22 Notion Templates for College Students 2021
When it comes to managing your classes, budgets, and late night parties, it becomes super overwhelming to manage it all. Thankfully Notion, the #1 all-in-one workstation, delivers some of best tools to manage your hectic 4 years in college.
For college students, you have to remember to go to class, figure out how to organize 18 units worth of notes, just to come home to uncooked peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Don’t worry, I organized these 22 Notion Templates for Students because I know managing your four years at a new school can be TOUGH!
Did I also mention that out these 22 Notion Templates for College Students, all 22 of them are FREE! Yessir, I scoured the internet to find the best free notion templates for students.
So, you’re welcome. 🙂
Productivity Notion Templates for College Students
From note-taking to task managing, these 4 productivity Notion templates for students will make sure you don’t slack in class!
1) The Ultimate Note-Taking Template for Notion by Thomas Frank
If you’re a college student then you know how much of a pain in the ass it is to figure out how to take notes. We’ve written entire articles about it.
I’ve been following Thomas Frank and his YouTube channel on how to win at college since I was an incoming freshman. Needlessly to say his Ultimate Note-Taking Notion template is a must have for any student looking to improve their notes!
This template comes jam packed with
- Viewing all your notes, and sorting them by their last modified date
- Easily categorizing notes into multiple levels of hierarchy (while still being able to view them all in a centralized place)
- Quickly capturing notes in a place that allows you to easily sort them later on
It’s a simple note taking template so that you can organize your notes, thoughts, or ideas while on the go.
Here’s his whole video explaining how to use it:
The simplicity yet efficacy of this template easily makes it on this “Notion Templates for Students” list.
2) The Campus Life Organizer by Will Ma
Already about to graduate and need a template focused on your planning your next steps? Well this Notion template by Will Ma has the usual budget, classes, and packing lists but also comes with a job application and habit tracker!
This template uses Notions job app template to save your resume and cover letter to help in your job or internship search.
In spite of the name, this template feels better as a transitional organizer to help you get ready for the “real world” after college. You can still take your class notes and block out your schedule, but I believe this template is most suited for the college senior (or fourth year) whose prepping for their next steps after graduating.
The Campus Life Organizer even comes with a goal board to help you keep track of your overarching goals
Check this template out if you’re hoping to make the transition from college to adulthood easier! And if you need any career advice to help you on your job search, check out Will Ma’s website! He’s got some great articles focused on helping students and young professionals navigate their careers.
3) Resonance Calendar Notion Templates by Ali Abdaal and Brandon Zhang
This isn’t your traditional calendar template where you plug in your class schedule (but we do have an article outlining how you can Schedule Your School Life in 5 Minutes).
This Resonance Calendar Template by Ali Abdaal is really a “come-back-and-reflect-on-this-later” type of template. If something you read or listen to “resonates” with you, then you can add it into your calendar to reflect back on it later.
When you’re overwhelmed with career fair events, productivity podcasts, and remembering where the best Mexican food outside of campus is located, this can be a helpful way to keep all those ideas in one place.
This also helps when you learn something new from a workshops.
Organizing all these ideas can be a pain but this Ali’s Resonance Calendar helps it all in one place.
This version of the Resonance Calendar suited my style and it might suit yours too.
4) Minimalist Habit Tracker Template for Notion by Thomas Frank
It helps keep track of your daily habits, works great on your phone, has toggles for weekly summaries, and there’s even a full-length video on how to use this template to be a task completing
I suck at tracking my habits so even if you haven’t download this template yet, I already did.
Learning and Studying – Notion Templates for Students
If you need a faster way to skim through a dense research article or memorize last week’s lecture, then these four notion templates are for you!
5) AIC —> Synthetic Note Template by Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega
You’re gonna be writing a TON of research papers in college. And nobody has time to read through every page in whatever article your professor assigned. Thankfully, this Synthetic Note Template is designed to help you skim through only the important stuff of whatever paper, article, or journal you may be using for your paper.
Whether you’re in high school, college, or grad school this template is really well structured and I couldn’t recommend it enough.
