Campus life is not just about studying. There are a lot of activities out there for the modern college student to take advantage of. Participating in activities can provide welcome relief from the daily grind of classes. These activities can energize you and help you make new friends. Here are some of the great campus activities you can enjoy.

Orientation Events

If you’re a new student, you should take advantage of the orientation events many schools offer. This can include barbecues, movie nights, dances, and other events to help you get to know your fellow new students. College can be a little scary the first few months, these events often help ease the transition and introduce you to other new students who are in the same boat as you.

Intramural Sports

There are a wide variety of sports you can enjoy on campus, usually including: Softball, flag football, volleyball, basketball and more. You can form a team of fellow students, or if you’re on your own, have the organizers put you on a team. No need to be intimidated, students are usually grouped according to skill level.

Special Lectures

Colleges often bring in guest speakers to give lectures that anyone can attend. These lecturers often come from all walks of life. They may be popular celebrities, famous scientists, or star athletes. Keep your eyes open for interesting people who may be coming in to give a talk on campus.


Many musicians, especially young, energetic ones, love to give concerts on college campuses. Take a look in your college newsletter or on the bulletin board for the latest hot young rock, rap, or alternative band that might be coming through.


There’s often a lot to explore in the area surrounding your school, be it an urban, suburban, or rural environment. It can sometimes be intimidating to try to take on the adventure yourself, so most schools provide guided tours of the local areas of interest. This is another great way to learn more about your school and the community around it with some of your new friends.

Organizations and Clubs

There are a ton of organizations and clubs on campus. and there have got to be at least one or two out there for you. Keep an eye out for the club fair that usually goes on early in the semester. That’s where you’ll learn about all the different clubs and organizations and what they have to offer. You can sign up to receive more information later, or just take note of where they meet or who you need to talk to later to learn more.

Community Outreach

Giving back to the local community can be a fun and meaningful way to be a part of campus life. You’ll learn a lot, bond with fellow students, and create a positive environment for learning. Connecting with the people who live where you study can also help you gain a fuller understanding of your surroundings.

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