TIPS FOR NEW STUDENTS: Part One
Thursday, September 13, 20072 Comments
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
First of all, thereÃs no such thing as a free lunch, as it was probably subsidized by your tuition somehow. That said, frosh week probably taught you your first lesson about food on campus: with a good eye, you might manage to feed yourself for free often enough.
When free is not in the cards, the next step is to find the cheapest food available:
- muffin and coffee deal: offered at WilliamÃs, you can get a large coffee and muffin for $2.67
- BobÃs Dogs: located just south of the Bullring, BobÃs barbeque serves up reasonably priced veggie dogs, hotdogs, and sausages
- A bowl of soup and a piece of fruit: for concerned with both the health of their bodies as well as the health of their wallets, Centre Six has a soup bar and baskets of fruit... a light lunch for under $4
- The Bullring and the Grad Lounge: both carry fair trade coffee, and both offer a range of reasonably-priced options. YouÃll have to find your own favourites.
Add these things to your gaggle when eating on-campus:
- coffee mug with a stainless steel insideÃ³youÃll save on your coffee purchases and avoid the evils of Bisphenol A at the same time
- on a related note, glass water bottles are a really good idea. I use one of those Grolsch bottles with the flip tops (available at the Grad Lounge) but you could also use a glass juice bottle or just wash out your coffee mug
- fruit card and coffee cardÃ³buy 10 coffees or pieces of fruit, get one free
- your own reusable plate/bowlÃ³youÃll save money at Centre Six if you come prepared
Get a little bit of exercise every day! Believe me, this is a good idea. A good exercise routine will lower your stress levels and provide you with a break from studying.
- Go to the Athletic Centre where you can join an intermural team, take a class (anything from pilates to spinning to karate), go for a swim (recreational swims are Free!), join the gym, or use the sauna.
- Ride your bike around town. Guelph is hilly and this will keep you in shape. If you donÃt have a bike, find one at Backpeddling or buy one from a thrift store and visit the CSA Bike Centre to get it ready for the road
- Go for a walk or a run through the Arboretum Located in the North-East corner of campus, it features trails, trees, and a quiet outdoors place to study while the weatherÃs still nice
If you have any additional advice, please feel free to comment below! Stay tuned for Part 2 next week!