High school teaches you that stereotypes aren’t
true. College teaches you that they are.
You will drink, and as long as you don’t overdo
it and drink water before you sleep, you will enjoy it and you will want to do it
Everyone here has problems. They’re fucked up and they get fucked up to
forget about it.
The fuckboy, the druggie, the girl who seems
like all she can do is be pretty, they all have a pretty interesting and
Which, following number 4, listen to everyone
and what they have to say, whether it’s things about their life or advice they
have. You don’t necessarily have to
agree but you’ll be surprised as to what you have to learn from these people
that have come from all over the world.
Because at the end of the day, we’re not so
different after all.
The hookup scene is real.
The drug scene is real.
Finding some time to yourself every once in a
while should be a priority.
Everyone here is incredibly intelligent. They think on a different level.
Generally everyone here is pretty open
minded. You’ll stick out like a sore
thumb if you’re a close minded person.
A lot of sorority girls only know how to be
pretty and social and not much else. Not
all are like this, but it seems to be a recurring theme.
Be careful what personal information you spill
out to people. It’s a big school but you’d
be surprised as to how fast word spreads around here.
College changes you, if you let it. And most of the time you should let it.
You end up missing the comfort of high school
and some people too.
Don’t try to go out and look for a party too
late in the night. Most will close down
by midnight. The only ones open passed
midnight are small ones that you can’t really get into unless you know the
people hosting them.
The thirst is disgustingly real.
If you ever want to meet people but are
intimidated my big groups, check your hall/floor lounge late at night. Chances are, you’ll find one or few people still
up and willing to make new friends.
You get personal with people really quickly
here. You’ll find yourself sharing
things about yourself that you wouldn’t normally share with someone you just
This one is pretty similar to number 6, but you’ll
find that you’re never really alone in how you feel about things.
Relationships are impossible or ridiculously
difficult. College, especially your
first year, is a time you need to use to really mold yourself, learn about
yourself, and just learn about the world around you and embrace everything as
it is. That’s difficult enough as it is
already when you have classes, a job, clubs, etc. It only gets harder when there’s someone you
constantly have to check back with and keep tabs on. You have to focus on yourself.
Weight changes happen. Maybe you’ll gain weight because you stuff
yourself with delicious food from the dining commons or maybe you’ll lose
weight because you wake up too late to eat lunch.
The butterfly effect. You’ll find that the little things you choose
to do will snowball into a bigger and bigger effect, even if you can’t see it
If you want to happily get through your first
year, look at every not-so-good experience as a learning experience. Change your perspective on things.
When you have a card, you don’t pay too much attention
to how much money you’re spending because you can’t physically see the
transaction. So, constantly keep track
of how much money you’re spending.
You would think that a lot of students would be
about that college bum life and just wear PJs to school, but people here
actually dress really nice all the time.
You’re going to feel a bit intimidated about the
level of intelligence here and question how you even got into this school.
At the same time, you’re going to meet a handful
of people who make you questions how they even got into this school.
Things will happen on their own as they need be.
Secondhand stress is a real thing. I have genuinely stressed out in place of others.
Always keep tabs on the homework.
It’s definitely possible to get a good grade in
a class without a single textbook.
High school habits don’t exactly change. In some cases they do, but it’s pretty hard.
A lot of people are really friendly here. Some people will have their own cliques and
not want to open up but others will have conversations with you super late at
night and invite you to places and genuinely want you there. You just have to reach out a bit sometimes.
You learn a lot in your first week. You’re going to learn more in your next four