With about a month of the semester – and the school year – left to go, it’s time to start thinking about tying up any loose ends with classes and making lasting memories with friends. Think of this as a to-do list, or even a sort of bucket list if you will. For some of you, you’re counting the days until you can be reunited with friends from home or vacation with your family. But once you’re gone, you might find that you miss the home away from home you’ve made here at SU.
• Turn in any extra credit assignments if your grade looks like it could use a boost.
• Start thinking about finals and plan a study schedule. Begin working on any final projects or essays that you may have.
• Fill out the FAFSA. Yep, it’s that time of year again. If you want to be eligible for financial aid next year, make sure you get this done!
• Start thinking about what you’re going to do with all the stuff that’s accumulated in your room. You might want to ship some of it home early or secure a storage space.
• Start planning for summer jobs and internships! While lounging around your parents’ house all summer may seem ideal, you’ll get bored pretty quickly. Earn some extra cash from a summer job.
• Go for a walk. It’s starting to get a little warmer around ‘Cuse, so why not take the opportunity to explore the city while enjoying nature? Head to Westcott Street, have a picnic in Thornden Park, or even just explore the areas of campus you haven’t seen before. Check out ESF or take the hike up to the Mount if you haven’t yet.
• Relax on the quad. You might’ve seen people sleeping with their face in a textbook or chilling in hammocks before, but how many of you have actually taken the opportunity to do so yourself? Sure, everyone stares at you as they walk past – but who cares? Get out of the stuffy library and study outside. Just make sure the grass is dry first!
• Do something you’ve wanted to do all year, but haven’t yet. Maybe you’ve always wanted to see a play, try pilates, or visit somewhere in the city. You don’t want to leave campus with any regrets, no matter how small they may be.
• Check out your new room! By now most of you should’ve selected your rooms for next year. Head on over to your new dorm or apartment, knock, and ask whoever lives there now to let you in for a quick tour. Trust me; they’ll probably be friendly and willing to help you out.
By Caleigh Gran