Keeping up with new friends — be it venturing to downtown Kent's shops and eateries, finding the food truck or best dining halls on campus together, or stocking up on Kent State gear — can get pricey. Take time to check your balances before you get into trouble and have to phone home!
If you're depleting your funds too quickly, consider other activities that might be more cost effective. Studying together on the Risman Plaza, window shopping instead of true shopping and making wish lists to share with your parents, playing some tennis or walking campus. There doesn't always have to be a price tag to have a good time. These free zone activities might even be a bit of a stress reliever if you have felt anxious about spending too much, too soon.