Graduation is less than 100 days away. For seniors, this means a gauntlet of job application deadlines, comprehensive exams, and thesis presentations. But it also means the end of your college career.
Seniors, you will spend the rest of your lives looking back on these four years. Use this time wisely: you may soon be wishing you had savored your time with friends and embraced your education more fully.
The purpose of Hillsdale College is to pursue truth, beauty, and goodness through diligent education and study. And grades are important — but they aren’t the most important thing.
There are only three months left to enjoy weekend brunches at Finish Line, Student Activities Board’s bowling matches, and late nights talking to your friends about anything and everything. Additionally, there are only three more months in which your primary vocation is to read and study deeply — not just rush through assignments to finish them, but to truly gain knowledge. There are only three more months to make the most of your Hillsdale experience, rather than merely trudging along.
You may forget your exam scores, but you probably won’t forget Dr. Arnn’s capstone lectures on the purpose of education. Talk to the professors you admire. Don’t waste time stressing out over grades, but rather focus on what you would genuinely like to learn before you’re released into the world.