Avoid Being The "Poor, Starving, College Student"
today is Friday and to me, an honors student, that means free pizza
from the honors program at 11:30 before heading off to my club meetings
for the day. If there is one thing I have learned about living on my
own and having to pay for my own, well EVERYTHING, it is to take
advantage of everything free around campus, especially food.
is usually pretty easy to go an entire week not paying for at least one
meal a day as long as you look for certain club kickoffs, Greek events,
or respective college events. The free food of choice around RIT is
usually ice cream or giant boxes of Salvatore’s pizza. If it is
Salvatore’s pizza, I HIGHLY recommend Buffalo Wing Pizza, a Rochester
Some honors students enjoying Free Pizza Friday!
places around campus also offer giveaways and free stuff, but you have
to watch for it. The best way to score free stuff is to check your
email daily and like/friend everything RIT on Twitter and Facebook. You
can sometimes score free hockey tickets this way, so keep an eye out!
and food aren’t the only free things on campus. As mentioned above, I
am an honors student. In addition to free pizza every Friday, I also
get a free $1000/ year in scholarships and a free spring break trip this
year. Oh and I know this isn’t a “free” thing, but we get to register
for classes a day earlier too! The “free” trip isn’t COMPLETELY free
though, I have been taking a series of 1 credit classes in preparation
to interview companies we visit on the trip. The only things the honors
program asks for in return for all of this free stuff are 20 hours of
complementary learning (community service) per year, the attendance of
honors classes and a minimum GPA requirement. In my opinion, not a bad
yes, living on your own is expensive, but you don’t have to be the
typical “poor starving college student” if you play your cards right.