The Ultimate College Bucket List

By Amanda Gabriel
Elm Staff Writer

Regardless of whether you are a freshman or are going to be a senior next fall, every student has thought about what they want to accomplish while attending college. Most of these goals include graduating, acing finals, and getting the “full college experience,” but what about the not-so-obvious? College bucket lists are a great way to add some extra memories to your time at Washington College and help you feel accomplished. Below are a few ideas to help get your list started.
1. Study Abroad. Almost every alumnus will tell you that their best experience was studying abroad, and if they chose not to travel to another country for a few weeks to a semester, they will tell you it was their biggest regret. Although living in another country for a few months may seem intimidating, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. You can make new friends, experience new cultures, and if you choose to do the tuition exchange program, the cost would equate to about the same as the cost of attending WC for a semester.
2. Volunteer. Volunteering is another great way to experience new things and meet new people, and giving to others always makes you feel great. There are numerous ways to get involved with the community.
3. Attend a sports game on campus. Nothing beats the energy you feel surrounded by fellow College students in the bleachers. Attending a sports game is a must-do while attending a college to share and feel that WC pride.
4. Go on a road trip. The location of campus gives students easy access to surrounding cities such as D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. If you don’t have a car, take the shuttles with friends and experience something new for the day.
5. Make the Dean’s List. Enjoying yourself and having fun are major parts of any student’s college experience, but setting academic goals can be rewarding as well. Making the Dean’s List or even acing that chem final can leave you feeling radiant right before winter or summer break.
6. Visit another campus. Seeing the dynamics of another college or university is another must. Hit up your old friends and surprise them with a visit for the weekend to not only catch up with them, but also get a feel for their life at a different location.
7. Join a club. Getting involved with campus does not only have to be related to volunteering. Keep your eye out at the next club fair or look for flyers that advertise different organizations. You may find something new that you’ve never tried, and end up loving it.

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