Abound with opportunity
Published: Sunday, August 25, 2013
Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013 22:08
College is a time when you meet new people, join new clubs, and take part in new experiences. However, if you just spend all your time in your room watching Netflix, then you won’t be making full use of all the great experiences available on the UConn campus. The best way to make the most of your college experience is to get involved in different things. Clubs, organizations, groups are just a few options to explore. If you see anything on campus you’re interested in, just sign up. The best way to see what UConn has to offer is at the Involvement Fair, which occurs at the beginning of each semester. This semester’s involvement fair will take place Wednesday September 4 on Fairfield Way from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. This is the best place to join various academic, volunteer, performance, cultural, sporting, and special interest groups and explore what’s happens on campus outside of the classroom. There are hundreds of different clubs represented, and some of them even give out incentives including pens or water bottles for dropping by their tables and expressing interest.
Another way to get involved is to read the Daily Digest that students receive daily in their UConn e-mail. Even though many people may delete the email before opening it, if you spend a few seconds and glance through the different posts you’ll discover that there is a lot of information in the Daily Digest. Some of it is simply informational, but there are lots of free events and opportunities listed.
Another great resource to find out about cool events on campus are the announcements posted in residence halls. RA’s and Hall Directors spend a lot of time making sure their residents are aware of different events and most RA’s have bulletin boards where they post flyers for upcoming events. This is a convenient way to quickly see what’s happening.
Finally, don’t be afraid to show up to a meeting of a club or an organization you find interesting, even if it’s not the beginning of the semester. There’s nothing stopping you from just joining on the spot, most club officers are more than happy to fill you in on anything you may have missed and most organizations happily take members throughout the semester.
The popular phrase, “ College is what you make it” is true and the more involved you are, the better your college experience will be.