The months between winter break and summer can sometimes feel long. If you’re a freshman, your first few weeks of the school year are full of excitement for your new school and new experiences. You get to look forward to football games, meeting new friends, tailgating, and so much more! After you get settled in, you get to look forward to Thanksgiving break. And then, before you know it, it’s time to pack your bags and head back home for a month-long winter break. All these moments and more can make the fall semester go by in a breeze.
The spring semester, on the other hand, can begin to feel much longer. Your excitement has begun to wear off and it can be hard to see the positives that might come from a new semester. To make this time a little easier, here are some things I am looking forward to in the new semester!
New classes can be exciting, especially if you’re enrolled in a class or two that really interests you. New classes also bring new professors and new classmates. I always look forward to meeting my professors on the first day of classes. They really set the stage for what the semester might be like. The first day of classes in the fall was nerve-wracking because I didn’t know anyone in my classes, but now that I have been on campus for a few months, I am excited to have classes with my friends and meet some new ones.
Of course, every student looks forward to time off from school. Just like the fall semester has Thanksgiving break, the spring semester has spring break. Lots of college students make plans for spring break, whether that’s going somewhere warm with friends, spending time with family, or planning a few fun activities! Luckily for us, spring break is right in the middle of the semester, just 8 weeks from the start. This provides students with a good break to catch up on some class work and spend some time relaxing.
If you’re anything like me, the winter season is not your favorite. The start of a new semester means that warmer weather is on its way. I am excited to trade in my hat and gloves for some shorts and tank tops. Warm weather also means there are more places to study outside. Studying outside is always more enjoyable for me than sitting inside.
New Sports Seasons!
The spring semester means there are some new sports that will be starting their seasons soon. If you’re a fan of a spring sport, you get to look forward to watching the Hawkeyes play soon. A few teams that will be starting their seasons soon are the softball and baseball teams, the golf teams, tennis, track and field, and women’s rowing. Students have access to free tickets to all these events, so make sure to reserve yours soon if you’re interested in going and cheering on the Hawks!
End of Another School Year!
Even students who enjoy school look forward to the end of the year. Summer is a great time to step away from the books and recharge for another year. If you’re a freshman like me, summer will single the end of your first year of college. This is such a positive moment to look forward to!