You’ve heard the phrase: "Youth is wasted on the young." We’d like to extend that to: "College is wasted on college students." Most of us are many years (er, decades) removed from the college days. Others of us never had the opportunity to attend.
Either way, we’re not privy to the incredible opportunities that the undergraduate experience provides.
Think about it: Nearly limitless learning opportunities, combined with a packed schedule of optional events, activities, entertainment, and celebrations. How many college students fully appreciate this while they’re there?
And, more to the point, why can’t adults take advantage of something like that?
The truth: We can. Without the exorbitant tuition. Or the required core courses. Or the bad dormitories.
The events calendar at the University Club of Saint Paul and Saint Paul Athletic Club are enough to keep every member of the family curious, refreshed, busy, social — whatever they want to be.
Play chess. Learn French. Swim. Taste wine. Give time to a charity. Discuss F. Scott Fitzgerald. Party it up at an Ice Martini Bar or a holiday ball. Take a yoga class. Learnto knit. Have brunch with Santa. Participate in the G.K. Chesterson society. (Seriously. It exists.) Learn ballet. Watch a documentary screening. Attend a concert.
This list barely scratches the surface of the Club’s events calendar.
At some point in our lives, usually as soon as we finish school and enter the "real world," too many of us get complacent in our commitment to personal growth and development.
Why not keep learning? Why not keep challenging ourselves, and meeting other people along the way? Why not look for new ways to have fun, to celebrate, to eat, drink, and be merry? It’s all the best parts of college. And again, no dorms.