College Campus Culture
Whether you’re enrolling in school for the first time or if you’re going back to earn another degree, being on a college campus provides some great cultural and social opportunities. Most colleges and universities sponsor a broad range of events for students, including concerts, comedians, intramural tournaments, movies, craft lessons, film screenings, and more. Here are some things to watch for that will help you make the most of your college experience:
Most schools plan a wide variety of activities for the student body, from orientation sessions to pep rallies to fundraisers and charity events. These activities will help you become familiar with the campus, meet other students, network, and possibly even help you with your classes. Check your school’s events calendar for a complete list of upcoming activities.
Student groups are a great way to make the most of your time in school. They’ll help you meet other people, explore new ideas, and even give you valuable experience you can use to build your resume. Best of all, these groups offer something for everyone; common student groups include performance organizations, public affairs organizations, sports organizations, religious organizations, media outlets (such as the school newspaper or yearbook), cultural organizations, Greek organizations, volunteer organizations, and Student Assembly. Visit your school’s website for more information.
If you love sports, want to stay in shape, and like meeting new people, check out your school’s intramural sports offerings. Most IM programs offer a range of activities, from contact team sports like rugby to two person table games like chess. Visit the “Student Life” or “Student Activities” section of your school’s website for more information.