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Beating the Boredom

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UNCG chapter.

College is a chance to experience a new sense of freedom and while some students use this as an opportunity to act with extreme impulsivity, some can be overwhelmed by so many options and end up spending yet another night in their room alone. If you are currently facing this struggle, here is a list of adventurous or fun things to do that are still safe, inexpensive and relatively easy to do.


  1. Arrange a photoshoot with friends.

We all know that “golden hour” is the perfect time for taking cute pictures that will end up all over Instagram, so grab some friends, find a scenic place downtown or around campus and strike your best model pose.

  1. Host a movie night.

A great place to meet new friends in college is right in your own residence hall! Find a common area to watch a classic film or new Netflix special and invite your neighbors to join. For an even better movie-watching experience, find a mini projector that connects to your laptop for a portable home theater and don’t forget to bring popcorn.

  1. Get a (temporary) tattoo.

While a real tattoo is a big commitment that should be well thought out, buying a temporary tattoo maker or henna is a great way to try out your design without the permanence.

  1. Change up your hair.

Getting a haircut you instantly regret is a feeling we can all relate to, so instead of breaking out the shears, opt for some cool semi-permanent dye instead. Go for a bold blue or stick to something classic like a rich dark brown. Color just the tips or your whole head, but make sure to check that the dye is safe for your hair.

  1. When in doubt, sing it out.

Check your local area for coffee shops or bars with an open mic night, grab some friends and rock out! Although it might be a step outside of your comfort zone, it can be a real confidence booster and help take your mind off of the stress of school.


Whatever you choose to do to relieve boredom or stress in college, be sure to have fun and stay safe!


My name is Isabella Whitehead, but I mostly go by Bella. I am currently a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro majoring in Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies. I have been a part of the Her Campus UNCG team since Fall 2017 and will be stepping up this year as a Co-Campus Correspondent. Writing is a passion of mine and I enjoy working with HerCampus to inform, entertain and empower my fellow students.