One Life, One Eating
The phrase "One life, one meeting" means that every time you meet someone, you treat the occasion like you will never see that person again (source: Azumanga Daioh the anime). In the ever-changing climate of college, getting together with friends and sharing a meal together is important because you may never know when someone is going to transfer, drop out, or graduate. You can meet in a dorm room or apartment, the school dining hall, or a restaurant according to your tight student budget. It does not necessarily have to be a celebration of a holiday, birthday, or special occasion; getting together anytime everyone's schedule is free is always the right time. Free time may be harder to come by during the week of final exams, but if you and your friends can find time to eat dinner together the night before the last day of the semester, taking time out from studying is well worth the experience.
Also, because you may be away from home and the foods you are used to, the college dining experience is an excellent opportunity to try new things. You never know what you might find in the dining hall, and you might as well enjoy it because you never know when the same foods will be served again. If you see a different food you want to try, go for it. Do not let the opportunity pass you by or else you may regret it.
Just remember, "Shame on the road is written off, but that doesn't mean you should go out of your way to do something stupid." (also from Azumanga Daioh the anime)