The 10 Stages Of Fall Break As A Villanova Wildcat

The 10 Stages Of Fall Break As A Villanova Wildcat

See ya in a week, Villanova!
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One of the many great things about Villanova is that it blesses its students each October with Fall Break. No, it is not merely one or two sad days off for Columbus Day, like so many other schools receive. This is a beautiful 10-day period post-midterm week when students get to go home and just relax. Here are the 10 stages of Villanova's Fall Break

1. Walking out of your dorm on Friday after all your midterms like.

"I'm freeeeeeeee." God bless. At this point in the game, you couldn't care less if you failed every single midterm you just took. You just wanna be outta here and on your way home.

2. Coming home and immediately jumping into bed.

The time for stress is over. The time for sleep is now.

3. Wondering how students at other schools even survive without this.

The truth is that Villanova rocks. And we're so accustomed to the good life here that we can't even fathom just picking right back up after a stressful week or two of midterms. It's a sin, really, that those other schools have to endure that.

4. Coming up with big plans for all your free time.

"I need to go shopping here, and get a haircut this day, and visit my friend at school on this day, and since I have so much time I can totally start working out again..."

5. But then literally never following through on any of it.

Netflix has taken over as the top and only priority. You started binging three new shows that you're sure you can finish up before you get back to school next week. After all, this break is for relaxing right?

6. Having to live by your family's eating schedule and not your own.

You've spent this whole semester creating the perfect eating schedule that aligns perfectly with both your classes and when you're hungry. And just when you're getting used to it, you're uprooted from your life of independence and thrown back into a world where you have to wait for your family to eat dinner every night. Torture.

7. Going out to eat at places that don't accept NovaBucks and having to pay real money.

You take the meal plan for granted until literally everything you want to eat requires money being deducted from your checking account.

8. Realizing that it's already the end of the week and you've done literally nothing but sleep.

Your parents and siblings say, "I thought we were going to spend time together!" And you're like,"Well it's already Thursday, too late for that."

9. Thinking about how much work you're gonna have when classes resume.

Midterms might be over but that doesn't mean you don't still have a billion things to do. I'm not even back yet and I'm already behind.

10. But ultimately being happy to reunite with all your friends after 10 days apart.

Yes, you're sad to leave your comfy bed, and you wish you could bring your dog back to school with you, but you'll see them in a month! Thanksgiving Break, here I come!

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Every roommate situation in college is going to be different.

All you can do is hope and pray that they'll just leave you alone for the most part. A lot of the time, you can get a hint about what kind of roommate they'll be just knowing their first name.

1. Hailey

Her dad pays her rent. She can't cook. Litters the kitchen with take out boxes from the local vegan joint.

2. Beth

Totally wants you to go to SoulCycle with her at 6 a.m. on a Saturday. Room is littered with leggings and sneakers.

3. Michelle

Comes home at 3 a.m. after a night of heavy drinking. Loudly makes some sort of frozen meal. Sleeps through her noon alarm.

4. Victoria

Probably has dark hair and an acoustic guitar. Keeps pretty much to herself. Does homework in the living room at obscure hours.

5. Madison

Was on the dance team in high school and has not stopped telling you about how great it was. Does work out videos on the TV in the living room.

6. Kim

Brings her boyfriend over every night of the week. Brings different boys home on the weekends.

7. Megan

Actively avoids cleaning the bathroom. Leaves her dishes in the sink. You haven't seen her shower in four days.

8. Erica

Normal. Quiet. Wants to be a high school English teacher.

9. Erika

Wild. Emotionally distraught always. Is always hosting the pre-game. Never comes home with all of the clothes she left wearing.

10. Sarah

"Definitely should have got into Harvard, but I ended up here instead." Too into trying to get a 4.0 to pay attention to you.

11. Julia

Studies music performance. Screams expletives at her keyboard. Cannot play the trumpet, but still tries really hard.

12. Hannah

So tall she almost hits her head on the doorways. Plays basketball. Raps to old Kanye in the shower.

13. Jenny

Should not be allowed to go out. Goes out every weekend anyway. Throws up in your bathtub and doesn't always address it in the morning.

14. Heather

Stressing about her internship. Is currently failing all of her classes. Will somehow still get a 3.5 GPA this semester.

15. Grace

You never see her, only the hairballs she leaves all around your place.

16. Emma

Only has guy friends because "it's easier." Guy friends who leave empty beer cans out after every sporting event on TV.

17. Caitlyn

Has a 4.0 as a biology major. Is going to med school. Sterilizes her room, the bathroom and the kitchen sink every four hours.

18. Sam

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19. Alex

Is probably dating her boss. Has straight Ds in all her classes.

20. Taylor

Is somehow always home when you're home. You know nothing about her other than where she's from.

21. Alyssa

Trying to become the next big YouTuber. Has lighting equipment all over the place. You constantly hear the phrase, "Hey guys, welcome to my channel!" She squealed because yesterday she hit 25 subscribers.

22. Jesse

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It's really not all it's cracked up to be.
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So, full disclosure: I never went to prom.

Now, as people's jaws drop because they think that I was some loser who had no one to go with, you're right, but that isn't the point.

I was never one for school dances, considered my memories of them are full of cringey moments and an understanding of why I had low self-esteem. So, for me, prom was just another one of those dances where I would end up wanting to leave an hour in.

Except, this time, I had spent $90 instead of just bringing in a non-perishable.

I had a prom dress, and my parents were more than willing to buy me a ticket. I think the problem was that I created a stigma around needing a party of friends to take pictures with in order for it to be enjoyable. I wasn't content with just rolling up to the Constitution Center in my gown by myself.

It's not like I had a horrible night. Instead of going to prom, I went to see "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2", AND I got Pancheros with my parents. That night, I had a blast, and it never really occurred to me that I was missing out on anything.

If you're someone who really hates dances but have a group of friends willing to go, still consider prom. It quite honestly could be a lot of fun, and I know countless people who enjoyed dancing the night away with their friends.

But there is nothing in any type of contract from high school that requires you to go to your prom. It's something that yeah, you may feel a twinge of regret about, but really in the grand scheme of things, you aren't going to think about it.

I'm not going to have any fun prom stories to tell my kids about an overpriced weekend down the shore or about the attempt to smuggle alcohol in. But I am going to be able to sleep at night knowing the price of my prom ticket equaled a night watching Star-Lord and Gamora battling some freaking aliens.

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