DormSmart Living Blog: Staying on Campus for the Summer

May 6, 2012

Staying on Campus for the Summer



The idea of living on campus during the summer may seem a little dull at first. You miss your family and friends from home, and your college friends seem to have all disappeared after finals. What is there to do in this ghost town? Relax! Regardless of your reason for staying on campus this summer (i.e., taking classes, working, or being involved in an extracurricular activity), there are plenty of affordable ideas to keep yourself entertained and to make your summer a memorable one.

1. Get Adventurous

Be a tourist in your college city. Attend a local athletic event. Seek out the local attractions such as the zoo, museums, parks, restaurants, shops, and historical landmarks.

2. Get Ahead

Use your spare time this summer to your advantage when it comes to your studies. Prepare for next semester by buying or renting your books early, reading ahead, organizing your materials for each class, and perfecting your schedule.

3. Get Involved

Community service is a rewarding way to spend some of your extra time this summer. Not to mention, you will be fulfilling some volunteer hours. Consider getting involved with Habitat for Humanity, a local hospital, or even an animal shelter. Contact your student resource center for more information.

4. Get Active

It's summer time! There are always plenty of great activities to do outside such as playing Frisbee, running, hiking, biking, swimming, visiting a local park, or even joining a recreational league softball team for the summer. Consider starting a new workout routine at your school gym!

5. Get Sociable

Chances are that you are not the only student staying on campus this summer. If none of your friends are on campus, get to know some of your fellow summer residents. Invite them to a night out together. Host a game or movie night. Plan a scavenger hunt. Make plans with your fellow residents for the fourth of July!

These are only a few examples of what you can do to make your summer fun-filled and exciting. So...Start enjoying your summer and live Dorm Smart!

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