Getting the Most from Commuting to College

Throughout university, commuting is both a productive and frustrating experience often leading to stressful mornings. From traffic to just getting out the door, odds are if you are staying at Placio which is strategically placed and connected making commuting a breeze. When you take public transit, your daily commute is a blocked out period of time that you can’t escape. However, with some strategic planning, you can have a stress free commute to school and the Delhi Government too in similar vein announced concessional passes for AC buses making life easier for college students.

Concessional passes for the Air-Conditioned buses

Delhi Government in a meeting approved AC Passes for students travelling on buses at lower rates. The meeting was chaired by Arvind Kejriwal and the gist of the meeting was to provide concessional passes for the Air-Conditioned buses of DTC to students on the buses running under the cluster scheme.

The passes will be made available to all the Educational Institutions that are recognised by Delhi or by the Central Government. This scheme includes the regular college going students who are currently studying in any institution approved under the scheme.

The Government also added that this measure will give a boost to the usage of Public Transport and will help to control traffic on the road.

 

Get Organized

Making a stress-free commute usually begins the night before. Plan out what can be done the night before, and what has to be done in the morning. The less you have to do before you get out the door, the less stressful it will be. Start by making a checklist of what you need to take with you on your commute to college. It may even be specific to the day of the week because you don’t have the same classes every day. The night before, pack everything you need to take with you the next day from your computer to textbooks and snacks. Put those items, already packed, in a central location you can grab on your way out the door. Take small containers and pack them with a healthy breakfast from Placio’s canteen to power your morning commute. Just make sure to stay hydrated.

Commuting by AC bus is better

Make your commute period a peaceful time – some people find listening to the news relaxing, but if that isn’t you, there are other options. Try creating playlists of your favorite songs to listen to on the way to school. Even books on tape are a good option for creating a calm commute. You may even listen to a short guided meditation on your way to campus to make your commute fly by and put you in the right frame of mind. Rest on the commute back by taking a nap.  Start early to avoid the stress of being caught in traffic jam on the way to college. This can add to the typical morning stress. Since you will get to college, you can find a quiet spot to eat your breakfast and even get some work done.

Time your commute

Knowing how long it takes to get to class is vital. Take the time before classes start to clock from your student housing to campus. It’s also important to do this at the time of day your class starts. Campuses and cities have a rhythm. If you don’t want to be late to class, you need to find that rhythm.

Check Out City Transportation

Find the AC bus routes to college campus from Placio and even scout to other places you want to explore in the city. This mean paying attention to the routes that run close by your student housing and what can take you to campus. Also keep track of those time schedules; you don’t want to get stuck on campus because the buses stop running.

Get a sturdy backpack

If you are going to be commuting to college, you’ll want to invest in a good backpack. It needs to be able to hold your books and fit you comfortably. It also helps if you keep your books and supplies organized; you don’t want to have to run back to Placio because you forgot your paper for class.

Effortlessly make friends

Commuting with the same helps you build a circle of people who know and (fingers crossed) want to hang out with each other. This is your chance to really get the most out of your college experience.