school sports event
A sports team is a huge factor in why some students enroll in a university. When you enroll in a university that values sports and has a popular team, it is a must to cheer on your school. Support your school by wearing a shirt that matches your school’s color.
Take a class just because it’s interesting
This may sound boring, but it is always fun when you learn from something that interests you. If a class gets you all curious and excited—grab it. Who knows, you may learn that you have a passion for cooking or have a talent for the arts.
Get to know your professors
They may seem hard on the outside, but college professors are cool people. They are experts in their fields and will be very helpful to you when you raise a question. So, know them well through class discussions and office hours. It might surprise you how approachable and friendly they are.
Get a part-time job
A part-time job is hitting many stones in just one rock. Aside from helping you earn money, it also helps you gain key skills, balance time, and prepare for future work. When you have a lot on your plate, that is how you will know how to handle responsibilities. Choose a job that best fits you.
There are more you can add up to this checklist. Grab every opportunity college life lets you experience so that you won’t have any regrets in the future.
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