Winter break has come to an end and the spring semester has begun.
Start off by reconnecting with friends you have not seen all break. You can visit the Red Zone in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) to hang out together and have a good time.
As the semester progresses it becomes harder to find time to spend with friends. Enjoy the time while you have it.
Do not think of school as a place that is just for learning and getting a degree. Think of it as the place where you gather necessary skills you can take with you anywhere.
College is not just for that piece of paper in the end. It is also for the memories you make along the way and the community.
Use this semester as a time on which you will look back fondly.
Get involved on campus by going to the Student Involvement & Services (SIS) Fair Jan. 28 from 6-8 p.m. on the first floor of the CUB. This event introduces students to the variety of different organizations they can join.
The campus offers many organizations students can choose from. Joining an organization can help you gain new friendships and experiences.
You can also attend some of the events the campus has throughout the semester.
The Activities Programs Board (APB) has events geared to students who want to relax such as zen garden and bingo night.
The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center houses performances by musicians, comedians and more. Students can go to these performances for a fun time away from classes.
Not everything at school has to be academic. Allow yourself time to rest and enjoy being a college student.
Very few people look forward to pausing their Netflix binges and returning to classes. But look at the bright side, at the end of the journey comes a degree that will open many doors and will allow you to pay for your own Netflix subscription.
Nobody expects you to be completely in the zone at the beginning of the semester so try to ease yourself into it.
Do not let the beginning of the semester bring you down. Go to class, meet new people and get that degree.