So, You're Living On Campus For The Summer? You'll Have A Blast

So, You're Living On Campus For The Summer? You'll Have A Blast

Sure it's a ghost town, but there are great things about spending the summer here.

Time moves too fast. I blinked and I'm officially a senior in college. College is amazing and the absolute time of my life, although the older I get the more I appreciate spending time at home with my family. This summer will be the first living in my college town for the summer. Although there are many pros to this, there comes a lot of cons, too, such as not living with my family every day.

To lighten the mood, here are 10 pros I get to embarrass living by myself in my college town for the summer.

1. Late nights = loads of fun

Sure, my parents enjoy some drinks, but they don't party like we do at Bowling Green State University. After work, I can head to the bars with my friends who have chosen to stay here too which... is always a good night.

2. Nice walking weather

If you're confused by this, it's okay. In college, most people usually walk everywhere. This can suck in the cold months, but since it's summer the weather is beautiful and perfect to walk anywhere at any time.

3. Summer classes

Since I'll be living right next to my university, I'll have great resources, buildings, staff, etc. to make my summer classes easier than they are. At home, I usually find it hard to concentrate on anything related to school. Now that I'll be living at school, I'll have an easier time completing them.

4. Internship opportunities

Since we're talking about school, spending my summer at my university is also amazing due to internship opportunities. Not only will I be learning, but getting professional experiences I need to get me one step closer to graduation and a career.

5. Living with my best friends

Did I mention I'll be living in a house with my besties? Nothing beats that or the fun we're about to have for the rest of the year.

6. Work, work, work

Rihanna has said it in the past, but work is a positive part of this summer living at college, too. I need money to live, therefore I work a lot. During the fall and spring semester, it's difficult to work full time because of the workload from school. With full-time schooling out of the way, I get the opportunity to work full time, which means money.

7. Me-time

I love spending time with myself. Not only is it relaxing, but it allows myself to gather thoughts, think about my future, etc. Living at college during the summer may get lonely at times, but I will get time to myself to relax which is a great thing. Mental health is important to me, so taking time out of my day to personally relax is definitely an advantage I'm pleased with.

8. Organizing my house ahead of time

As I mentioned before, I'll be living in a house with all of my best friends. Most of them won't be moving in till August before the start of the fall semester. Because of this, I'll get the time with my other roommate to organize our home and decorate it throughout the summer. This will make it our home. By the time summer is over, we'll be more than ready to have the rest of the gang moved into our organized, cute, homey-house.

9. Come and go as I please

Since I'll be living in my own house, I won't have to answer to "Where are you going?" "When will you be home?" or "Where have you been?" I can come and go as I please, even if it means leaving at 3 a.m. to make a Taco Bell run. (Sorry Mom & Dad)

10. Living my last summer at college

It sounds odd, but this is a positive point. This is officially my last summer as an undergrad. Why not make the most out of my college career and enjoy my time here while I can? I know I'm sure going to miss it once it's over!

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College. The true test of how well you're able to balance sleep, school, and a social life all at once. Each student knows this struggle all too well, but nursing students are forced to take this juggling act to the extreme. Between early morning clinicals, studying, homework, PrepUs, and care plans there is barely any time left to have a social life, or let alone sleep. To prove the struggle, here are 13 things that all nursing majors know too well.

1. How all the professors acted during your first week of nursing school

2. When your clinical instructor makes you arrive at 6 a.m. sharp every week and stay until 4 p.m.

3. When your professors schedule two tests in the same week along with 25 PrepU quizzes

4. When your test answer was correct but not the MOST correct

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6. When you somehow find time to go out but don't know how to dress in something other than scrubs

7. When your patient presses the call light for the 100th time in the last 10 minutes

8. When your clinical instructor lets you pass meds and start an IV all in the same day

9. How you feel when your patient says, "You're going to be a great nurse someday!"

10. When your friends get upset that you can never hang out with them anymore

11. When you argue with your professor on a test question and earn the whole class points back

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High School Seniors Should Be Excited For College, Not Scared

Even though it seems stressful and it is a big new place, it will be some of the best memories you will have for life.


Going into the summer after my high school graduation, all I could think about was college, and how I was going to prepare to go to a new school and move away from home. Just know, it is not as stressful as you prepare yourself for it to be. You don't need to worry about not having any friends or not knowing how to get to all the different buildings because you have to remember everyone else on campus has been in the exact same position you are in, and there are tons of people on campus to help you.

One of the things I was most worried about was classes and how to know which classes to take. My advice is to go to counseling and plan out your classes before you register. Planning out classes will drastically help you stay on track and the counselors will help you make a balanced schedule that you can actually handle.

Another piece of advice would be to not bring as much stuff for your dorm as you think you will need. By all means, bring the essential things that you will need, but remember a dorm room is very small and you share it with another person. You won't have a ton of space for extra stuff and you want to have space to move around and actually live in your dorm.

Finally, if you are concerned about meeting people and making friends, just try and be as outgoing and open as possible. Everyone else in the dorms is just as nervous as you are too meet people, it really helps to try to branch out. Joining clubs or greek life also helps you meet people around campus with common interests as you.

College is not something to be scared of. Even though it seems stressful and it is a big new place, it will be some of the best memories you will have for life.


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