College bucket list: 75 activities for students to engage in There are many opportunities and experiences you should take advantage of before graduating, whether you’re a freshman or a senior. That’s why I came up with a list of 75 things to do at college for you!
Academics, Campus Life, Financial Aid, Career, Adulting, Self-Care, and Random are the categories I’ve divided everything into (because sometimes the best things in life dont fit into a category). I’d love to know how many items you’ve crossed off your college bucket list so far once you’ve read through them all.
ACADEMICS 1. Develop efficient time management skills (for more information on how to achieve this, visit Stress-Free Scheduling!).
2. Make an academic plan
3. Enroll in a class on a subject that generally doesn’t interest you.
4. Enroll in a course on personal finance
5. Take the initiative on a team project.
6. Give a class presentation.
7. Pay your teachers a visit at least once per semester during office hours.
8. Recognize the correct way to reference sources
9. Plan your study time.
10. Finish your investigation and submit your results.
11. Design and carry out a survey
12. Spend at least one semester on the Dean’s List.
Receive an A on a test (use my tips for getting as in college )
14. Acquire a second language
15. Participate in a sporting event.
Attend a tailgate
17. Join a club or group on campus
18. Go to an unplanned campus event (i.e. movie night, etc.)
19. Take part in intramural activities
Make it a point to get to know your neighbors (20).
Take pictures of the iconic statues and landmarks near your school.
22. Snap a snapshot with the mascot of your school.
23. Become familiar with your school’s battle songs and anthem
24. Attend a group exercise class at local community center.
25. Have lunch or dinner with a complete stranger.
Attend a lecture on a subject you are either unfamiliar with or very little about.
27. Host an unexpected party in your dormitory.
FINANCIAL AID 28. Submit a scholarship application
29. Submit an FAFSA each year.
30. Consult a financial assistance advisor to determine if there are any untapped funding sources.
31. Recognize the conditions of your student loans (including interest rates, repayment options, etc.)
Work at an internship or part-time employment as a career 32
Attend a networking occasion.
34. Write a skilled résumé
35. Develop your cover letter writing skills
36. Become proficient at writing thank-you letters to future employers.
37. Attend at least one practice interview.
38. Work on your public speaking capabilities
39. Offer to volunteer on your own or with a group.
40. Create a credible LinkedIn profile
41. Do some research on prospective employers you’d like to work for following graduation.
42. Acquire the ability to bargain a starting wage.
43. Plan and carry out a formal informational interview.
44. Utilize your career center’s personality test (or take this free one online)
ADULT 45. Establish a budget (use this free college budget template to get started)
46. Understand the fundamentals of investing
47. Begin establishing credit.
48. Recognize your credit score
49. Check your free AnnualCreditReport.com credit reports.
50. Start paying back your education loans (if you have them)
51. Be able to wash and tidy your garments properly.
52. Prepare and submit your own tax returns.
53. Accept at least one job providing child care.
Schedule your doctor’s visits and keep them.
Exercise at least three times per week as part of self-care.
56. Enroll in a self-defense course
57. Invite your buddies over for a movie night.
Eat more veggies, number 58.
59. Enjoy a spa day.
60. Spend five minutes or more each day in meditation.
ADDITIONAL COLLEGE BUCKET LIST IDEA 61. Put your phone away for a day
62. For 24 hours, refrain from checking social media.
63. Start a home improvement task
64. Acquire tire-changing skills
65. Acquire meal-planning skills
One year, host Friendsgiving.
67. During one of the breaks, take your friends on a road trip.
68. Pay a pal a visit at a different university.
69. Produce a video in 1 Second Everyday to record your activities.
70. Read a book that is not assigned in class.
71. Locate the top pizza joint
72. Construct and wear a semester-long capsule wardrobe.
73. Attempt a fresh hairdo
Fill a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child (74).
75. Launch a blog (read this post to learn how to get started)
What else would you put on your bucket list for college?