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Old 02-14-2014, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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These first two questions are in the past tense, if you're in college currently then the present tense can be assumed.

Did you party in college? (If so, how often?)

Do you wish you would've partied more/less than you did?

What are the best activities/ways to have good social life in college?
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:24 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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These first two questions are in the past tense, if you're in college currently then the present tense can be assumed.

Did you party in college? (If so, how often?)

Do you wish you would've partied more/less than you did?

What are the best activities/ways to have good social life in college?
1-2 times per week

No. It was the right amount. Summers I partied more, but I had less responsibilities then.

Find clubs that interest you. If you are into the outdoors, or think you might like to be, many universities have a club that hikes, canoes, camps; if you're a gamer join the gaming club, etc. Also, be friendly, fun, and accepting of people that you meet, even if they aren't like the kids you hang with in high school.

If you think you might be interested in something, try it. If it's not for you, you'll know pretty quick. So you move on.

You will probably live in the dorms, and they are ready made for meeting people and partying. Just don't be the person that always needs a babysitter when you drink.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:59 PM
 
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I usually went out 2-3 times a week. I think it was the right amount as it still allowed me to get my work done and graduate with honors. I probably could have went out a little more, but I'm happy with my college experience.

Best way to have a good social life is to get involved. Find a social club or two that matches your interests and get involved. Also, find another organization or two related to your major and join them. Just don't overdo it and try to be a member of every club. You'll get burnt out and end up dropping all of them. I found that out the hard way. In the end, I stuck with three and I was very involved in them, took leadership positions and made good friends with other members. The people I met in the club related to my major became some of my best friends, and I always went out with them.

Also, don't say no to anything, except heroin. One of my professors told me that my freshman year and it really stuck with me. College is a time to try new things. Go to events you never thought you'd go to. Hang out with people you never thought you'd hang out with. Try everything, see what you like and make friends with people who like the same stuff. You never know what you'll end up liking. Go out, have fun and make memories because the real world isn't nearly as easygoing and fun.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:04 PM
 
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I don't party nor do I drink. There's always the movie theatre, game hub, and rec center.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:06 PM
 
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These first two questions are in the past tense, if you're in college currently then the present tense can be assumed.

Did you party in college? (If so, how often?)

Do you wish you would've partied more/less than you did?

What are the best activities/ways to have good social life in college?


1. I do party, usually Friday and Saturday nights, and I'll go out to do stuff during the week

2. I'm content with the amount of partying that I do

3. I've learned to get involved, there are so many on campus activities, you just have to go don't wait for a friend, THAT is how you socialize. Look into special interest groups; I'm in FEA which is Future Educators Association, I'm also in OLAS- Organization of Latin American Students and I attend events for Omega Phi Beta, because I am considering Pledging.

Also, be friendly. I spend close to no time in my room because I'm always hanging out with the guys upstairs or down the hall. In my experience you will find that the people you are closest to will be in your building because that's who you will hang out with when you're snowed in and the people who you'll want to go to McDonalds with at 3am.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:13 AM
 
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These first two questions are in the past tense, if you're in college currently then the present tense can be assumed.

Did you party in college? (If so, how often?)

Do you wish you would've partied more/less than you did?

What are the best activities/ways to have good social life in college?
1.Not really. 2. No. 3. Parties do not equal social life. Read that again. A couple of times if need be.

The purpose of college is to become educated. Not to party.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:14 AM
 
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Did you party in college? (If so, how often?)
Yes I partied in college. Usually on the weekends.

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Do you wish you would've partied more/less than you did?
I was happy with my life in college. If I had partied in the middle of the week I probably wouldn't have been able to graduate.

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What are the best activities/ways to have good social life in college?
Get involved in things that interest you. When I was in college I sang in the choir and played intramural sports. I met lots of people doing those things. You don't have to do every activity available but most schools have a wide variety of activities and clubs.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:18 AM
 
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1.Not really. 2. No. 3. Parties do not equal social life. Read that again. A couple of times if need be.

The purpose of college is to become educated. Not to party.
I agree with your last statement but many young people are able to party on the weekends and still become educated. Just because someone parties in college that does not mean partying is the purpose of being there. Not everyone has to party in college but there are plenty of students who manage to party and still obtain an education.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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I'm 4 years out of undergrad.

I didn't party, nor did I regret it. In fact, it was a priority to me that I went to a college where the red solo cup look would get more eye rolls than excitement.

That's not to say I didn't drink, but the parties that were more common at my school were pub trivia or dinner parties with wine. The majority of people only drank at Halloween and senior week.

Having a good social life is easy in college. Join 2 or 3 clubs/activities, stick to them, and get really involved.
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Connecticut/ON, Canada
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1) I partied a little. Last big one I wound up having too many weed brownies that were very strong and got everyone sick. Last time I barhopped I wound up in the drunk tank. I'm not one for big parties. I mostly had a few friends over and drank and had more fun with that.

2) I'm fine as is. Like I said, not a huge partier. I prefer just hanging with a few friends and getting drunk with them.

3) I never had time for many activities. Animation is too busy of a major. I mostly talked to my friends while working, and sometimes we'd take a day off a week to go do something (drink, draw at the zoo, wing night, movie) to relax. Most of the socialization occurred in the studio at school itself, which may seem sad to some but most of us are ok with it. We'd sometimes do things in the studio together, such as bring instruments and jam or order pizza/KFC/chinese haha.
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