Hi Joseph, time management is a must in college. As long as you establish a routine you be fine with managing classes and a social life. Set aside a few time slots that you block out for strictly classwork and a few for other activities and ensure that you follow it by setting up a rewards system ex. completed Humanities assignment reward yourself with spending time with friends.
This really depends on what you want to do. Typically things like sports, theater, dance and music will consume a lot of time. I have spent upwards of 40 hours a week in some activities in the past. That being said, other activities like clubs, may only take one or two hours a week. Most upperclassman who are involved in those activities should be able to tell you specifically what the time commitment would be for whatever you are interested in. Good luck.
Junli (June)’s Answer
It depends on what you want to do. Consider: physical or mentally-related ones. Physical meaning team sports (baseball/volleyball), solo sports (running), swimming, dancing, martial arts. Mentally meaning arts based: arts and crafts, draw/paint/sculpt or learning a new language. find out where you want to get involved in. Talk to people who run those organizations or clubs and ask how often they meet.