6) Spaced Repetition Notion Template by Brandon Zhang
If you struggle with learning or memorizing a topic for class, then you should try your learning through this Spaced Repetition Template.
If you don’t know what Spaced Repetition is check out this explainer article, but in short you prioritize studying the lessons you struggle with the most while focusing less on the topics you already understand.
This template helps you create a system that organizes the lessons you’re trying to learn in order of which you should study them in. This is different from using flashcards where you randomly bombarded with whatever card is next.
I honestly would recommend using a flashcard system like Anki to help you improve your learning. We go over why in our article on The 6 Best Strategies To Help You Study, but if you need a place to write down comments and notes, incorporate this template into your learning routine.
7) The Ultimate Semester Organizer by Janice Studios
I could describe what this template is but photos will do it more justice
This notion template was literally created for the semester college student. The dashboard comes jam packed with a weather, Spotify, todo list widget, and so much more!
This Notion template by Janice Studios is crazy organized and literally puts everything you need to organize your semester in one place. I 10/10 would recommend you checking it out.
It’s got a unique aesthetic and isn’t suited for the quarter system most UC schools structure themselves on, but the beauty of Notion is its customizability! So you can configure it to fit a quarter schedule or your specific school needs.
With how well it’s organized, I had to add it this list!
8) The College Hub by Mayer Adelberg
For students who want an all-in-one station for college, here’s a template from Mayer Adelberg that combines 3 major key items for college students: Academics, Personal Life, and Finances.
This template is different from the Ultimate Semester Organizer in the way that it’s more of a headquarters for everything going on in your college life, not just studying. But I included it anyways because one of the two biggest factors to help you study is time management.
The College Hub Notion Template for College Students, or any student for that matter, organizes all your classes and weekly assignments on the dashboard. You can filter them out by class or assignment.
There’s also catalog section to help you keep track of everyone you’ve ever interacted with on campus. You know, in case you run into the next Bill Gates.
And of course the budget section. Keep track of your finances is a great way of making sure you know you’re not gonna break the bank impulse buying those Coachella tickets.
This College Hub template puts everything all in one place so that you don’t have to search for anything. With three of the most important parts of your college life centralized, you can save time while having a peace of mind.
This template also comes with a super well done video on how to use it. Because he’s a transfer student, his video also offers great nuggets of advice. For example, saving your syllabus to show your school which classes you already received credit for.
Love the template, love the advice, check out the template.
Resume and Portfolio Notion Templates for College Students
9) Job Application Tracker by Notion
Notion has their very own Job App Tracker Notion Template with cover letter and resume attachment features and a simple dashboard to simplify the job search process. This is actually the same Job App Tracker you’ll find in Will Ma’s Campus Life Notion Template for College Students!
With people losing their jobs because of the pandemic, I really think job tracking templates are timely for many college student. Hopefully you’ll find one that works best for you!
As someone who has struggled organizing through all the various jobs I’ve applied to, this Job Application Tracker template helps simplify a stressful and messy process.
10) Portfolio Tracker Template (2.0) by Zoe Chew
Whether you’re a college student or college grad, if you have any projects, art, essays, products, contracts, or plans you want to share, then you need this personal portfolio template from Zoe Chew!
Having control and accessibility to your projects becomes increasingly important as you start to build your reputation and trust amongst not only your peers, but other professionals too.
Zoe made it easy with her Notion template by adding in a portfolio tracker right on the dashboard:
Get started with your own portfolio and duplicate her template as a blueprint for what you hope to share with the world.
11) Personal Website Template by Muaz Aznan
Everything we do seems to take place online now these days. And as developing young professionals, it’s super important that we create our own personal professional brand.
Conveniently, a website can be the perfect way to showcase who we are, what we do, and what we have accomplished.
Think of it as creating your very own online business card which you never have to print! Definitely saving money on ink with this template.
I actually got the opportunity to reach out to Muaz and he created a Fresh Notion template that anyone can customize.
