7 reasons why summer school rocks!

Are you taking summer classes? Are you thinking of taking a summer term at some point? Are you dreading it? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions above, this blog post might be of interest to you.

At some point in your degree, you might have to take classes in the summer. This summer will be my third and final summer term of my degree. It can be difficult to motivate yourself to go to class when the sun is shining and your friends want to go to the beach. In reality, taking classes isn’t always that bad. I’ve found the following 7 tips helpful in making summer classes fun.

1. Take classes with friends. 
This can help motivate you to go to school everyday because you can push each other to do the homework, attend class and study.


2. Register yourself for some fun classes. You don’t have to bog yourself with the most difficult class of your degree. A couple summers ago I took THEA 150 (Public Speaking) and THEA 122 (The Acting Experience). It didn’t feel like school and I received the same credit for those classes as I would with my required organic chemistry class when I was in science. ALSO – these classes were 3-week classes which meant that I only had 1 month of school.


UVic theatre movement class. Photo courtesy of Fine Arts.


3. Plan a fun trip for after finals.
This can be a great way to motivate yourself throughout the term as you will have something fun to look forward to. Every summer, I like organizing a camping trip with friends.



4. Be smart with scheduling your classes. 
If you aren’t a morning person, don’t take morning classes. Look into your options to take classes in the afternoon.

5. Bring a frisbee to campus.
The quad is a great place to hangout in between classes and throw a frisbee around with a friend.


6. Join an outdoor recreational soccer team. 
For the past four summers, I’ve organized an intramural soccer team at UVic. This is a great way to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.


7. Balance. 
Don’t spend all of your time with school. While it is important to do well in school, it is equally important to have a balance in your life. Find a summer job, seek out a mentor, make some new friends and learn a new sport. Those are just some of the many things to ensure you make the most out of your summer.



photo credit: Camping (290) via photopin (license)

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11 Responses

  1. Heather says:

    I love taking summer classes! Campus is gorgeous and so quiet in the summer. Taking a couple of condensed summer courses also allows me to have a lighter workload for the rest of the year. Great tips!

  2. Lindsay says:

    Thanks for the comment!

    I agree, Heather. Campus is so beautiful in the summer.

    • Jazzmine leggett says:

      I’m very scared for summer School because it’s the first time I ever went and I’m going to middle school a whole Nother level next year

      • Avah Thompson says:

        I am Already in middle school and I am in 7th grade, and this year is my first time going to summer I hope I make at least 3+ friends and when its time to come back home I hope we can still have fun together at each others houses.

  3. alyciyah says:

    i want to come

  4. Avah Thompson says:

    Can you be a counselor

  5. zian says:

    ya can we