6 Things Every College Grad Doesn't Miss
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6 Things Every College Grad Doesn't Miss

Sure, college was great. But let's not forget...

6 Things Every College Grad Doesn't Miss
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Most college students will probably tell you the cliché that college was the best time of their lives and that it will probably be the best of yours. What they might not tell you, however, is that with all of the fun that comes with college, there also comes a list of things that college grads never want to think about again after graduation! Here’s a list of 6 things college grads don’t miss:

1. Group projects

Every college student regretfully remembers those horrifying group projects where personalities clash, people free ride off of the other members’ hard work, don’t communicate, or frankly just don’t participate.

For those of you with type A personalities, the project either becomes entirely your responsibility, or tension arises over who manages the group or isn’t doing their fair share.

2. Finding a parking spot

Commuters will cringe at the memory of the endless search for a parking spot that often almost made them late to class.

Days when you were already running late became even more dreadful when finding a decent spot was impossible.

3. The cost of textbooks

By your senior year, you probably stopped buying textbooks – I don’t blame you.

Does anyone remember how ridiculously expensive textbooks were? You may have forced it out of your memory by now. Hopefully you found the cheap version on Amazon or rented from Chegg.

Anyone else still offended by the absurdly low amount your school’s bookstore would offer to give you in exchange for your textbooks at the end of the semester?


I don’t know about you, but my parents made me fill out the FAFSA forms on my own year after year. It was an absolute drag, and I filled it out late every single year.

Let’s not forget how depressing it was to see how little assistance I was to receive for the semester. About that free college stuff…

5. Crappy weather days

Nothing was worse than sitting in class with wet shoes and cold feet. I definitely won’t be missing those unexpected rainy days or the days when I forgot an umbrella. Walking from building to building with my hands full and an unnecessarily heavy backpack in the rain or snow was a recipe for an angry, frustrated Kristy.

Let’s not forget the days when it was so cold it hurt! Wind blowing, snow falling, black ice…

I’ll tell you one thing that I will miss though – snow days…

6. Finals week

Don’t get me started with finals week. No one tells you in high school how stressful your first – scratch that – all of your finals weeks will be. Though I will say it seemed to get easier my last couple of semesters, finals week was consistently what felt like the worst week of my life throughout the majority of my college career.

Talk about stress, stress, and more stress. I still can’t walk into a library without having flashbacks to hours upon hours of studying.

So there you have it – the six things that I never want to relive. On a positive note, for all of the college grads out there, just remember that everything you went through to get to where you are now was totally worth it, and we are damned lucky to even have these silly, first world probz in the first place.


Got any other nightmare memories about college? List them in the comments below!

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