Free $hit

There are things around campus that you should never have to pay for. Find out what's free below.

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Gregory Cox, Managing Editor

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Listen up, freshmen. Being in college means your budgets are about to get tight. Luckily, there are places all over campus that offer free goods and services. That means you should avoid paying for any of the following, and instead save that money for “extracurricular activities.”

Illustration by Ivan Benavides

Illustration by Ivan Benavides

Scantrons

In college, teachers don’t provide scantrons for you. The S.E. Wimberly Library, Student Union, Office of Student Government and Dean of Students Office give a maximum of two scantrons per student per visit. Be wary though, most of these offices close at 5 p.m., so be sure to pick them up early for those late-night classes.

Illustration by Ivan Benavides

Illustration by Ivan Benavides

Condoms

Don’t get caught without these. There’s nothing worse than getting turned down because you didn’t bring any rubbers. You can take the risk, but a sexually transmitted infection test and a pregnancy test aren’t free.

Stock up and keep them on hand. The Owls Health Care Promotion center and Student Health Services both carry brand name condoms like Trojan and Lifestyles to ensure reliability. Ladies, it’s not a bad idea to stock up on these too – guys can be a little forgetful sometimes.

Illustration by Ivan Benavides

Illustration by Ivan Benavides

Food

Most programs and organizations know that if they want to get student attention, they need to do so with food. The Student Union markets a free food event every Friday outside of the Student Union. Student Government organizations like Multicultural Programming and other student-run groups also offer food at some of their on-campus events, so keep an eye out for advertisements.

Illustration by Ivan Benavides

Illustration by Ivan Benavides

Sporting Events

All FAU sporting events are free for students. Just be sure to get a ticket through fausports.com. These events often have free T-shirts, stress balls or towels that are given out at the door or thrown into the crowd.

Illustration by Ivan Benavides

Illustration by Ivan Benavides

Transportation

There’s no need to worry about a designated driver. The Atlantic trolley service provides rides for students to the beach, Mizner Park, the mall, Publix and bars on the weekends. If you’re trying to get around campus from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. during the week, be sure to call Night Owl, the free golf cart service that will pick you up and take you where you need to go. Their number is 561-297-6695.

Illustration by Ivan Benavides

Illustration by Ivan Benavides

Tutors

On the second floor of the Breezeway is the Center for Learning and Student Success office. They provide one-on-one tutoring for math, science, languages and other subjects. They also offer supplemental instruction sessions. These weekly group sessions are offered for difficult classes that students are known to struggle with.