Ram’s Crossing East, Lofts, & Townhomes is proud to offer the best student apartments for rent in Fort Collins, and as such, we’ve seen our fair share of people make their way through a semester of school at CSU. For some, it seems like a walk in the park; for others, every moment is a struggle.

Is there a secret to having a good semester? We wouldn’t go so far as to say that necessarily, but since we’ve seen so many students have them, we feel that we’re qualified to share a few tips. With the spring semester just around the corner, there are a lot of people gearing up to make the most of the four or so months ahead of them.

If you’ll be attending CSU in the spring and you’re looking for a few suggestions to help you get started off on the right foot, keep reading to learn more.

How to Ensure a Successful Spring Semester

Everyone has the intention of starting the semester off right. Good intentions and less-than-optimal results. Does that ring any bells? Sounds a lot like New Year’s resolutions to us. Some people vow to actually use the gym this year; others just want to work up the courage to try their hand at a new hobby. Some will succeed and some will fail. All you can do is your best, and we’d like to share a few tips to help you do just that. The upcoming semester isn’t some unconquerable dragon, and all you need to know is how you’ll plan to attack it. Here are a few great tips to get you started.

Get a Day Planner

“But I have an iPhone.” We’ll be the first to say that smartphones are a wonderful thing. Scrolling through Instagram is a great way to kill a few minutes and Siri makes finding the answer to a quick question easier than ever. Although smartphones are great to have, we think that there’s  nothing that beats a good old fashioned day planner.

Not only will a day planner help you to stay on schedule, but it will also allow you to be more intentional with your time. Now we’re not saying that you need to block out every single minute of every single day. Instead, we’re simply saying that spending a bit of time each day or at the start of the week coming up with a plan of attack can come in handy and stay more organized. At the end of the day, isn’t that the goal?

Don’t Overdo It

On that same note, a day planner ensures that you’re not overbooking yourself. How many times have you agreed to hang out with a friend only to realize that you’re not leaving yourself much time to study for (yet another) organic chemistry test? There’s nothing quite as frustrating, and the good news is that it can indeed be avoided if you make it a point to not overexert yourself.

Believe it or not, it’s incredibly common to work so hard that it ends up being to your detriment. In other words, you need to carve out some time for rest and relaxation. Whether that means a trip to Funkwerks with your friends, a couple of hours watching a movie, or a bike ride around town, the best advice you’ll ever get is to take some time for yourself every so often. When you don’t overdo it, you’ll find that life as a student is a whole lot easier. It sounds counterintuitive, but give it a try. Once you find the right balance, it’ll be smooth sailing from there on out.

Drink Some Water

Yes, it’s awfully simple advice, but it’s one that so many people could stand to hear again. Whether you carry around a water bottle or take trips to the water fountain between classes, make it a point to drink more water this semester. Although there are plenty of different suggestions that say “you need to drink x amount of water every day to be hydrated,” the reality is that how much water you actually need varies from person to person. Our advice is to experiment a bit and figure out what works best for you.

Drinking enough water means that your kidneys will function as they should, and that’s a plus. Perhaps of more interest to students though is that it can do everything from prevent headaches to make your skin clearer to help you lose weight. Oh yes, and it also reduces the odds that you’ll get a hangover. In other words, it’s just really good for you. Will drinking more water guarantee your success in the early English literature course you’re in? Probably not, but it’ll make the rest of your life a little easier, and a little bit more comfortable. When it comes right down to it, that’s the goal.

Make Your Home at Our Student Apartments Near CSU

At Ram’s Crossing East, Lofts, & Townhomes, we ensure that you’re able to define your own style of off-campus living. At the end of the day, one of the most crucial keys to success as a student is knowing the value of certain thing. For example, would you rather spend your mornings battling traffic and trying to find a place to park before class, or would you rather pop out your front door and be a short walk to campus?

Thankfully, if you are searching for apartments near campus, you’re in the right place. We offer both apartments and townhomes for rent, ensuring that no matter what you need to get out of a living space, you’ll find it here. Prefer to live on your own? Want to have a roommate? Need a private hot tub on your patio? Interested in a loft apartment? Like we said, no matter what your needs are, we have options for you.

Don’t take our word for it though. If you’d like to see how great our apartments are for yourself, contact us today to schedule a tour. We look forward to showing you around!