With a sleek design, you can create your own personal profile of who you are as a student (or grad) and showcase yourself! However, setting up your own personal website can get a bit tricky so here’s a Notion video explaining how you can get started!
If you’re a college student or college grad ready to start making your own personal site, check this template out!
If you want to create your own domain to share with people instead of having to send a really long notion url, check this tutorial out: LINK TO VIDEO.
When paying for a custom domain, I recommend NameCheap if you’re looking for the most affordable domain provider anywhere.
12) Student Loan Tracker by Yuhna
This is the most American Notion template for college students of all time. You know we are stuck racking up thousands of dollars in student debt while the homies in Europe are relaxing with their free college education.
The best way to tackle a problem is to come up with plan and with student loans, coming up with a repayment timeline is the first step.
Shout-out to Yuhna for understanding that the US financial struggle is real.
13) Class Grade Calculator by Notion
Here’s your standard Grade Calculator Notion template for all your college lasses. It can definitely help you gauge how well you’re doing in the class and keep you focused on what’s important.
Usually I find these calculators helpful so that you know not to waste week working on the HW that’s only worth 5% of your final grade.
Don’t stress about the code written on the template because all you have to do is plug in the course work and the weight they have on your class grade.
If you want to keep track of your grades in your college classes, or if you’re constantly trying to figure out what grade you need on the final to pass, well this template is for you.
Family, Fun, and Extracurricular Notion Templates for Students
These templates will you remember the people and plans you have throughout the year. If there’s a party, I have a template with a plan.
14) People Tracker & Birthday Reminder by Philipp Stelzel
Created by Philipp Stelzel, this People Tracker & Birthday Reminder Notion Template is a great way to keep track of all the people you’ll meet while at college! Trust me, after four years it can get super overwhelming. And with Facebook shutting down these days, it’s getting easier to forget that it’s your housemate’s bday tomorrow.
This notion template comes with a calendar overview of all the upcoming events happening in your life. I can’t tell you how many times I double booked plans on my own mama’s bday! RIP, don’t be like me.
The people tracker also helps organize whoever you’ll stumble into during college career fairs, workshops, summits, and other networking events.
This template is free but if you want to show Phillipp some appreciation for this kick ass template then slide him a tip on the download page. Besides that, step your b-day and networking game with one of the most convenient notion templates for college students.
15) Movie Library by Phillipp Stelzel
If you’re a movie lover like me, then you KNOW I had to recommend another Philipp Stelzel Notion template. This one helps you figure out which movie to watch with the college homies.
We LOVE watching movies and there’s a good chance your university hosts free movie days. Better yet, if you go to UCLA, you’ll probably get see the Red Carpet Premiere of Suicide Squad. Not gonna lie, it’s pretty lit.
If you’re an organization fanatic, here’s a great template to help you list movies you’ll want to watch with the homies and catalog the one’s you hope to watch soon. It also comes with:
- A Watch Next List
- A Movie Calendar (Schedule Movie Nights with a Movie Calendar)
- Rate Movies you Have Watched
- A Way to Select Movies by Actor or Director
- Schedule Movie Nights with a Movie Calendar
- Save the Best Movies you Have Watched
16) The Party Planners Notion Template (for college students) by Priya Srivastava
Do I even have to explain? It’s college! Y’all better be living it up with this Notion template from Prototion.
This party planner Notion template comes with 3 planners: Wedding, Gaming, and Party Planning. Obviously, unless you live near a drive thru wedding like UNLV, you’ll probably only have to use the last two.
They all come with a guest list, a budget organizer, and a todo list.
If you’re tryna have the craziest darty at Berkeley or want to plan the ultimate party that’ll make even the #1 party school jealous, then you gotta duplicate this Notion template. For college students, this easiest way to make sure your next party is LIT (or at least organized)!
17) Trip Planner Notion Template by Dana Griff
People in college travel. A lot! They travel abroad, they travel with friends, they go to Mexico, they get stranded in Utah (avoid Utah!).
So this template is for all the college travelers who want an easy way to plan out their next trip.
