Well, the semester and school year is finally coming to an end. It’s always a bitter-sweet time, of course because we’ll be leaving ECU and our friends very soon. But it’ll only be for a short time.
There are many different things you should expect at the end of the year. Your Pirate Bucks might run out! It always happens if you’re not careful about how much Pirate Bucks you have left. And you definitely don’t want to be in a situation where it’s the beginning of April and you have no more Pirate Bucks. It makes your life very hard. Trust me, I know from experience!
If you’re living on campus, you must get ready for the process of packing up your stuff, making sure your room is in an acceptable condition, turning in your room keys and checking out of the residence halls. It’s a pretty smooth process; you just have to make sure you follow the rules.
Ooh! Selling your textbooks is another big thing to do at the end of the year. If you don’t need some of your textbooks anymore, you can sell them back to different places around campus or to websites like www.chegg.com or www.half.com. This is so great because even though you won’t get all of your money back, it still helps to have a little extra cash in your pocket.
Also, classes will end!!! This year our classes end Tuesday, April 24th. You must make sure you’ve talked to your teacher if you have any last minute questions. You might want to talk about grades, exams or any extra-credit that you might be begging for.
Finally, speaking about classes ending, the biggest part to get ready for is EXAMS!!!! Exams can single-handedly bring your life down, if you let it. (Ok, so I might be a little bit too dramatic) But exam time is crucial. Joyner Library becomes a home to many people to the point where it’s crowded, your friends start disappearing, people are on edge because they didn’t sleep enough, the residence halls have 24-hour quiet hours and recently, they’ve started using the dining halls during the night as extra study space. It’s crazy, but still kind of funny to see how everything changes during exam time. My best advice is to eat breakfast, study a lot, pace yourself, make a schedule, go talk to your teachers if you need help and pray.
After ALL OF THIS is over, you can get ready to enjoy your summer break. Even if it involves working or going to summer school. Take a break, spend time with family and friends and use all that you learned your previous year, to better yourself in the following year.
I hope this has given you a better insight to ECU and what goes on during the end of the school year. Future Pirates, get ready!