24 Thoughts Every Student Has During Enrollment SZN

24 Thoughts Every Student Has During Enrollment SZN

May the odds be ever in your favor.

Fall Class registration. The spring Hunger Games. D-Day for college students. A day of anxiety, tears, tantrums and scheduling, re-scheduling and re-re-scheduling. Enrollment times just went out and you can bet that students have already stress cried to their academic advisors and lost sleep over next semesters classes. It is truly a fight to the death. What a time to be alive.

For graduating seniors, this is a time to kick back, relax and watch the madness of class registration unfold because you're peacing out in six weeks.

For those who are undergoing another round of class registration, you probably have some very strong thoughts towards the entire ordeal. For example:

1. "Why is my registration time literally the LAST time slot in the entire university??"

2. "I'm literally not going to get any of the classes that I need for next semester and that will probably mean that I'll need to stay an extra year. Good."

3. *Emails academic advisor at least five times asking why everything sucks and if you will even graduate on time*

4. *Cries about registration*

5. "Should I pregame this? Let me know."

6. "I need to be in three classes that start all at the same time. Thanks, college."

7. "Will I be able to make a class that starts at 11:15 in ISAT from a class that ends at 11:00 on the Quad?"

8. *Sits and watches all my classes get filled up because my enrollment time is the worst*

9. "I have four backup schedules just in case."

10. "Is this professor easy?" *Checks ratemyprofessors.com* "NOPE. NEVERMIND. ABORT."

11. *Googles 'can I take 27 credits in one semester and not die'*

12. *Googles 'do I really need a degree to succeed in life'*

13. *Skips class to enroll in more classes because you're not missing your enrollment time*

14. *Emails three different professors plus the university president for overrides into classes*

15. *Has anxiety over the whole process*

16. "I'm definitely going to pregame my registration."

17. "Why the heck does this class need twelve prereqs in order for me to be able to enroll in it??"

18. "If I have to take another 8 am class I think I might just drop out."

19. *Only class available is an 8 am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday."

20. "Great. Guess I'm dropping out."

21. *Stress enrolls in three more classes that you're unsure that you need but will take just in case.*

22. *Constantly refreshes page three minutes before your enrollment time begins*

23. *Enrollment time begins* "GO, GO, GO, GO."

24. *Ponders for the rest of the semester if your classes for the next semester are going to be ok."

Good luck on enrollment and may the odds be ever in your favor!

Cover Image Credit: Madelene Whitfield

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To The Teacher Who Was So Much More

Thank you for everything

I think it's fair to say that most people remember at least one teacher who had a lasting impact on them. I have been incredibly lucky to have several teachers who I will never forget, but one individual takes the cake. So here's to you: thank you for all you have done.

Thank you for teaching me lessons not just in the textbook.

Although you taught a great lecture, class was never just limited to the contents of the course. Debates and somewhat heated conversations would arise between classmates over politics and course material, and you always encouraged open discussion. You embraced the idea of always having an opinion, and always making it be heard, because why waste your voice? You taught me to fight for things I believed in, and to hold my ground in an argument. You taught me to always think of others before doing and speaking. You showed me the power of kindness. Thank you for all the important lessons that may not have been included in the curriculum.

Thank you for believing in me.

Especially in my senior year, you believed in me when other teachers didn't. You showed me just what I could accomplish with a positive and strong attitude. Your unwavering support kept me going, especially when I melted into a puddle of tears weekly in your office. You listened to my stupid complaints, understood my overwhelming stress-induced breakdowns, and told me it was going to be okay. Thank you for always being there for me.

Thank you for inspiring me.

You are the epitome of a role model. Not only are you intelligent and respected, but you have a heart of gold and emit beautiful light where ever you go. You showed me that service to others should not be looked at as a chore, but something to enjoy and find yourself in. And I have found myself in giving back to people, thanks to your spark. Thank you for showing me, and so many students, just how incredible one person can be.

Thank you for changing my life.

Without you, I truly would not be where I am today. As cliche as it sounds, you had such a remarkable impact on me and my outlook on life. Just about a year has passed since my graduation, and I'm grateful to still keep in touch. I hope you understand the impact you have made on me, and on so many other students. You are amazing, and I thank you for all you have done.

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It's The Most Wonderful Time For  College Students

Let's get this bread.


It's a new semester, and time to get it together. Especially if you had an okay or horrible semester for fall, whether something personal or grade-wise, it's a new start, with new classes and professors and a clean slate. So, as the people say, let's get this bread.

Spring semester, easily a little better than fall semester because we are all one step closer to summer break and some are one step closer to graduating and being released into the real world. *Que tears for all our senior friends leaving us* But probably for most, if not all, spring semester is what we need.

After a crazy fall semester, I know I needed a fresh start especially since some of my classes made me want to break down in tears every day during the fall (at my math class). With the start of a new semester and no math class for me to spend a lot of my attention on, I am hoping for a less stressful semester where I can focus evenly on each class without stressing myself out too much.

Math is one of those subjects where I have to put tons of focus and energy on it but I felt as if I have never struggled as much as I did last semester. Honestly, yes, I believe that in a lot of cases how you perform in a class is due to how you handle it individually, but in some cases, it can also be how the professor teaches it. And boy, did my math professor teaching style clash with how I learn.

BUT, with math now behind me, hopefully, spring semester will sort of just be a little bit of a breather and I can enjoy it more than I did in the fall. And I know I am not the only college student who has a struggle like I did, it's part of life and all we can do is our best.

Spring semester can be a new, clean slate for all us.

One thing I love about starting a new semester is how I can take the bad habits I had last semester, and improve them over the course of spring. I always try to improve my learning and study habits from previous semesters to continue helping me grow.

Spring is all about new and fresh beginnings, and the start of a new semester can give us hope from bad, past semesters. And sometimes what causes a bad semester isn't even our performances in the class. Sometimes, life comes at you and knocks you off your feet. Sometimes, it's more personal rather than class.

What happens on in our personal lives outside of college definitely can take a toll on our overall health. I know students who have lost family members, or just had a difficult time readjusting back to college life, or just were in a funk struggle to land on their feet throughout the semester, and I get that. I have my bad days too.

With a new semester on the horizon, we can all take a breather and work towards a less stressful and more wonderful spring semester to enjoy.

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