Spend your summer at UNI

For a lot of students, the summer can represent the light at the end of the tunnel, heralding a welcome respite from the grind of the fall and spring semesters.

But for some students, the summer represents something else entirely: Opportunity.

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With more than 200 online and on-campus courses available during the summer, UNI students can accelerate their education and get a few steps closer to obtaining their degree.

With more than 200 online and on-campus courses available during the summer, UNI students can accelerate their education and get a few steps closer to obtaining their degree.

Jamie Becker, a senior elementary education major, is accomplishing exactly that, taking two courses over the summer that are required for her to graduate. Doing so will afford her more flexibility with her course load in both the summer and the fall.

“This summer, I’m taking two online classes,” she said. “This convenient option will allow me to lighten the load next fall, but to still have the flexibility to balance work and school over the summer in a way that works best for me."

Becker won’t be living at UNI this summer, settling instead for a short walk to campus, but she has nothing but fond memories from when she first moved into the residence halls.

“When I was in my first year at UNI, I lived on campus and I found that it was convenient and fun, and I met a lot of my best friends in my dorm,” said Becker.

A.J. Hudspeth, a senior communication major, can attest to that, having taken six different courses over three summers at UNI, while also living and working on campus.

“It is incredibly convenient,” Hudspeth said of their summers spent at UNI. “As a summer housing assistant, I would often have tasks that would happen in different residence halls and buildings on campus, so it was nice knowing that regardless [of whether] I was going to or from work, class or school, that I would be able to get there without being late.”

They also took the opportunity to partake in all that the Cedar Valley has to offer, from indulging in a cup of shaved ice at Tropical Sno to swimming at the Falls Aquatic Center.

Hudspeth recommends grabbing a blanket or chair and a bag of a popcorn for “Movies Under The Moon” at Overman Park or checking out the area’s variety of parks and trails for those looking to explore Cedar Falls without having to spend money.

For more information about spending your summer at UNI, visit https://summer.uni.edu/.

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