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Summer, what to do.

(April 16 2009) Written by: Jane Homan in Academic Calendar, Student Life

Lately for me, I have been thinking about what I want to do with my summer. I have a bunch of choices, but all of them include whether I want to take classes during the summer. I have lots of options to choose from here at RIT, and they are:

Stay here at RIT and take summer courses (with housing in the dorms or park point) while working at Admissions
Go home and take online courses from RIT
OR
Go home and take courses from the local community college there, and the courses can be transferred over to here at RIT for credits

So far, I am looking at option number three, because it also saves money. I get to be home with my family, but then also can get a few electives out of the way. The fact I have all these options provided makes me see how nice it is to be here at RIT. I know a bunch of people who stay here over the summer and stay in the dorms to take summer courses. They say it's really quiet here, you get to work hard and focus on your homework and then enjoy the sunshine. There are still a lot of people here, but of course not as many. It gives you a break from a busy quarter to have a nice relaxed quarter.

Also! Spring quarter here is crazy, with so much going on and to do. With the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival coming up, lots of people are getting ready for the exciting time. And that's the same day as the 24 Hour Spring show for the RIT Players, which is going to be mad awesome!

Yay Spring~!

Comments (3)

  • JP

    JP

    16 April 2009 at 09:36 |
    Number 3 sounds like a good option to save money, I took classes at MCC which could also be an option and then you can stay in the area as well.

    In my opinion I think it is good for students here to spend at least one summer in Rochester. Obviously it helps if you have a couple friends you know in area over summer, and a car helps as well. There is tons going on in Rochester such as the Jazz Fest, SouthWedge Fest, Park Ave / corn hill fest and tons of concerts (many free).

    It really might change your perception of this area since during the school year even if the weather isn't cold, students are normally bogged down with work and can't always get out. The area also seems much more beautiful in the summer whether it be at highland park, Charlotte beach, or a trip down to the finger lakes. I could go on and on.
  • Sheila Sarratore

    Sheila Sarratore

    16 April 2009 at 10:32 |
    I would agree with JP, the summer I stayed on campus to take classes and work was by far my best summer. All the festivals are awesome and the weather was perfect! Campus was much more laid back and I really got to know some staff in my department on a more personal level.
  • Clarissa Baston

    Clarissa Baston

    16 April 2009 at 15:04 |
    I stayed in Rochester last summer and it was so much fun! It didn't even feel like I was working! I took one class so it wasn't too bad. This summer I'm taking online classes so I have to option of going back and forth from RIT and home.

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