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SURVIVOR SERIES: HOW TO SURVIVE OZFEST

The school year is winding down and all I seem to be thinking about is summer. With finals being right around the corner, SUNY Oswego has come up with a day to help us kick back and relax one last time before finals week. Here are just some tips to make sure your OzFest is awesome!

  1. Take advantage of the Entertainment. Many different organizations on campus have helped raise a ton of money for all the different entertainment coming on campus. If you don’t think there is anything for you, just look at all the different things going on. From psychics to bungee jumping, to having artists making caricatures out of your face, you never know what you might find here.
  2. Go to the Flo-Rida Concert. Just think of talking to your grandkids one day and saying, “yeah I saw Flo-Rida when I was in college, and it was basically free.” For a concert that you would be paying up to $50-$100 for a ticket normally, this is a great and cheap opportunity to see a huge act.
  3. Stay Hydrated. With fun taking place outside all day, drinking some water may go out the rear window. Especially if OzFest is on a nice day (fingers crossed), you need to stay hydrated. Even if you are just hanging around outside, being slightly dehydrated is not good because that is how people become exhausted.
  4. Go to the Lake. Even if the whole Concert and OzFest festivities are not your thing, spending the day by the lake is also a good time. You can catch some rays and swim in Lake Ontario while having a relaxing break from studying. Some cool activities you could do by the lake include finding sea glass, picking up some cool rocks for your collection, or making sculptures with the rocks or other things found on the rock beach.

* Side Note: If you plan on tanning or being in the sun a lot of the day make sure you reapply sun screen every 2 hours, so you do not get sun burned; which can lead to skin cancer.

  1. It’s Not All Play. Make sure if you are planning on going to Oz Fest, you have at least some time set aside for studying and working to prepare for finals. You may not want to do it, but your future self will thank you. If you plan ahead and get some of your studying/work done before you play you will be a lot less stressed during finals week.
  2. Plan a family Dinner. This may seem weird to do on one of your last weekends in Oswego, but it’ll certainly be memorable. Grab all of your friends together and have a BBQ so you can hang out with each other one last time before the semester has ended. I don’t mean to get all sentimental but this may be the last time you see your friends, so having this time together to hang out one last time will be important.

 Written By: Peer Educator Emily Cooley

Photo Cred: Flo Rida