From hanging out with friends on the green to attending study groups, here is a list of five things commuters can do to be more involved on campus.
Grabbing a bite to eat at Dunkin
Dunkin Donuts is a place for both commuters and residents to hang out with friends and grab a meal when they’re on the go.
Kelly Figueroa, a sophomore biology major, said that after a long day of classes she goes to Dunkin and buys a medium french vanilla iced latte.
“After having my biology lecture, I like to head to Dunkin so I can treat myself,” she said. “On Fridays, my friends and I meet up so we can catch up with one another about how our week was.”
Hanging out with friends in their dorms
The residence halls are a space to relax and be with friends.
Orion Cruz, a freshman chemistry major, said he hangs out in his friend’s dorm when all his friends are together.
“Whether we are talking or playing a board game, we’re all with one another and that’s all that matters,” he said.
Attending Student Activity Board (SAB) events
Attending SAB events is a way for commuters to be involved. From live events and activities, students are able to meet new people and participate in what the organization has to offer.
Stephanie Isabel, a freshman biochemistry major, said attending SAB events gave her the chance to interact with other students.
“I wanted to meet new people and SAB helped me with that,” she said. “It's nice to see so many new faces and it gives me the chance to go out of my comfort zone.”
Attending study groups
Study groups are a way for students to focus on their academics and learn with their peers.
Tammy Trujillo, a freshman political science major, said her and her friends study together in their free time.
“We don’t all have the same classes together, but we try to help one another,” she said. “Most days when we meet up, we focus on homework or help the other prepare for an exam.”
Socializing on the green
The green is open for all students to enjoy and participate in outdoor activities.
Frank Hinostroza, a freshman biochemistry major, said he says hello to people he passes on the green and tries to start conversation.
“When I’m walking by or opening the door for someone, I say hello or when I’m on the green I try to be kind and start a conversation, anything like that,” he said.
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