13 Things To Do At UNH On A Weekend

13 Things To Do At UNH On A Weekend

Forget going out, here's some even better things to do!
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While college is known for its cherished weekends and the parties that go along with them, not everyone is up for the same thing. Sometimes people would rather stay in for a night and not partake in said events. There always seems to be a dilemma of what to do when the weekend comes around whether there's nothing to do during the day, or at night. Well there is no need to fear, because here I have provided you with a list of things to do on the weekends besides attending parties, some that specifically apply to one of the best schools of all (ahem.. UNH)

1. Let your imagination free and color.

You can choose between being an adult or a kid, but coloring is a great way to pass some time and relieve stress.

2. Go to a movie.

Whether you go into town or just feel like sticking around, a movie is a great way to go. If you feel like staying on campus, stop by the MUB to see what's playing. Not only are they super cheap, but there's always something recent that is playing and you don't have to worry about travel.

3. Grab a bite to eat with a friend.

Call or shoot your friend a text and see if they are up for some late night munchies.

4. Check out the MUB activities.

The MUB always has something going on ranging from swing dance lessons to bingo. Give it a whirl and try something new.

5. Do a DIY project.

Pinterest is a great way to find inspiration for a new DIY project. Look for something simple so you don't have to buy too many things to make it.

6. Play a board game.

Even if you don't have a board game of your own, check with your hall director because they should have plenty.

7. Go to a social in your hall.

It may seem lame but hall socials are awesome! There could be trivia or movie nights, but its a great way to known other people besides just on your floor.

8. Bake something yummy.

You probably don't have a stove in your dorm room, but there has to be one at least in the dorm. I always love baking and if you make something yummy it is likely other people will come to join you. What could be better than food and friends?

9. Have a spa night.

Treat yourself to a facial and make those nails and toes look nice and pretty.

10. Catch a sports game.

UNH has some of the best athletics. There are always away games, but there should be at least one team that is playing home that you can check out.

11. Go bowling.

I personally never think of it but I love to go bowling and it is so much fun. Just because we're on a college campus doesn't mean you can't go off it to do something. Luckily, we have bowling right next door in Dover and it doesn't seem too expensive either.

12. Go to Portsmouth.

Downtown Portsmouth has so many restaurants and nifty shops. It is a must do at some point if you don't get to it on a weekend.

13. Visit the mall.

UNH is awesome with providing the student body buses to almost anywhere. Hop on a bus and do some shopping and go out to eat.

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Saying Goodbye To Freshman Year

"High School goes by fast, but college goes by even faster."
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“High School goes by fast, but college goes by even faster”, we’ve all heard it and probably all ignored it as well. I mean time is time. It moves at the same pace no matter what you’re doing right?

Nope.

High School is over, I’m now a freshman in college and it’s April. I’m sitting here in my dorm looking at all my clothes, and bins thinking, how in the hell will this all fit in my car again? It is crazy, I need to be thinking about all of this now because there is one month of my freshman year left, just one.

All I can keep thinking is how? Wasn’t it just last week that I moved into my cozy room at the end of the hall, or just yesterday that I ran home to two hundred beautiful new sisters? As much as it seems like yesterday, it wasn’t.

It was almost eight months ago that I stepped onto this campus as a freshman, now it is my last four weeks and they are jam-packed. From formal to finals I am in the home stretch of my first year of college. I just registered for my classes next semester, and can’t get it through my head that I will soon be a sophomore.

While walking around campus I still catch myself thinking, wow I am really here. I am a college student, at a school, I fall more in love with every day. So, how can I be a sophomore now when I feel like I just got here?

Yes, I still have three amazing years of college ahead of me, and I can’t wait to see what those years have in store in for me. But, I just can’t help but feel a little sad that I won’t be a freshman anymore. I won’t be the youngest in my sorority family, I won’t be coming back to a dorm every night.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am stoked to live in an apartment next year with my absolute best friends. And you definitely could have heard me saying “I am so over this whole dorm thing” once or twice this semester, but now I can’t help but see all the things I’ll miss.

Freshman year is just unique. You get this giant clean slate, a fresh start. And it is just waiting to see what you’ll do with it. It truly is a year of firsts. My first failure, the first time being on my own, my first time not knowing anyone in my classes. Yes, that can all be a lot to take on, I was terrified at the start of the school year. But before I knew it, I had a routine, I had friends, I had a life here.

And this life surpassed all my expectations. I have a home away from home. I have friends that I know will be my bridesmaids some day. I have experiences that I’ll never forget.

Now as I head back home for the summer I couldn’t be more excited to be with my friends there and my family. But, I also couldn’t be sadder to leave my friends here, even if it’s only for three months because they’ve become another kind of family.

Despite leaving freshman year behind, we have so many more memories to make whether it’s doing the Seminole chop in Doak, coordinating our Halloween costumes, or just chilling at the house. We’ve all come so far this year, and I can’t wait to see just how far we go. So bring it on Sophomore year, I’m ready for ya.

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To The High School Graduating Seniors

I know you're ready, but be ready.

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Seniors,

I am not going to say anything about senioritis because I was ready to get out of there and I'm sure you are too; however, in your last months living at home you should take advantage of the luxuries you will not have in a college dorm. The part of college seen in movies is great, the rest of it is incredibly inconvenient. It is better to come to terms with this While you still have plenty of time to prepare and enjoy yourself.

Perhaps one of the most annoying examples is the shower. Enjoy your hot, barefoot showers now because soon enough you will have no water pressure and a drain clogged with other people's hair. Enjoy touching your feet to the floor in the shower and the bathroom because though it seems weird, it's a small thing taken away from you in college when you have to wear shoes everywhere.

Enjoy your last summer with your friends. After this summer, any free time you take is a sacrifice. For example, if you want to go home for the summer after your freshman year and be with your friends, you have to sacrifice an internship. If you sacrifice an internship, you risk falling behind on your resume, and so on. I'm not saying you can't do that, but it is not an easy choice anymore.

Get organized. If you're like me you probably got good grades in high school by relying on your own mind. You think I can remember what I have to do for tomorrow. In college, it is much more difficult to live by memory. There are classes that only meet once or twice a week and meeting and appointments in between that are impossible to mentally keep straight. If you do not yet have an organizational system that works for you, get one.

I do not mean to sound pessimistic about school. College is great and you will meet a lot of people and make a lot of memories that will stick with you for most of your life. I'm just saying be ready.

-A freshman drowning in work

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