August really is the Sunday of Summer. And let’s be honest, the only Sunday’s that are worth enjoying are Sundays during football season. I can’t believe in two short weeks I start classes and have to deal with the hustle and bustle of school again. I also cannot believe I am halfway done with college, but it’s something I choose not to talk about (too scary!).
I feel like I have spent the entire summer prepping for school to begin, and here it is, and I can’t imagine where to begin!
Sorority recruitment season is fast approaching, and I am one of the staff members in charge of planning. For the past two years, I have been on this Panhellenic side of recruitment rather than be in my own sorority’s room. I remember a mere two years ago when I was a scared girl going through recruitment, so I love working on this side and helping girls who were just like me. The end of summer has been full of meetings, planning, and overall prep since our recruitment week begins on September 7th.
Aside from that, I have a few other tips I’ve been using to prep myself for school:
1. Order textbooks in advance: Well, this is a rule that isn’t always the best idea. I am ordering a few of my books in advance because I can guarantee I will need them and it may take some time to ship. Otherwise, I usually advise waiting until the first class or so. Often times teachers will alert you to a shortcut to find the materials online or that you may not need a book altogether.
2. Get cute fall clothes: I spent my entire past weekend shopping … it was more retail therapy since I had a rough last week. At least that’s the excuse I gave myself. Now I have a plethora of new clothing that I cannot wait to wear.
3. Move in early & decorate: I got lucky and was able to move into my dorm early. Hence my room is completely prepped for fall and looks comfortable and homey. Which is one less thing to worry about when the school & craziness begins.
4. Get an agenda and plan out the first week or two: I’m overly organized so I’m obsessed with keeping everything written down. Having your first weeks scheduled as well as where you will be going to class is important simply so you don’t end up being that awkward person walking in to the wrong classroom!
5. Reunite/get to know your roommates: It’s been a long summer and I’m sure you guys missed each other! Make plans to get dinner and catch up with your favorite roommates and friends. If you have a new roommate, now is the time to get to know their habits and preferences so you can have a great year.
Obviously these are more to my own taste than anything, but following these steps assures a foolproof beginning of the year. I know I’ll be busy so it’s nice to prep in advance!
Lovelies, how do you get ready for back to school?