Sounds like a plan, right? You worked hard to get to university so why not party it up? You could if you wanted to. No parents to worry about and no teachers to nag you about not finishing your homework. Complete freedom. Well let me drop a bit of wisdom on you. Now, I’m not going to deny that socializing is a huge part of university but it is not the only part. What some people have difficulty understanding is that balance is key. It’s great to party and socialize and have a good time but make sure that you have taken care of all of your other responsibilities. If you have a huge assignment that is due soon and you haven’t started, maybe partying wouldn’t be such a good idea until after you have handed in the assignment. Me personally, I find that socializing is the sweetest when you are celebrating something. For example, finishing your exams or celebrating a friend’s birthday are much more enjoyable to me than partying for no reason (not saying that partying isn’t fun though :p). It’s unfortunate but I know a good number of students who did not do as well as they could have academically due to the simple fact that they were unable to balance their social lives with their academics. Don’t let this be you.
Oh, and for those of you who do not like to party, that’s not a problem at all. Don’t ever feel that you have to go partying or clubbing if that is something that you do not enjoy. There a plenty of other ways to stay social such as playing sports, eating at restaurants or simply just hanging out. Find out what you enjoy doing and do it! Don’t be afraid to try new things though, you might meet somebody really cool or you may discover something interesting about yourself!