This Christmas season big gatherings remain prohibited due to Covid pandemic. If you will follow health and safety protocols, you can still enjoy the holiday season despite certain restrictions. If you have good Internet connection at home, you can organize your first virtual Christmas party and reunion via different platforms online. (Some friends on Facebook are doing this already.)
It would be fun to gather your friends and relatives online. The party organizer will suggest themes, what food and refreshments to prepare, outfit to wear to complete the party outfit, music, the works.
You can even play different virtual games with your loved ones. Since it will be Christmas season, let’s not forget about gift giving. There are several gift ideas that are indeed perfect and pandemic safe for everyone. (Check my previous post about Christmas gift ideas.)
In all the preparation for the holidays, health experts have advised to observe minimum public health standards such as wearing of face masks, washing of hands, and observing safe physical distancing even when you are with your family members.
These practices, experts said, have been proven to decrease the number of Covid-19 infections.
As a senior in high school, you may have felt like college was never going to come, and then one day, it does. While you enjoyed your last summer with your friends back home, you’re anxious about freshman orientation, meeting new friends and participating in fun and exciting new adventures on campus. With your roommate assignment made and your schedule set, take a look at some of the fun things you may have going on around campus this fall.
The best way to get to know other people is a party. Some groups and organizations sponsor a freshman-only affair to allow new friendships to form and promote their clubs and activities. A college event planner may even come up with a fun theme that appeals to freshman. These parties are usually held on campus and endorsed by the school.
If you are interested in community service and fellowship, Greek life may be up your alley. These groups delineated by Greek letters have a week every fall where they invite interested candidates to try different houses to see which they fit into best. Since each group is diverse, with different goals, focuses and membership, it’s an excellent way to find like-minded individuals.
While you love the idea of being independent and away from home, there is bound to be a time where you miss your family. Luckily, every fall, there is a parents weekend event. The campus is invaded by doting parents who do fun things like attend lectures, get tours of the school and spend time hanging out with their kids. You may even score some new bedding for your dorm or a night out at a nice restaurant.
College is a time of transition into adulthood, and while you know the focus is on your academics, you also want to participate in some fun events. Keep an open mind and know that your freshman year is just the beginning; you don’t need to do everything right away.