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12 Emotions Students Won't Admit They Go Through On Their First Day Of School

A list of emotions that almost every college student will experience.

12 Emotions Students Won't Admit They Go Through On Their First Day Of School

Grab your backpacks, organize your binders, and get your laptops ready because school is officially back in session. Some of you probably spent your summer relaxing while others studied endlessly for summer classes. Either way, you made it! A brand new semester is upon us and aside from finals, the first day of classes can be overwhelming. Here are 12 emotions you may feel as you tackle your first day.

1. Excitement


Who doesn't love the smell of new school supplies and brand new books? I know I do. The thought of new classes, new teachers, and new friends is just so exhilarating. Not to mention, another semester under your belt just means that you're one step closer to the glorious light at the end of the tunnel that screams "GRADUATION DAY!"

2. Insomnia


Can't sleep? Neither can I. Considering you're basically running off of adrenaline and excitement at this point, it's no wonder why you find yourself unable to sleep. Don't worry, it's totally normal. If you find yourself unable to sleep, try some hot tea, a warm shower, calming music or one of my all-time favorites, a lavender pillow mist spray.

3. Nervousness


Okay, now it's getting real. Your first class is just a few hours away and you're starting to panic. Think of it this way, everyone else in the class is new, too. So, take a few deep breaths and relax. You got this!

4. Impatience


Can you say traffic jam? There is literally nothing worse than being stuck in a line of cars waiting to get on campus or circling the parking lot desperately trying to find a parking spot. Remember, honking at the car in front of you or next to you could actually be your future professor or fellow classmate. Not to mention, it's extremely rude. The best way you can avoid the parking lot frenzy is to leave extra early.

5. Confusion


Wait, where was that class at again? If this is your first semester at a new school it can be intimidating and scary. Even if you're not new, it's always good to know where your classes are. One of the best things you can do is to walk around the campus a few days before classes start and figure out where exactly you'll need to go. Some schools even have downloadable phone apps with a full map of the campus, too. If all else fails, simply just ask! It's totally normal to be lost and unsure of where to go.

6. Happiness


Ah, that moment when you make it to your class successfully. Also, bonus happiness points for when you see a familiar face from your previous semesters.

7. Fear


So, your teacher just passed out a 20+ page syllabus and you're trying not to hyperventilate. On top of that, this is only one out of the four or five other classes you're taking. Be sure to pay attention and ask as many questions that you have about what your teacher expects from you. Finally, try not to freak out too much. The syllabus is usually more intimidating than the class actually is, anyway.

8. Hunger


No, that noise is not a raging animal in my bag, it's actually my stomach. As overwhelming as your first day may be, don't forget to fuel your body. Also, remember what I said about the parking lot is a madhouse? Don't leave for lunch, you'll have a hard time finding a spot when you get back. Plus, there are tons of places to eat on campus.

9. Loneliness


Remember how Cady Heron from Mean Girls felt when she was the new student? Don't worry, we all go through that at some point in our lives. You may feel a little bit lonely right now but remember, you can't have a rainbow without a little rain. Keep in mind, there are also tons of organizations on campus that you can become involved in. Hence, allowing you to make more friends.

10. Awkwardness


A lot of the time, your teachers will make you introduce yourself in some way. Yes, it's awkward and yes it's extremely uncomfortable. Just do it.

11. Focus


After eating at all of the amazing restaurants on campus, it's no mystery as to why you feel like the hulk and can accomplish anything. Remember when I said to fuel your body? Yeah, do it. Your day will go by a lot smoother if you're body is fed and hydrated.

12. Relief


You did it! You made it through your first day of classes. Now, pat yourself on the back and enjoy yourself. Believe me when I say it gets a little bit easier each time and you'll be stompin' around that college campus like a pro in no time. When you feel like giving up, remember why you started in the first place. Have a great semester!

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