6 Ways to Make Your College Life Fun

Posted September 04, 2014 by
Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

College is a special time when you’re already grown-up enough to live the way you like but not yet fully stuck in the treadmill of adult life. But fun isn’t going to happen all by itself – if you want it, go for it.  These tips will, hopefully, help you on the way.

1.   Take Classes That Are Really Yours

Whatever some people may think, college is not all about partying and getting together with your new friends. After all, you’ve come here to get an education, and it is education you should think about before anything else.

But education can be fun in itself – just choose classes carefully and keep balance between what you need and what you like. If you don’t feel happy about your choice, consider switching classes for something more interesting. Remember – college is not about following blindly some pre-ordained course of action. It is about exploring yourself.

2.    Make New Friends

College is the best time to make new friends. You’ve just been pulled out of your old life and plunged into a completely new environment, surrounded by hundreds of people from all possible backgrounds – surely there are dozens of potential friendships just waiting to be struck up.

Don’t forget about your professors, too. Getting into their good books can make your stay at college much easier and more enjoyable. In addition to this, among them you may meet genuine friends and mentors who will help you find your calling.

3.    Take Part in Organizing In-House Field Trips

If your college organizes field trips for high and middle schools, you may try your hand at it. It may be an unexpectedly interesting thing to do, allowing you to take a look at your school experience from an unusual angle and, who knows, probably giving you an inspiration for your future job choice.

4.    Get an Internship or a Part-Time Job

When all is said and done, you go to college in order to make sure that in the future you’ll be making enough money to support yourself and your family. Unfortunately, a lot of what you are going to learn there is pretty theoretical and doesn’t give a very good idea of what a real job is. So it may be a good idea to take the matter in your own hands and find yourself an internship or an entry-level job to get some real-life experience.

5.    Find People Who Share Your Interests

People who share your interests are probably the most important asset you are going to gain in college. In most cases, it is your last opportunity to find people who care about the same things as you before getting a job that is going to consume most of your time and efforts. Remember – people who share common passions are usually the best and most loyal friends.

6.    Make Full Use of What Your College Has to Offer

As a student you have full access to college resources, such as gyms, career centers, therapists, libraries, labs and whatever else you can imagine, free of charge or at least greatly discounted in comparison with what you’d normally have to pay for such things. Make full use of them while you’re there – thus you will be able to save a lot of money and make your life more interesting.

College Only Happens Once

You can, of course, go to another college later in life – but it still won’t be like the first time. College years are among those things one can never truly go back to – so you should make the most of it while you can!


I am a student of journalism. I am passionate about digital technologies and try to implement them in the sphere of education. I observe all the news connected with online tools and always ready to tell about them. I am also an editor at Tutorsclass.

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