It’s Friday night, and you’re broke. Now what? Have no fear. You can still have fun, and arguably, you may create some of your best college memories from the nights when you have no plans and very limited funds. Here’s what you can do to turn a night of solo Netflix binging into an unforgettable memory.
1. Explore the City
If you attend college in a large city with numerous public spaces, get together with a group of friends, and go experience the hustle and bustle of the city. This is one of the best ways to fellowship with friends after a long week. Plus, this option is super chill, so there’s no need to dress up or be uncomfortable.
This one kind of goes hand-in-hand with #1, but it can be done anywhere. Whether you’re on campus out and about, one of the funniest things you can do is simply to observe. People watching is especially hilarious if you’re in a big city. You’ll see things that absolutely command uncontrollable laughter.
3. Free Events
One of the best things about being a college is that those who’ve already been through college understand the struggle. Campuses often host free events, such as movie nights, “block” parties, performances, etc. that don’t require you to spend a dime. Likewise, many cities and college towns offer student discounts at certain events when you present your student ID.
4. Host Movie/Game Night
Whether you live in a dorm or an apartment, movie or game night is always a good idea. Just grab a bunch of your favorite snacks, movies, and games, and get together in a common area. Believe it or night, entertainment rooms in dorms are often empty during the weekend, so they’re not too hard to snatch for a great time with friends.
5. Man Hunt
This is one seriously chaotic. During my freshman year in college, a manhunt game was hosted twice. Hundreds of people running in multiple directions at once? Yeah, maybe not such a good idea, but that’s what makes it hilarious. There’s absolutely nothing like embarrassing yourself in front of everyone.
6. Have a Seat
No, seriously. Grab a set of speakers and appoint someone to “aux cord” duty. Great music, a couple things to munch on, and your close friends make for a ton of unexpected fun. Having nothing to do will cause you to reminisce, and in turn, you’ll get some good laughs in over the past.