Are you getting ready for college? If so, you will definitely enjoy these tips of things you must do while in your first year of college. You might be on a budget. Or, you might have all the money in the world but still not sure of all the things you can do while in college. The truth is that there are so many fun activities you can enjoy and still keep good grades.
Find Local Grocery Stores
Every college student knows how to save money. A grocery store nearby is mandatory to be able to eat. Not only will you want to find a grocery store, think about clipping coupons as well. There is nothing worse than having no money for food. When these times happen, clip your coupons to save extra money. The best way to know you have a good grocery store is if it is in walking distance from your dorm.
Save Money by Using the Internet for Deals
Even college kids need clothes, accessories, electronics, and everything else in the book. When these days come, go to Cheap Today to find the latest deals available. If you are looking for a sale, Cheap Today will have just about every deal you could possibly need. Just because your a college student doesn’t mean you can’ be dressed for success!
Eat Out for Less
If you love to eat out, check out Groupon. You will find local eateries that post fantastic deals. If you get their daily deal via email, you can save a ton of money! Whether you want to go to a concert, eat out, or just get a facial– learn how to save money as a college student.
Get involved Fast
The quicker you get involved in activities, the sooner you are going to make friends. Don’t worry about knowing anyone your first day at college. If your in a dorm room, you probably have already met your roommate. Good or bad, you may be desperate for new friends. Get involved with a local church, sports, fraternity, drama, or anything that can help you meet other people.
Buy Used Books
Every college student knows to save money where ever they can. If you can buy used books, do. It will save you a fortune and you will be able to resell your books once you finish the class. Many times professors have their own requirements that often prohibit you from buying used books. Just make sure to check and see what the requirements are before you purchase the books. Go to Campus Books to buy used or new college books. The more you can save money on your college books, the better off you will be!
Check Out Professors for Each Class
If you haven’t gotten a quirky professor, you probably will in college. Be prepared by finding out about your professors, before you get to class. One way you can do this is by asking around. There is always someone who’s had the professor and knows the ends and outs to getting through his class. Be prepared and ask around. People are usually nice and will help you. Besides, everyone has a story. Get them talking and you will learn all about your upcoming class.
Make Good Use of Cafeteria
If your a college student, you probably aren’t loaded with money. Utilize every opportunity you can to save money. Sadly, the cafeteria is a great way to eat while in college. The food is cheap and you can fill up.
Must have Have Microwave, Mini Fridge
Some days you just don’t want to get out of the dorm. Since money is tight, you might not have enough money to order out. So… do what college kids do and have a microwave in the dorm room to heat up food. Macaroni and Cheese is a favorite!
Go to College Sporting Events
The joy of being in college has something to do with sporting events, I know. If you aren’t into sports you might not agree but sports creates the atmosphere for college. There is nothing like rooting for your team when the game is tied, with seconds to go. You will never be more proud to go to that college than in those final moments. Of course, it does help if you win!
Get to Know your Neighbors
College life can be lonesome if you don’t have friends. Take the time in the first weeks in the dorm to really get to know those around you. You might find you have some awesome people around you that become your closest friends. Don’t worry about being shy. Knowing your neighbors can be helpful because you might not like everyone you meet. You can learn who to stay away from and you are your greatest friends.
Don’t Skip Classes
Classes really does matter. We all know this and at one point, everyone has skipped a class. On those times where you do skip class, make sure to get the notes. As a rule, try to not skip classes if at all possible.
Schedule Classes Together
You will want to schedule classes together because if they are all together, you can get all your classes out of the way. If you have classes two hours apart, it can be difficult to make all your classes. Save yourself the hassle and schedule them all together.
Call Home Once a Week
Every mom wants to know her child is doing all right. Save your mom the endless worry by calling home once a week. Don’t worry. If you can’t call, send an email or letter. There are so many easy ways for us to stay connected now, it’s as easy as 1-2-3.