Productive Things to do Between Classes

University life is full of random bits of time that can be spent waiting. After three years I’ve come up with some strategies to making the most of my time between classes and picked up others form my peers. Here’s my favourites:

Review recent class material

Catch up on a reading

Go for a walk

Photo by me. UVic campus, December 2020.


Catch up with people

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez via Unsplash

Go to an event

Make flashcards

Build your study guide

Make an essay outline

Pick up a book

Do some planning

Do some practice problems

Organize your bag

Respond to emails

Research the thing that has been on your mind

Work out

My tool of choice for keeping track of deadlines and visualizing the weeks ahead is a four month dry-erase calendar – Photo by Me

Organize your files

Add that meeting or event to your planner or calendar before you forget!


Find a new favourite snack

Practice a new skill

What are your favourite activities for using your time between classes? Share them in the comments! I’m also considering making a part two for the activities that didn’t make the cut this time, let me know if you want to see them!

Hope to see you at UVic!

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