Everyone says they’re a broke college student until that refund check hits! Then, all of a sudden, they at Coachella enjoying spring break. So you’ll definitely need this travel planner Notion template to help organize your plans.
This trip planner comes with a bookings and budget manager to help organize some of the tedious parts of your travel plans.
These are templates I thought were great but got too lazy to write full on reviews of them. If the the templates above weren’t your style and you wanted other options, check out these incredible templates below:
18) School Hub by Norah
A robust all in one place to organize your classes, notes, planner, studying, and college apps (if you plan to apply to college or grad school). Shout out to Norah for sharing her template!
19) Trello Style Kanban Todo List by Notion
20) Class Notes by Notion
This is a pretty simple class notes template. Yeah it’s simple but I’m sure with some creativity this could be a really useful template to help you take quick (and somewhat disorganized) notes. I honestly would recommend Thomas Frank’s note-taking template but this template is great for those who thrive in simplicity.
Still better than having all your notes in that binder you keep leaving in your closest. Am I right? …
This easy-to-use job app tracker Notion template comes complete with a job application board and quick links. You can easily customize the quick links to carry attachments of your resume and cover letter.
22) Advanced One Page Travel Planner by Nazzareno Giannelli
Okay this One Page Travel Planner Notion Template isn’t actually free which why it’s in the honorable mentions. So why would you want to add this template to your tool box of Notion templates? For students who are die-hard travelers, this template is simply too good to pass up. If the Trip Planner Notion template recommended above isn’t enough for you then here are two good reasons to download and duplicate this template:
- It’s a SUPER advanced all-in-one travel planner (well worth the €3, or $3.50 for us American college people)
- The creator actually made a whole video on how to go about making this Notion template yourself! For college students, learning how to build this template should be easy!
If you’re someone who dreams up checklists for all the places you want to visit, then you DEFINITELY need this One-Page Travel Planner from Nazzareno Giannelli. His notion template is a BEAST!
Although everything can fit in one page, this template is extremely robust, combining Google My Maps, am adjustable weather widget, and multiple ways of viewing your travel plans. You can easily categorize your plans by either priority level, date, or even view them on a calendar.
This template may seem overwhelming but it’s made for the die-hard travel fans. If you’re the go-to travel planner in your college friend group, then this is for you.
Here’s a video of him explaining how to get the most of this notion template. For college students who love traveling, this template is definitely A1.
So, as you can tell from this massive list, Notion is one heavy hitting machine organization machine. If you were looking for Notion Templates for College Students, think of this as an extensive list made for you.
I really looked through so many Youtube videos, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Reddit posts, shifting through a plethora of paid and free markets just to create this kick ass list of some of the best free Notion templates for college students.
So if you found it helpful, feel free to give it a share on any of those platforms I just mentioned. Sharing this article, along with any of the others on this site, really helps me create more articles like this.
To my fellow college peers, good luck on the school year!
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FAQ on Notion Template for Students:
Where can I find more Notion templates?
Why should I use Notion templates as a student?
- Tons of ready to use free templates
- Extremely customizable
- Community resources to help create your own templates
- Tons of tools to help you save time on work and study
- Multiple purpose all-in-one workstation in one app
- No having to switch between multiple tabs and apps
- Can help organize life at college
- Can save all your files, apps, and notes in one place
- Accessible online
- You can share and collaborate with other students, friends, or peers
- It’s free bro. We love free!
How do college students set up Notion?
Sign up for an account with your university email, create your own workstation or duplicate a template to get started.
Where can I find templates for Notion?
For Free and Paid notion templates can be found on Notion, The Notion Bar, Thomasjfrank.com, Philipp Stelzel, Notion VIP, Notion Everything, Notion Pages, Red Gregory, Notion Things, and Prototion. You can also find more templates searching for the term “notion template” on reddit or youtube.
Is Notion good for college students?
Hell yeah! You have so many tools to improve your productivity, organization, and time management, you’d be crazy to think Notion wasn’t good for college students.
How do I download a Notion template?
Simply login in to Notion, find a template you like, and hit the duplicate button on the right hand side of the template.