With Arts Fest in the books and July coming to a close, there is less than a month left of summer and only a matter of weeks until move-in day. For some, this means saying goodbyes to the beach and friends from home, but luckily, for Penn State students, the fun is just beginning. As we wrap up our time off and start making our way back to Happy Valley, there is certainly no shortage of things to look forward to.
Sure, no one really enjoys hiking up Shortlidge for an 8 a.m. or saying up until crazy hours of the night to study for an exam, but there are plenty of great parts of going back to school:
1. Sylly Week
2. Free Things... Everywhere
While the entire school year is loaded with opportunities for hungry college students to get free food and giveaways, the first week of classes is especially filled with free food, shirts, notebooks, workout classes, you name it. It is truly a glorious time.
3. Football Games
4. Daylongs And Tailgates
5. OrderUp is back!
The summer makes you forget how incredibly convenient it is to have delicious food delivered to you wherever you are on campus.
6. Pokey Stix Within Walking Distance
Oh, Gumby's... how I've missed you.
7. New clubs And Orgs
8. Creamery ice cream
9. Mixing It Up With The Willard Preacher
Gary, you love him or you hate him. Regardless, he does have some really strong arguments and watching him debate is quite the sight.
10. Spending All Your Hard-Earned Money Downtown
You worked all summer to save up money for school, only to realize that Metro has the cutest outfits and that you just NEED that new Happy Valley shirt from McLanahan's... then you get hungry and decide to go to The Corner Room and leave with a much lighter wallet.
11. THON fundraising begins
This year is the last year of canning, but a new year means new chances to get involved with committees and special interest orgs FTK.
12. Wearing As Much PSU Gear As You Wish Without Being Judged
14. Hearing The Old Main Bells Ring
Nothing says "welcome back" like hearing those bells ring across campus. They also can remind you that it's far too early to be awake and functioning as you walk to your 8 a.m. But, hey, at least they wake you up.