Students should go to their Friday class

Kate Rehwinkel

It seems that every week many people who have class on Fridays do not show up.

When I had Friday classes, it seemed that half the class was missing each Friday.

Personally, I would rather have classes on Friday than have a longer class twice a week.

Most of my friends do not have classes on Friday.

I’m sure there are a plethora of reasons why the university does not have a lot of classes offered on Friday.

One reason could be cutting costs, especially when we had the budget crisis in Illinois, having fewer Friday classes would help cut costs rather quickly.

However, in the real world the majority of people have to go to work on a Friday and do not get the day off unless they take a vacation or sick day.

By having Friday classes, students will get in the swing of having to get up early and be productive on Friday, instead of laying in their room all day watching Netflix.

I know myself that having a chance to sit and watch Netflix on a weekday is relaxing, but it does not prepare us for reality.

I typically work on Friday mornings, so I do not get to sleep in.

There are days where I definitely hate waking up early, but I know that having Friday morning work will prepare me for a whole eight-hour shift.

Why do people complain about a class that is only 50 minutes long?

It is not even an hour of your time that you give to a professor where you sit, listen, and participate.

I know that partying for most people starts on a Thursday, but you come to school for an education.

Choosing not to go to your Friday class shows a lack of interest in your education and future and disrespects the professor.

Sometimes I am grateful when a lot of the students do not show up because most of my teachers give the students who were there extra credit.

Another Friday thing that always bothers me is for fall break we have Friday off, a day when many students don’t have classes or just don’t show up.

So I get a Friday that I already have off as a break?

That is not a break.

I think we should at least get the Monday after fall break off if you want to really make it a break.

If you can’t make it to your classes on Friday because you do not feel like it, then what are you going to do when you have to be at your job first thing in the morning five days a week?

College is supposed to prepare us for the real world, so having classes on a Friday will help us get used to getting up early and being productive humans.


Kate Rehwinkel is a senior management major. She can be reached at [email protected].