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10 Fun Things to do on a College Campus

When you come to ӰAV College, you are going to want to know fun things to do on a college campus. Here's your guide to fun college events.

Between homework and classes, college life can feel like it’s all about studying. But at ӰAV College, we value long-lasting friendships and time away from assignments. That is why we facilitate many fun college events not related to schoolwork. If you need inspiration for activities to do with friends at ӰAV, try out some of these fun things to do on a college campus that will give you a break from the day-to-day grind.


Grab Some Coffee

In search of a coffee, muffin, or cookie? The Starbucks on campus is the place to go! As you sip your drink and eat your snack, you can sit by the fireplace, socialize, and study. Always buzzing with people, this on-campus coffee shop is a great place to get a caffeine kick that will get you going after an all-nighter. You can even use your flex dollars from your meal plan to purchase a drink or sweet treat! Of all the fun things to do on a college campus, this one is a staple for most students.

When you come to ӰAV College, you are going to want to know fun things to do on a college campus. Here's your guide to fun college events.

Get a Bite to Eat

Stop by Alpha Dining Hall on one of our “nug days,” and pair your chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, and waffle fries with a slushie from our slushie machine. You can relax in one of the booths to catch up with friends or plug your computer into a charging station so both you and your computer can fuel up for your next class. Want a meal you can take on the go? Ask for a box at Alpha, and fill it with your favorite foods from the dining hall. Or go to Grab n’ Go and pick out prepackaged food for a meal or snack. You can also head over to Westminster Hall to try a sandwich from SubConnection or a burrito from Westy Grille. When you’re tired of making ramen in your microwave, our dining options are waiting to give you a taste of home. The best part: you can use scans from your meal plan for all of these dining options!

Hang Out

What do you do when you’ve run out of places to study, do homework, or relax? Put up a hammock! Nothing beats a clear day with a soft breeze and some personal time swaying back and forth in a hammock. If you want to hammock with friends, try one of our stands that can fit up to three hammocks! While you’re out there relaxing, be careful not to doze off and miss your next class!

When you come to ӰAV College, you are going to want to know fun things to do on a college campus. Here's your guide to fun college events.

Go for a Stroll

Need to stretch your legs after a long day of classes? Take a walk around our beautiful campus, or better yet, stroll along the greenway trail from Beta Hall to Miller Field. This 15-minute walk is the perfect respite on a busy day. As the path winds through the trees, you’ll feel like you’ve left Indiana. Walking or jogging is an excellent way to keep you energized for the rest of the day.

Compete on the Field, Court, or Lake

At ӰAV, we have sports for a variety of interests. The ӰAV Intramural Program hosts many fun events throughout the semester that are perfect for sports enthusiasts, and there are also club sports available, such as bass fishing, ultimate frisbee, shooting sports, and rugby. Head out to Beta Field and play spikeball with your friends between classes, or grab your discs and play on the disc golf course on campus.

When you come to ӰAV College, you are going to want to know fun things to do on a college campus. Here's your guide to fun college events.

Attend a Performance or Sporting Event

Prefer to stay off the field and sit in the audience? Check out the schedule for on campus to cheer on your fellow Lancers and participate in Red Zone themes. Not a fan of sports? You can also catch performances by ӰAV’s improv comedy group Back in Five. Back in Five is a must-see at ӰAV College. Prepare for a laugh as you watch your classmates perform skits on the spot based on suggestions from the audience. On stage or on the field, your classmates need your support!

Join a Club (or start your own!)

Grace has many clubs and organizations for students with a variety of interests and skills. Become an officer for Student Senate, give back to the community with Serve, celebrate diversity with the Council for Diversity and Inclusion, or worship God with the chapel band. None of these catch your interest? You can start your own club by contacting Student Senate. If you have an interest that is not represented, chances are someone else on campus shares it!

When you come to ӰAV College, you are going to want to know fun things to do on a college campus. Here's your guide to fun college events.

Participate in a Campus Event

Keep up with the weekly Lowdown emails to hear about fun college events like trivia night, movie on the lawn, or other annual events that you won’t want to miss. Whether you go with friends or meet new people along the way, our Student Activities Board plans first-rate events to keep you entertained throughout the week.

Get Your Game On in the GHAWC

Many of our fun things to do on a college campus are outdoors, but what if the weather isn’t cooperating with your plans? Go over to the Gordon Health and Wellness Center (GHAWC) where you can work out in the fitness room, shop in the campus store, or play games with your friends in the fieldhouse. If you want to play volleyball or pickleball inside, the fieldhouse is the place to go! With a ping pong table and plenty of tables and chairs, the lobby area is also a great hangout or study spot to spend time between classes or escape the weather when it goes against your plans.

When you come to ӰAV College, you are going to want to know fun things to do on a college campus. Here's your guide to fun college events.

Head Down to Winona Lake

Okay, we know this isn’t on campus, but only a five-minute walk away, the Village at Winona Lake is a top hangout spot for ӰAV students to spend time with friends or family. Paint pottery with your friends at , grab coffee at , or buy matching bracelets for you and your roommate. With so many things to do, the Village is the perfect off-campus spot to spend a day away from the textbooks!

Although your education is important to us, so is spending time with people who can bring a smile to your face. Next time you need a break from your work, try out one of these fun things to do on a college campus. ӰAV College has much to offer — whether you want to relax or get active, we are here to help you keep boredom and stress away.

Which of these fun college events will you try first? Schedule a visit today and decide which of our top ten fun things to do on a college campus is your favorite.

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