Summer is coming to a close and we’re sad to see it go. It’s the end of lazy days, and the start of a new school year, which means new courses, new books, and new friends. Whether you’re back to campus again, or heading off for year one, we’ve got a few tips to help your kick off the semester right! 

Get all of your supplies ready!Getting Ready to School to Start Back

New school supplies are oddly satisfying–the smell of fresh notebook paper, the solid click of three-ring binders, pens and highlighters all lined up to go. Don’t make the mistake of showing up to your first day of classes unprepared. It’s the perfect time of year to find great deals on everything you’ll need this semester, and you don’t want to earn the ire your professors by asking for a spare pencil right off the bat. If you don’t already have one, consider investing in a laptop computer. It’ll make note taking easier in class, and you can squeeze in some homework time even while you’re on the go. If you’re looking for a great rooftop bar to take in the views while you work through lunch, McCray’s Tavern in Lawrenceville is the perfect spot to pop a squat, grab a bite, and grind out those assignments.  

Revamp your dorm or living space

New year, new you! There’s no better way to set off the Fall semester than a total makeover of your room. Declutter and freshen up the look of your space with smart storage options, like an ottoman or small bench with rising lid. If your square footage is limited, utilize it creatively, from clear plastic totes under the bed to removable accessory hooks on the walls. Make it feel like home with peel-and-stick removable wallpaper, damage free picture hanging strips, and LED lighting for all occasions. Coordinate bedding, curtains, and accent rugs with pops of color to keep it feeling fresh all year long. 

Have one last celebration before donning your thinking cap for the semester

Whether it’s a going away party, or a chance to celebrate the end of a truly epic summer, schedule one last event to get everyone together before classes start. Play host at home with a pool party or theme night (toga party anyone?), or avoid the cleanup completely by making plans to meet for food and drinks at your local Lawrenceville bar. With large television screens, contemporary American eats, and plenty of space for group events, McCray’s Tavern in Lawrenceville is the ideal spot to plan your last shindig of the season.   

Another summer for the books, before it’s time to hit the books. Make some me-time this semester at Lawrenceville’s favorite bar and grill. Grab your roommate or study buddies and head over to McCray’s every once in a while! Don’t forget to reserve a table! 770.407.6754