Find Fun Free Fabulous Things to Do in College
Most college students have to watch their entertainment budgets very carefully. It’s no fun, the first time you realize that you can’t afford to go to a concert or on a vacation that you covet. But there is a lot of free fun to be found on and around campus. HuffPo.com recently did a roundup on the four places for college students to find some surefire fun and free entertainment.
1. Start with your dorm.
Living in a dorm is an easy way to locate free activities. Dorm boards or resident hall advisors (R.A’s) hold free events to help students meet. Though Ohio University student Charlotte Thyne now lives off campus, she remembers the events her hall counsel put on. “The dorms put on events occasionally. We had movie nights, free tie-dying days and root beer pong tournaments.”
Northern Kentucky University student Christine Menchen also recalls attending a few dorm events. “We got to join intramural sports and had movie nights and ice cream socials. Also, sand volleyball was a big thing that all the dorms would do,” Menchen said.
Not only are the majority of dorm events free, but they are also great ways to make memories and bond with your fellow dorm mates. This happened to Mason Baumgartner of Boyce College. “There was a late-night game of capture the flag we did with our sister hall on campus. It was great,” recalled Baumgartner.
2. Look around campus.
You do not have to live on campus to find something free to do. Campuses also hold free events for all students. Check out the free sporting events offered on your campus. “Basketball, football and volleyball games are free at OU,” commented Thyne.
Sporting events not free? Try the student union. “They put on events like mini circuses at the student center,” said Thyne.
“There are concerts and art shows at NKU. At the beginning of the year we hold a lot of fun activities like dueling pianists, and hypnotists,” said Menchen.
Baumgartner suggested trying to find free activities in your campus recreation center. At Boyce “the recreation center provides a variety of activities, such as a game room with a Wii and a carpet ball table, a pool with a hot tub, a basketball court, an open gym and a racquetball area,” said Baumgartner.
In addition to events at the student center, look for unique opportunities offered by your campus. “Each student gets a scholarship for a free conference on campus. There are normally around three or four conferences a semester,” said Baumgartner.
Watch for emails or advertisements around campus to find these free events.
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