For those not in a quarter system for their colleges, winter vacations are coming to an end and people are gearing up for the start of their new semester/quarter. With all the commotion leading up to a new semester, there are definitely things to look forward to as you continue your education.
1. Wardrobes are changing.
With the start of every new semester, the season is different and that gives students opportunity to look into, and try out new wardrobe options. As we all know, the first two weeks of classes are the ones where we all dress to impress more so than the last two weeks. The shopping prior to a new semester is always exciting, finding new styles that accentuate your personality as you rock the runway known as your college campus.
2. Seeing old friends and meeting new ones.
As a college student, you are subject to so many different types of people across the campus. This being said, one great thing about a new semester is the chance to make new friends in the different classes you will be taking. They can come from any instance, whether they be the one person who makes a great joke on the first day, your newly assigned lab partner, or the person using a scooter to get across campus to their next class. Nonetheless, your new friends should be welcomed and your pre-existent friends should be introduced to achieve maximum friendship.
3. Acquiring new knowledge.
This may go without saying, but the whole point of college and further education is in fact the education. Learning from the classes you take, especially if they are for your intended major, is quite an exciting experience overall. There is just something about knowing more than you did before that makes you feel a little more empowered than when you first enrolled in a course.
4. Syllabus Week.
For any parents reading, just know that not everyone partakes in this tradition. That being said, syllabus week is highly anticipated by a number of students across the country. A time to unwind and really ease yourself into the beginning of a new semester. Hanging out with some good friends, and listening to some music while alcohol may be involved for those who are twenty-one or older. Overall, syllabus week is one that no one really forgets, as it is some final moments before the serious act of college beings anew.
5. The end of the semester.
I know what you are all thinking -- "how did we go from talking about all the fun experiences of a new semester, and end up talking about how finishing the semester is one of the best things than can happen?" Well to put it simply, finishing a semester of college and getting all the knowledge under your belt is such a refreshing feeling. It practically goes without saying that surviving the mayhem of midterms, final exams, and grade deciding projects is a reward all in itself. If anything, this may be the most anticipated part of the semester, next to finding out how your grade ended up when all is said and done.
Overall, every semester is full of things for each student to look forward to. No matter what they may be, good luck to all of those out there embarking on another semester of school.