Good-bye finals, homework and stress acne. Hello, summer! Time to kick back and unwind. Time to sleep more, drink less, and… what else is there to do? Don’t waste all this extra time bored in your parents’ basement. College Magazine compiled 20 things that you can do to make sure your summer is as fresh as The Fresh Prince.
Time to get the killer bod that you always wanted. If you want a booty like Kim Kardashian, start squatting from now until eternity. If you want a body like Dwayne Johnson—well, I don’t know what you would do for that…
Now that exams are done, it’s time to play Super Smash Bros. online in the dark for days at a time. Who needs social interaction when you have a remote control?
“Mo’ money mo’ problems.” Diddy obviously has never been a broke college student. Now is your chance to make a little cash and ditch your dignity. With a saving accounts as empty as yours, nothing is too degrading.
Say hi to your parents and then kiss them good-bye. It’s road trip time. Grab your friends and drive for at least 24 hours straight. Survive only on Burger King, slushies and gummy worms. Return armed with candids to blackmail your friends down the line.
Yeezy season is approaching this summer. If that wasn’t enough, Frank Ocean, Breaking Benjamin, Charles Hamilton and Rihanna all have releases scheduled for this year. You won’t have to search far for a summer mix.
Get some speakers, booze and shorties and you can have one hell of a night.
7. Spice up your wardrobe
Hit up thrift stores and pop some tags… Considering how high college tuition is, that is probably the only place we college students can pop tags.
If you always wanted to be like Mike, now is your chance. Well, it’s a chance to become somewhat decent at a new sport.
If the Fast and Furious movies taught me anything, it’s that family is everything. Spend some time with mom and dad.
10. Finish that gen ed. credit
Summer classes may sound like a legal form of torture, but they can be much easier than fall and spring courses.
*Cough, cough**Graduate School Exams, you bastards. Pre-law and pre-med students may want to take this time to study. Spending a summer even in a 10 foot radius of textbooks may suck, but it’ll be worth it when you’re making six-figures.
12. May the Fourth be yours
Going to see fireworks on July 4th can be a crowded, mosquito-infested ordeal This summer, celebrate ‘Merica by setting off fireworks from your own backyard.
School might have made you miss episodes of Orange is the New Black, but you can catch up this summer. Now’s the time to finally watch that one series that’s been on your to-do list for years.
14. Fall in love
You might begin getting the feels with all the late nights and good vibes in the air. It’s quite alright. Go find yourself a bae.
15. Have a summer fling
If you’re not into all the love stuff, there are plenty of people looking to hook up. Live it up.
16. Turn you beach trip into a scavenger hunt
Mix up your usual beach trip with some terribly undignified dares. Whoever embarrasses themselves the most wins. But when you watch your friend try to get girls’ digits while doing the Cotton-eyed Joe, everyone wins.
All you need is a cheap disco ball, a killer playlist and a decent-sized guest list. If you don’t have classes you can actually have the club going up on a Tuesday.
18. Go to a theme park drunk
If college has you feeling old, hit up the nearest amusement park. But no more g-rated fun. Who said pregames were only for Friday nights?
19. Throwback to high school homies
Your choice is hang with the parents or reach out to old friends. Choose wisely, grasshopper.
20. Bum it
You’re not guaranteed to get a whole season off once you enter the real world. So while you’re still a student, be sure to fully embrace your laziness and have some much deserved R&R.