Hello Riverhawks! In our last blog we had mentioned that college will be a lot of fun, well lets expand on what you can do at UML! While the main purpose of college is to get you educated, you should definitely have fun because that leads to the best memories! And college should be memorable…Right?

1. Join a club! This is pretty straightforward. There are an ABUNDANCE of clubs here at UML, if there is something that interests you remotely then we probably have a club for you. For example, did you know there is a coffee club? I bet you didn’t, but yep we have one. They get together, drink coffee, and talk coffee, how great is that? Just head over to www.uml.edu/clubs to get a full list of the clubs that you can choose from!

Now, if there isn’t a club for an interest that you have, you can easily get a new club up and running. All you have to do is get you and 9 friends that want to start this club and head over to the office of student engagement in University Crossing, they will guide you with the rest of the process but then eventually you will be rewarded with your own club! Woo-hoo!

2. Go to events! There is always something going on on-campus and you should definitely take part in them. While you will see posters advertising certain events, scattered throughout campus, the easiest way to find out what events are going on is to download the Corq app on your smartphone, this lists every event and orders it by date and time! These events can be as simple as a presentation all the way to a sporting event. Oh, I should mention that sporting events are AMAZING so do yourself a favor and go to some!

3. Get active! If you love physical activity, there are quite a variety of things that you can take part in. Register yourself for an intramural tournament and be prepared to have lots of fun. Remember, these tournaments have different levels, so even beginners can play and still have fun. If you want a different type of commitment that is active, consider a club sport. Similarly to regular clubs, there are a variety of club sports to choose from. Heck, we even have a Quidditch team! So definitely check them out!

All in all, college is what YOU make of it, and getting involved can enhance that experience tremendously. Do not be afraid to try something new because you may never know how much you love it. While I only listed 3 kinds of activities, there are definitely many more things that you can do. So get out there Riverhawks, and have some fun!

Upperclassmen advice of the week:
“Being involved on campus has been great for me, it gave me confidence that I never had before and it allowed me to make more friends. Every new student should push themselves to get involved!”
– Leissy M. Junior, Biology major