6 Ways Summer Students Can Make the Most of Memorial Day
Memorial Day is the official kick-off of summer for many students and the last day of freedom for those starting summer school. While everyone is out grilling and swimming on Memorial Day, summer students are haunted by the thought of 8 a.m. classes and long study sessions. As bittersweet as this long holiday weekend can be for summer students, it does give you an opportunity to prepare for your upcoming classes and take care of other priorities. Here are six ways summer students can make the most of Memorial Day.
Get your school supplies:
Need a new notebook, backpack, or pens before school starts? Don’t delay! Head over to your local Walmart, Target, or grocery store on Memorial Day to pick up some much-needed school supplies. Even though most college bookstores won’t be open on Memorial Day, you can still order your textbooks and school supplies online.
One of the most productive things you can do in preparation for summer school is read ahead in your classes. If you already have your syllabuses and textbooks, you can knock out a week’s worth of reading or homework assignments and be ahead of the game. But don’t get too ahead of yourself or you might end up forgetting some important details.
Many will agree that the best way to spend a long holiday weekend is to just relax and enjoy your day off. Whether it’s sitting on the couch all day watching movies, laying out by the pool, or going fishing with friends, Memorial Day is your day to kick back and do whatever you enjoy. The next few months are going to be pretty busy, so there’s no harm in spending your Memorial Day catching some Z’s and laying low before the stress and early mornings set in.
Maybe you hosted a Memorial Day party, or maybe you haven’t put away that stack of clothes or done the dishes in over a week. Whatever your excuse is, it is time to clean up your house and get organized before classes start. Once you get your room in order and organize your belongings, a huge weight will be lifted off your shoulders and you’ll feel better prepared to tackle summer school.
Find your classes beforehand:
Remember your first day of college when you walked around campus aimlessly looking for the English building only to show up 20 minutes late to class? Don’t make another rookie mistake by getting lost on the first day of summer school. Know where you’re going before you get to campus and the rest of your day will be smooth sailing. Head up to campus on Memorial Day and map out your classes so you know exactly where to go and how long it’s going to take to get to and from class.
Look for an internship or job:
It’s not too late to secure a summer job or internship, and Memorial Day is a great time to start searching and applying for these exciting opportunities. You can spend your holiday researching and applying online, or you can simply go up to campus to check out different job and internship postings. Use this free time to network and get your name out there.