I gotta say, the first week that you go or get back to college, whatever school you attend, is probably one of, if not the most eventful week of the semester.
If you're a freshman, sorry but you're a baby, so everything is new and exciting to you. Being away from home, meeting tons of new people, reinventing yourself, and partying every night. Basically, you guys do everything you can to get the full, "college experience," or if anything, just because freshman seem to have the biggest case of FOMO out of the rest of us college students.
Then of course, when classes start, you get the freshman that seem to have no idea where their going and is usually late to a class or two because they can't find it. Or on the rare occasion, you even get one of those freshmen, that for some reason wear lanyards and are using a campus map, or are running to class. I never had those issues when I was a freshman, but I would see my peers doing stupid crap like that all the time. For me now, being a sophomore having been there done that and knowing what I'm doing, I get to laugh at all of you for looking like dorks.
Sylly week is mainly introductions, ice breakers, and going over rules. Sorry, nothing exciting, however, it is the perfect way to determine which classes you're going to like, dislike, be bored in, or be excited about. It's also the prime opportunity to feel out your professors, which ones are easy or hard, who assigns the most homework in, and who you have to show up for in order to pass the class.
By far the best part about syllabus week is the social aspect of it. Most professors don't assign work the first week, so you're free every night to catch up with friends, go to parties and have fun. It's the second week of classes that you actually have to start worrying about work.
Sylly week is the lazy week, but remember not to keep up that state of mind. Make sure you get into your classes and do all your work throughout the semester. With that being said, happy fall semester everyone! :)