Being in quarantine I have had a lot of time to reflect on what I want to achieve in the next two years at college. I started writing my own personal college bucket list, and have provided two college bucket list printables for you to use to plan yours! I have listed 48 things to do before you graduate on my printable!
Here is the ultimate college bucket list, and what I hope to achieve in my final two years of college!
College Bucket List Items:
1. Go to a Football Game
If your college has a football team, attending a football game is a MUST! This is one of my top things on my college bucket list.
2. Go to a tailgate
I am so excited for tailgate season! Coming from Australia we do not tailgate, so I cannot wait to experience tailgating. I have only tailgated twice before, so this is something that will be completely new to me! I am also so excited to put together the cutest tailgate outfits! You can see my Pinterest board for game day outfit inspiration here.
3. Eat at every dining hall
Make the most of your meal plan and try all the food on campus so you can find your absolute favorite!
4. See a movie at the college cinema
If your school has a cinema then you definitely need to add seeing a movie to your bucket list!
5. Take a class at the college gym
Make the most of the facilities your campus has to offer and take at least one class at the gym!
6. Decorate your apartment for the holidays
This will be my first time living alone, well with roommates at least! I am so excited to decorate my apartment for all the holidays! I will be decorating my apartment for fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas and I cannot wait! This may seem silly but I love decorating and have literally been saving all the decoration ideas on Pinterest already!
7. Make the Dean’s List
I have made the Dean’s List every semester at community college, and I am really hoping to do the same once I transfer! I have this as a college bucket list item to help keep me accountable to maintain my grades.
You can read about my experience at community college here!
I really want to do volunteer work while in college, whether that be through a club on campus or something I find on my own. I really love to volunteer, for me it feels so good to help people and know that I have made a difference! Plus volunteering will look great on your resume when you graduate.
9. Go to an away football game
Support your school at an away game and also get to check out another college!
10. Take a photo with the school mascot
Everyone needs to take at least one photo with their school’s mascot right?!
11. Go to a concert
So many colleges have concerts on campus so make sure you attend at least one!
12. Participate in a campus wide tradition
Most colleges have traditions of some sort, so get into the school spirit and participate!
13. Go to a formal
This may not be for everyone, but going to a formal or another fraternity or sorority event is something fun to do.
14. Get an on campus job
This is a great way to earn some extra cash in college, and also looks great on your resume.
15. Pull an all nighter
Stay up all night studying for that exam the next day is something every college student has to do at least once right?!
16. Participate in intramural sports
Make a team with friends and have some fun in intramural sports.
17. Create a professional resume
Every college student should graduate with a professional resume to help them find a job. There are so many resources that can help you to do this in college, and you should utilize the resources available to you!
18. Learn how to budget
Everyone needs to learn how to budget while in college to help prepare you for adult life! Take a finance course on campus or online and learn how to properly budget.
19. Have a girls night in
Every one has a ton of girls night out, but why not have a girls night in with all your college friends.
20. Have a Friendsgiving
Before everyone goes home for Thanksgiving break, get together with your friends and all bring a plate for Friendsgiving!
21. Host a movie night
Invite all your friends over and have a movie night! If you have a yard you could even get a projector to do this. Don’t forget the snacks!
22. Visit nearby cities
If there are cities close by to your college town make sure to visit them, whether it be for a day or a weekend away!
23. Go on a beach trip
Who doesn’t love going on a beach trip? If you have a long weekend take a beach trip with all your friends and enjoy getting away from school for a few days.
24. Take graduation pictures
I think every girl has taking graduation pictures on their college bucket list! There are so many cute and fun graduation photo ideas out there, I have done a whole post on them!
Related Post: College Graduation Photo Ideas
25. Go to a party
Even if parties aren’t your thing, everyone should experience at least one party while in college!
26. Sit in a lecture you’re not enrolled in
Something silly but why not sneak into a random lecture? Who knows, you might actually learn something!
27. Go to a baseball game
If your college has a baseball team you should add attending a baseball game to your college bucket list!
28. Attend a career fair
Career fairs are a great way to see what kind of jobs are out there, and could even help you land a job!
29. Rush a sorority
I know sororities aren’t for everyone, but I think rushing a sorority is a great way to meet new people and put yourself outside of your comfort zone! Just because your rush it does not mean you have to join, and you may actually find you want to join in the end!
30. Have a roommate bestie
Living with your best friend at college is a college bucket list must!
31. Go to a free campus event
Make the most of all the free campus events, a lot of times you can get free food and goodies.
32. Write a letter to your senior self
This is a really fun idea to do when you’re a freshmen. Write a letter to open at graduation of all you hope to achieve while in college.
33. Dress up for Halloween
You can’t go through college without dressing up for Halloween at least once!
34. Learn how to cook
By the end of college you should be able to cook more than just ramen noodles.
35. Do research work
If you are going into a science or medical field then doing research work should be high on your college bucket list. Even if you’re not in those fields, research work can still be super valuable.
36. Donate blood
Donating blood is something so easy to do and it helps people! Plus sometimes they give you free gift cards as well as snacks.
37. Ace an exam
Try an ace at least one exam at college. By adding this to your college bucket list you will be more motivated to try and achieve this.
38. Visit every bar in one night
Go on a bar crawl downtown and visit every bar in one night.
39. Decorate your graduation cap
Make your graduation cap stand out and decorate it super cutely!
40. Throw a friend a surprise party
Throwing surprise party is so much fun, and the look on your friend’s face when you surprise them will be priceless.
41. Take a road trip
Take at least one road trip with your friends while you’re in college.
42. Go on spring break
This is probably already on every student’s college bucket list but go on spring break at least once (an no it doesn’t count of you go with your family!)
43. Join a club
There are so many fun and different clubs on campus that you are sure to find something you love. So join a club that interests you and who knows, you may just meet your best friend.
44. Eat at every restaurant in town
Make it your goal to eat at every single restaurant in town over your four years at college. This may be hard if you are in a city, but in a smaller college town it is definitely achievable!
45. Go to a basketball game
Get in on the school spirit and attend at least one basketball game during college.
46. Complete an internship
Internships are a great way to help you figure out what you want to do once you graduate and are also super helpful when applying for jobs too!
47. Visit a friend at a different college
Make the trip to visit a friend at another school. Not only do you get to see a friend, but you also get to experience a new college town which is always so much fun!
The last and most important item on everyone’s college bucket list – GRADUATE!
Here are the two college bucket list printables I have created! The first is a college bucket list I have made of things I think every girl should do before they graduate! The second is a template to create your very own college bucket list! Make a bucket list by yourself and I also recommend making a bucket list with all your friends of things you want to do together before you graduate!
I hope you enjoy these college bucket list resources, and have fun creating your own list of things to do before you graduate! As always, thanks for reading!