It’s easy to get caught in the lazy, do-nothing attitude on the weekends and only spend time with the people in your dormitory hall. That’s the best way to get tired of Waco, and in a month you’ll be looking to transfer. Like every campus, Baylor has about a million different clubs, sororities, and fraternities, special interest groups, etc. with which you can get involved. All of them usually have some kind of weekend event or get-together going on. To keep from going nuts at Baylor, you’ve got to make friends that run in different social circles so that when one group doesn’t have anything going on, you can call the others and keep a full well of friends to draw on. The bars and clubs really only cater to these kinds of activities. You’ve got to go swim in a different pond and meet the people that make the experience worthwhile if you want to party all night.
The drawback to going to school in a relatively small town is that if you go out during the week, you’re going to see the same people every night. The bonus to only mingling at the college clubs is that you’ll meet some good friends to call when you’re feeling social. The advantage comes in handy when you’re tired of Waco, and want to catch a ride to Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and the other surrounding areas for a change of scenery, where nearly all Baylor students come from.