5 Fun Ideas That Will Get You Out of Your Dorm

It is Friday afternoon, classes are done for the week, homework is put away and you are trying to figure out what activities you can do as the weather starts to warm up. Here are 5 fun ideas to get you out of your dorm room and outside:

  1. Take a trip to Rudy’s for lunch or dinner. It is a short walk from campus and you have a nice view of the lake as you venture down the road. Rudy’s is a great place to hang out and enjoy some great food! After Rudy’s be sure to stop over at Bev’s to pick up some delicious ice cream. Address: 78 Co Rte 89, Oswego, NY 13126
  2. Flat rocks is a fun place where you can go swimming once the water warms up and hang with friends. At flat rocks, you can see the famous Oswego sunset.
  3. If you are into history, check out Fort Ontario. Not many people know but, Oswego is a very historic town. At Fort Ontario, visitors can use a take along tour which they can read while going through the fort. The fort has artifacts and professional displays available to the public that reflect the history. Address: 1 E 4th St, Oswego, NY 13126
  4. The Oswego Riverwalk is a great place to take your bike, rollerblade, or even just walk. You can enjoy the view of the river along with getting some exercise. If you are into fishing, this is also a spot to check out in the fall when all the salmon return up the river. There are also several different restaurants near the riverwalk that you can check out.
  5. If you have a car on campus, take a trip to Chimney Bluffs State Park. At the Bluffs, you can capture amazing pictures of the lake along with enjoying some hiking and relaxing on the beach. Address: 7700 Garner Road Wolcott, NY 14590.
View from the walk down to Rudy’s and Bev’s from campus dorms

The Last Round: Advice to Freshman

Six weeks into my last semester of college. Where has the time gone? Just yesterday, I was getting ready for my first spring break as a college student. I was an exhausted freshman who was ready for my first year to be over. I look back and think “what was the rush?”.

If I could give advice to freshman or incoming students, I would say, don’t count down the weeks. Take advantage of everything  going on in this little college town that we are so proud to call ours. These four years of your life go by in a blink of an eye and before you know it, you will also be walking across that stage in May. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Stress of school work, friends, and the “dorm-life” is only temporary. Make sure you go to as many hockey games with your friends and cheer as loud as you can to show your Laker pride. Say “yes” to late night in the dining hall to enjoy those late night bites. Also, switch your major if you aren’t passionate about it, it’s okay, you have time. Most importantly, enjoy every second of everyday. You are only here for four years, so live it up while you can.

Introducing Abby

Hi! I am Abigayle Shaw, Abby for short. I am so excited to be one of the SUNY Oswego social media interns for the spring 2019 semester. My time at SUNY Oswego is sadly coming to an end in May but, I am eager to share my time, memories, and experiences in my blogs throughout the semester.

I started my time at SUNY Oswego fall 2015 as a public relations major. During my sophomore year I realized I wanted to learn more about the business and marketing side of PR. After researching my options, I picked up a marketing sequence along with a minor in business administration. By adding the sequence and minor, I’ve had many more opportunities when it comes to internships.

Fall of my sophomore year, I joined Delta Phi Epsilon which is one of the four National Sororities here on campus. Being a member of this sorority has given me leadership experience and has motivated me to be the very best version of myself. This year I was elected for the role of VP of Recruitment for National Panhellenic Council. It has been an honor being on Panhellenic E-board and helping organize/run formal recruitment. Being apart of a National Sorority has opened so many doors and has strengthened my social network.

This last semester is bittersweet. I will be cherishing every last second of it.