Time: When you have too much, you look for ways to spend it, but when you don’t have enough, you wish you had more.
As students will likely know, college classes aren’t structured like high school classes. Salt Lake Community College students may end up with classes spaced out across different dates and times, and if a class they need isn’t available, they may need to wait until the next semester.
This leaves students with a lot of free time between classes.
Students who have a gap in their schedule may use it to study for their next class. Throughout campus, students can be seen with their textbooks and laptops, going over information to make sure their minds are fully prepared for an upcoming class.
Students may also get some exercise to utilize their time between classes.
Most classes at SLCC don’t involve physical movement; instead, students usually sit at their desks while they listen to a lecture or do classwork. In between classes, students with only an hour or so until their next class may sometimes jog a lap around the campus to keep their bodies in working order.
The Lifetime Activities Center has an indoor walking track, for students who want to avoid the elements. Beyond a quick jog, SLCC students can take advantage of the free fitness centers at Taylorsville Redwood or South City campuses.
Some students also have local gyms they frequent, while others have access to their own equipment and exercise at home.
“I love to work out on the military base on Sundays and ride my bicycle around the entire base perimeter at sunset when most of the cars are gone,” says Nathan Johnson, a US Air Force retiree and student at SLCC.
Whether it be catching up on work and reviewing course materials early, or taking the time to make sure their bodies are in the best condition they can be to stay energized in class, when students make good use of their extra time, they can make any number of improvements to their daily lives.