I am taking 17 hours of classes. Essentially, that means that I am in college courses a total of 17 hours each week, not including homework or study time. I believe the maximum amount of hours a student can take in a semester is 21 hours and is never recommended. You don’t want to overload yourself!
Classes are of course very important to your college education, but they aren’t the only thing. Your social spectrum is actually another significant asset to post-secondary level success. I mean, think about it – if you have no friends to celebrate your straight A’s with after graduation, what connections did you really make?
Connections are very vital for the ultimate college experience. One of the ways students can meet new people and make friends is through different social gatherings, which are sometimes put together by different departments or by the Student Activities Board. There’s an acronym at UC that we use known as ”CAB”, the Campus Activities Board. Basically, they plan campus-wide events for all students. This week there’s been Halloween events galore, spooky movies and safe areas to overeat candy.
During Welcome week when all we freshmen were moving in, events were held every night where new students could win gift cards, listen to bands, smash a beaten car, eat pizza, win dorm items, and more. My favorite CAB-inspired event so far was when we had a outside watching of The Avengers on the band field.
Dark sky, wet grass, and cheesy popcorn completed a perfectly chilly evening as many a student, freshman and senior alike, joined in drooling over the screen to catch every move the superheroes made. It was my first time watching this successfully-produced movie, and I was quite pleased. Honestly I would watch it again in a heartbeat, even on the first night of classes again. So, I give those producers two thumbs up, and also, I raise my pinkies to the Student Activities people at UC that planned the blessed event. God bless you all for not only bringing students together and serving free food, but also showing a legit movie! (I didn’t watch any of the Halloween movies this week on campus, because I’m easily frightened and can’t fit under my bed.)
The Avengers movie that night was like a drive-in, in the sense that it didn’t start playing until the sun went down. By the time the truly amazingly wonderfully awesome movie ended, 11pm was long gone. I’m no night owl – I love my sleep, but I guess this was one of those worth-it moments. The movie was on the night of first classes, so at least I wasn’t behind in homework or anything. It’s really important to not miss the opportunities to meet people, make friends, and have some good fun. I’ve been a little busy with homework and such this week so I didn’t get in on all the Halloween events, but believe me, I’ve had my share of candy, and have been reminiscing of The Avengers. I think it’s a pretty action-filled movie, it could be considered a Halloween one! Anyway, I’m claiming it so.
Take every chance you get to balance those college days with hoopla and study!