Crazy Busy + The Real Life of a College Student

Hope I find all of you in good physical and mental health! I am going to let you all in to a secret of mine when it comes to balancing academics, extracurricular, and your health while being a student at Indiana University Bloomington. Now, I know a lot of you have already taken some midterms and others of you are going to take them. Just remember that they are only a part of your grade and there are other grades to bolster that A+ or high GPA you have always wanted in life. Never forget that each midterm is usually worth at least 15% or more of your final grades so study smart and hard for them when the time comes.

I don’t know about you all, but I have been inundated with semester projects and other non-major exam assignments that have almost made me go nuts. My dedication in working out nearly every day at the SRSC has given me an outlet to de-stress and dedicate time in taking care of my overall personal well being (physical and mental). All of you should take some time out of studying to go eat out with friends and attend campus events allowing you to develop friendships along with camaraderie with fellow students here on campus. Many of you have probably gotten involved with local campus organizations already, but if you haven’t already due to a heavy course load or time management issues it’s never to late to get involved with any of the 750+ organizations here at Indiana University Bloomington. Know that everyone has a limit as to how much they can do as a single student because we all are humans and need to rest and recuperate every night in order to function properly the next day.

Here are a few quick campus events that have gone on around campus since August 15th (recap):

  1. Welcome Week 2012 (campus and dorm events) – August 15th to 19th
  2. Flavors of 4th Street (International Food Festival) – August 24th
  3. 2012 Student Involvement Fair – August 29th
  4. Bloomington Festival of the Arts and Crafts – September 3rd to 4th
  5. Green Day’s American Idiot Musical (1st auditorium season show) – September 5th
  6. SPEA Undergraduate Student Association Involvement Fair – September 5th
  7. Big Red Eats Green (And Bikes) – September 6th
  8. GLOWFEST 2012 – September 14th
  9. Freshman Family Weekend 2012 – September 14th to 16th
  10. 2012 Fall Career and Internship Fair – September 19th
  11. Lotus World Music and Arts Festival – September 20th to 23rd
  12. SPEA Career Expo – September 27th

Now, here is a list of future events that will occur on campus before Christmas break rolls around (recap):

  1. 13th Annual Hoosiers Outrun Cancer – September 29th
  2. Homecoming Week 2012 – October 1st to 7th
    1. Nearly Naked Mile – October 1st
    2. Spirit Day – October 2nd
    3. Ultimate Hoosier – October 2nd
    4. IU’s Got Talent – October 3rd
    5. Lights! Camera! Action! Alumni Career Panel – October 4th
    6. Free Concert (South Jordan featuring Zach Majors) – October 5th
    7. Residence Hall Alumni Association Reunion (RHAA) Weekend
      1. Briscoe Residence Center Tour and Reception – October 5th
      2. Hoosier Village – October 6th
      3. Homecoming Football game vs. Michigan State – October 6th
      4. Briscoe RHAA Awards Ceremony – October 7th
  3. Campus Fall Break – October 12th to 14th
  4. IMU Fall Festival – October 16th
  5. Themester Lecture (Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs) – October 18th
  6. JB5K Color Me Run – October 20th
  7. Indiana University Dance Marathon 2012 – October 26th to 28th
  8. Parents Weekend 2012 – November 2nd to 4th
  9. General Election 2012 – November 6th
  10. Campus Thanksgiving Break – November 16th to 25th
  11. Week before Finals – December 3rd to 9th
  12. Finals Week – December 10th to 14th
  13. Christmas Break – December 15th to January 6th

Have an amazing semester all you Hoosiers!

About The Author
Kevin KingProud Hoosier Alumni, Warsaw IN, Class of 2015

Hello! I am known as Kevin to many of my fellow peers, friends, and family.

I am a recent college graduate of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington, with duel minors in Political Science and International Studies along with a Political & Civic Engagement certificate.

My college life was filled with academics and extracurricular activities, but especially as a senior.  I was heavily involved with the following campus organizations/departments: Residential Programs & ServicesFirst Year Experience, Student Peace Alliance, and the Office of Student Life and Learning. Finally, I was a student blogger for WeAreIU.com for three years.

Fun fact: I have worked Summer New Student Orientation twice as a Program Assistant!

Stay true and have fun Hoosiers!