A new change when it comes to college is that you will have a lot of time and not know what you will do with it. Soon, you will realized that There are many ways to occupy that free time once you explore you college campus and community.
You can get involved with many clubs and organizations that your college or university offers. Go to an involvement fair or talk to members of organizations that you think you would be interested in being a part of, and then try your hardest to make it happen. Attending club and organization meetings are a great way to add to your college experience, make friends, and also to occupy your time.
Another way to occupy time in college is to get a job on or off campus. Whether you work at a local restaurant, as a resident assistant, a desk aide, or as an intern, this is a great way to put your free time into something worthwhile. Getting a job or internship (when you are ready), will help add to your resume, as well as prepare you or the real world and make you a better leader. Jobs and internships open doors, and being proactive in finding them and while working, can be one of the most benificial thing you can do for yourself.
If working is not your thing, you an always volunteer. I volunteer for multiple organizations at multiple places around the Longwood University community. Whether it is a volunteer fair, asking a friend, or joining an organization that requires you to give back, this is a great way to spend you free time, and do something rewarding. For students who do not know where to volunteering in there college community, you can approach places like your local SPCA, art museum, local schools, hospitals, homeless shelters, nursing homes, Habitat for Humanity, or local sports recreation programs. The best part about what I just mentioned, is that when it comes to volunteering, the possibilities are endless!
One of the most fun things to do when you are bored, is to play a sport. It does not matter if it is just on your own, a pick up game at the gym, or an intramural, sports are fun, especially when you are bored. Most schools have big fields available to students, so that they can gather and play sports outside. Also, many schools will have recreation centers that are available for student use.
Go to the Gym
Bored? Why not exercise? Going to the gym is proven to make you happier and healthier. So, when you are bored, make the gym an outlet for success and it is also a great place to meet people.
Attend a Sporting Event
School sporting events are some of the most exciting things you will encounter during college. Students who do not go to sporting events, miss out on a fun and exciting aspect that adds to a college expereience. Grab a schedule from your athletics department or anywhere else on campus, and remember that these games happen frequently, and are a great to spend time with friends and support your school.