I'm a first year grad student and keep getting emails from other grad students in the program about wanting to do all sorts of activities outside the classroom like a Turkey Bowl flag football game, a talent show near xmas (department is almost requiring participation), a halloween costume party that is traditionally hosted by 1st years for everyone else in the program, etc (you get the idea). So is it bad that I'm not really interested at all in going to any of these or participating in any of them? Look, I'm a little older than most of these kids (starting out at 28 almost 29 years old). I really don't care anymore about happy hours, going out to bars, costume parties, pumpkin pickings, etc. I just want my degree as fast as possible and to get out of here as fast as possible. I'm not here to delay real life and prolong the college experience. Should I really hang out with fellow younger classmates? I already have tons of friends that live close by and have a significant other so it's not like I'm a hermit or looking for a potential mate anyways.