This Is The Best Thing Happening To College Students This Month

Midterms are arguably worst than finals. Think about it. After the misery, lack of sleep, stress and unattended Netflix queue that comes with finals, at least you have several weeks off to get over your exam PTSD. But with midterms you get all the late nights and test anxiety minus the potential beach vacation at the end. That just doesn’t seem fair.

However, if your college or university is “nice,” they give you fall break. While usually it is only a few days, we’ll take any and all days off from morning lectures they are willing to throw our way.

So while you may not be able to go on a full-fledged, stress-free vacation, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t live-it up during your fall break. Take a look at these creative ways to fill your time away from the library.

1—Find a local amusement park for a trip down memory lane and copious amounts of cotton candy. (Photo via @myiamharveyy)


2—Let your body naturally wake you up, instead of relying on your alarm and six snoozes. (Photo via @mandijackson)


3—Finally finish decorating your dorm room. (Photo via @vncvlee)


4—Read a book from your personal syllabus. (Photo via @withlovethelms)


5—Take advantage of our mild fall weather and hit the beach. (Photo via @misstianadee)


6—Write something that isn’t a last minute paper for class. (Photo via @frankirudnesky)


7—Eat lunch at a cafe, not your dorm cafeteria. (Photo via @hannahmarie0309)


8—Spend several hours and band-aids learning to embroider. (Photo via @elizagracehuber)


9—Chill with your best friend. (Photo via @jordanflyley)


10—Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the quad (as opposed to the typical rushed half-sprint to class). (Photo via @mandisashields)


11—Don’t be a total slacker. Research and debate whether chocolate or vanilla ice cream is the supreme flavor. (Photo via @shannamerceron)