College is a unique experience filled with many great opportunities to try something new and expand your horizons. At this time in your life, new experiences are essential, both for personal growth and creating lifelong memories. Below, I have put together a list of 5 fun activities to try while you're a college student.
1. Attend a Midnight Movie Premiere
Midnight movie premieres are definitely something you should experience at least once during your college career! A midnight movie premiere is a great chance to experience the excitement of a hot new film and a fun event to attend with friends.
These premieres are especially awesome if you attend one for a blockbuster movie, such as Catching Fire (2013) from The Hunger Games trilogy. You'll likely see people dressed up and totally excited. For these kinds of films, it's important that you pre-order your tickets a few weeks ahead of time because they sell out fast! Additionally, you want to get there 2-3 hours early in order to ensure yourself a seat. It may seem like a long time to wait, but it will fly by with all the excitement.
2. Do a Charity Walk or Run
If you've never done a charity walk or run, college is the perfect time! You can go individually, or get a team of friends to all go together. I personally think going in a group is more fun and you can work together for fundraising!
3. Join a Club
Joining a club is a huge part of the college experience. As we talked about in our guide to getting involved on campus, there are hundreds of types of clubs to join, and you can try as many as you want. (Just be sure not to over-extend yourself or take on too much!)
Not only is joining a club fun and good for your resume, but it's also a great way to make new friends with similar interests. It's a win-win!
Not only is volunteering extremely fulfilling and fun, it also teaches you to put others before yourself. You may not have as much time to volunteer once you graduate and get a 9-5, so college is the perfect time to make a difference.
Volunteering is great because there are so many ways to do it. Bring friends or go alone! Spend a day or a weekend! Some places even have regular volunteer jobs for a few hours a week. There are also places where you can simply go any time - just make sure to call ahead. You can find places to volunteer by either searching volunteer databases or through people and organizations you know.
5. Take a Road Trip
Sometimes college can get stressful and tedious, so it's important that you take time to simply get away. Load up the car, make an awesome playlist, grab some of your closest friends, and drive!
For an amazing trip, check out our guide to planning a road trip, and our tips for traveling on a budget in college. You don't have to go far if you don't have much time, but just spending a day traveling can be a great experience. Make sure to bring a camera and document it all!
More Ideas for Things to Do in College:
Want even more ideas? See our list of things to add to your college bucket list!
What are your thoughts?
Have you done any of these things before? Do you have any more recommendations we should know about? What other activities are on your college bucket list? Let us know in the comments.