If you watch any television show or movie about college, they always portray it the same way: students go away to school and do nothing but party and drink all day and all night. Although there will be college parties, you don’t have to go to them just to be apart of the college social scene. Here are some tips for keeping yourself busy away from all the partying:
Join or create a club.
Every college campus has several student organizations you can join, or if there aren’t any you like, create one! You’ll be surprised by how much you have in common with people. If you build it, they will come, and the same goes for joining an organization. It looks good on resumes and it keeps you busy. It’s a win-win!
Create a study group.
Here’s a secret: you don’t just have to study with your “study group”! Invite your group over for a movie night, or go out to a restaurant and bond. Going to college is a chance to form lasting friendships with new people. Experience it!
Who says you even have to go out? Stay in and read a book you’ve been meaning to read, or catch up on the latest episodes of your favorite shows. Everyone needs some down time every once in a while. This is the perfect excuse!
Attend campus events.
Although it may seem like everyone but you is going to college parties, this really isn’t the case! You would be surprised how many people like to have fun the good ole fashioned way. Almost every campus has sober events throughout the week you can go to and meet people. Don’t be afraid to go to on campus concerts, free movies or game nights in order to find a social scene with your same interests.
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