Being a college student is a full-time job. There is almost no spare time with homework, studies, sports and other obligations to tend to.
According to senior Nicole Kusy, she has three hours every day to herself. In those hours, she likes to have some alone time, which may be spent watching her favorite show on Netflix, going to the gym or spending time with her roommates.
“Some days I like to just sit with my roommates and catch up, especially if we haven’t seen each other in a while. We all have different schedules, so it’s nice to talk to see how they are,” Kusy said.
Senior Grady Zagorac is a member of Pitt-Johnstown’s’ Rugby team and is a full-time student with a full-time schedule.
“I work at the Pitt-Johnstown Wellness Center three days a week, I take 18 credits and on top of that, I have homework, assignments and obligations to my professional business fraternity on campus, Alpha Kappa Psi,” Zagorac said.
Student government association president Joe Evanko said he has significantly less free time during the week than on the weekend.
“My (student government) responsibilities keep me rather busy on a daily basis, as it usually requires me to attend some kind of meeting during the day or preparation for upcoming meetings or events,” Evanko said.
Along with his regular classes and student government, Evanko said he spends a majority of his time working on an independent research project with professor Robert Matson.
“I work part-time as a supplemental instruction tutor; I am constantly on the internet job searching and am also applying to graduate schools.
“Any spare time I do manage to find is spent with friends, playing video games or napping,” said Evanko.
According to Kusy, partaking in leisure activities such as reading a book, watching a movie or spending time with friends can help to maintain stress levels.