11 Things Incoming Freshmen Can't Learn About Texas A&M On A Zoom Call This Fall
Start writing a post
Student Life

11 Things Incoming Freshmen Can't Learn About Texas A&M On A Zoom Call This Fall

As an incoming senior, I've been here a while. I didn't grow up as an Aggie, but I've quickly learned the ins and the outs of campus life.

109

1. You have to experience the flash floods in person.

As someone who's had their backpack soaked and textbooks ruined, you just have to bond with the rest of the student body. The best part is walking into class and seeing all of your other classmates who were also not prepared and are sitting down with dread.

2. Backpack sweat embarrassment is a right of passage.

August is brutal. There are no doubts about that. Zoom will never teach you how to get over yourself.

3. Accidently walking under the Century Tree and being doomed to a life of singleness.

Everyone assumes that you're going to go to college and meet the love of your life. Well, here's the reality: it's not all that true. You might as well walk under the Century Tree and get to class quicker than avoid it.

4. Banner holders yelling at you to join their organization, even though you have no interest in it.

Ah, yes. The banner holding group. I don't know how many flyers I've taken and not looked at again-ever. If you want to join an org, the best way to do it is to look it up in Google.

5. MSC baked good organization sales.

These might be the best treat to exist. Sometimes waiting in line for lunch is not worth it. A baked goods sale? I have eaten countless cupcakes for lunch before. It's college. Do what you want.

6. The Underground lunch rush.

I remember my freshman year knowing the sweet spot as to when to go and not experience a line out the door for Chick-fil-a. If you try to go when all classes actually get out, you're going to be waiting out the door.

7. Trying to get from West Campus to Main Campus in 20 minutes or less.

For the life of me, I can't figure out why they schedule a freshman-level math class on the complete opposite side of the campus. However, most have found that getting a bike is much quicker than trying to rely on the bus system.

8. Finding the best bathrooms to use on campus.

This is actually a challenge. When you don't live on campus, you have to be in the know of where it's acceptable to use the bathroom and where it is not.

9. Breakaway traffic headache every Tuesday night.

If you're trying to get anywhere on a Tuesday night around 8:30-9, don't even bother. Breakaway is an on-campus ministry where thousands of students flock to Reed Arena and the traffic is a nightmare. I'm not sure why there's not a specific bus that runs to shuttle people to and from it.

10. Asking awkwardly to sit down at a table that's already occupied by another person.

Desperate times call for desperate measures. It's awkward, but sometimes you meet the best people that way.

11. Dining hall food- the dos and don'ts

One time I used a meal swipe just so I could sit with my friends at Sbisa and smuggle my own veggie straws inside. Honestly, dining hall food is something that just has to be learned through the experience. Is it worth waiting in the pasta line? Or should you just go for a sandwich?


From Your Site Articles
Report this Content
Featured

Student Jobs That Can Help Your Career

There are heaps of different jobs you could be doing to earn extra cash while you’re in college. However, you’ll probably want to give some thought to how each of your prospective job opportunities might impress prospective employers when you launch your actual career after graduation.

10410
Student Jobs

There are heaps of different jobs you could be doing to earn extra cash while you’re in college. However, you’ll probably want to give some thought to how each of your prospective job opportunities might impress prospective employers when you launch your actual career after graduation. The following jobs are ones you’re probably qualified to do, and they’re likely to be more impressive additions to your resume than the usual Mcjob options would be:

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

My Top 50 Spotify Songs From 2021 That Are Must-Listens

Thank you Spotify wrapped for curing my seasonal depression!

14438
My Top 50 Spotify Songs From 2021 That Are Must-Listens
Photo by Ivan Samkov on Pexels

Spotify Wrapped recently came out and is absolutely fueling me through these last few days of the semester. Here are my top 50 songs from 2021.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Are New Year’s Resolutions Overrated? Why Not?

Every year, the same debates spark around the idea of new year’s resolutions. Some people think it’s the perfect time to turn over a new leaf, while others point to studies that show the failure rate of these resolutions. Spoiler alert: most fail.

33518
New Year’s Resolutions Overrated

Every year, the same debates spark around the idea of new year’s resolutions. Some people think it’s the perfect time to turn over a new leaf, while others point to studies that show the failure rate of these resolutions. Spoiler alert: most fail.

Keep Reading... Show less
How to Use Your Passion for Writing to Complete Academic Essays

Academic paper writing is often considered one of the most dreaded parts of college for students. Most people hate it, even if they are into writing in general. Many students feel like it puts them into a box where no creative expression is possible. Like having to use a more formal tone of voice and thinking about referencing restricts one’s flow of thought.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How Long Would It Take To Mine A Bitcoin?

No one will give you the correct answer to this question because there are a lot of details that they need to know. But, you can roughly estimate it based on the equipment you have a few more factors. One thing that needs to be mentioned is that mining has changed a lot over the years.

72344
Mine A Bitcoin

they need to know. But, you can roughly estimate it based on the equipment you have a few more factors. One thing that needs to be mentioned is that mining has changed a lot over the years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments