Spring semester also tends to go much more quickly than the fall semester. I think this is a result of two different things. First of all, we lose almost an entire week for actually taking classes. Secondly, I think that with an entire week off in the middle of spring semester, it divides the semester so that both "sections" are fairly short. However, many students also have troubles getting back into the semester after such a long break.
I recently learned that 40% of our campus is involved in a fraternity or sorority- this huge portion of our campus is especially busy this time of the year as they start to welcome new freshmen as potential new sisters (or brothers as the case may be). This whole new group of students being involved means that there are a huge number of people very involved during this semester.
|A group of representatives from various sororities on Bid Day|