Recently, Pura Vida hosted a dance where I was the DJ, but we didn’t get as many students at the dance as we would have liked to, and when it comes to dances, it’s true what they say: “The more the merrier!” I wrote this post in order to stress how important it is for students to attend events, and to remind them that the clubs here at Cabrini take the time to organize them for the student body and they get funding for these fun events.
Sometimes while we’re in college, it seems like we're going to be here forever, but we really won’t be. Four years go by pretty fast and sooner rather than later we will be graduated and facing adult life. It is likely that we will get nostalgic about our time in college and miss having so many friends around constantly, going to classes, and what life was like while we were on campus. That is why now we need to make the most out of it, live more in the present and use the resources around us to get a better experience from our college years.
Cabrini publishes a calendar each month with all the events that are going on around campus (and off) and there are at least 3 or 4 events each week. There are academic events, social-justice oriented events, student forums, sports games, fun activities, dance parties, and more. To not go to at least one of these a week, is to simply miss out. I believe every experience has something to offer us and that we can learn from each one of them. So put down your phone down for a moment, leave your dorm (your bed will be right there when you get back) tell some friends to go with you (the more the merrier) – or go by yourself, you can always meet new people – and head to whatever’s happening around campus.
The week after Thanksgiving has some interesting activities that you can go to and is a way get back into the campus spirit after having spent holidays home with your family. Like on November 27, where there will be a Painting with a Twist party where you can paint with your friends and also, if you’re older than 21 you can bring your own drink, how cool is that? The next day there will be a culture discussion, hosted by the Intercultural Student Organization, a student organization that I am part of, along with students from other countries. This event can bring you closer to other countries through the students that share the same Alma Mater as you, you can get to know more about their culture and how they’re learning about yours.
As a commuter, I cannot go to as many events as I would like, especially because I am not driving at the moment, but if I could I would. I feel like there is a lot happening on campus and I don’t want to miss out because I know that once I graduate, I’m going to miss the ‘college life’, so I try to go to as many events as I can because every time I do I have fun and I meet new people, and I also make memories. So, if you’re reading this and you’re a commuter, don’t let that stop you from participating, you will be surprised in how many experiences you’ll get just from trying to be more involved. Your future You will thank you for trying, and you will be grateful for all of the adventures you had while in college. Remember, they say that college years are the best of one’s life…prove the saying right, get more involved, be a part of the community, and hey, HAVE FUN!