How your last first day compares to your first first day
Start writing a post
Travel

5 Differences Between Your First Day Of College Vs. The First Day Of Your Last Semester

Fall, freshman year: You have all the textbooks you need. Spring, senior year: You haven't even thought about ordering textbooks.

265
5 Differences Between Your First Day Of College Vs. The First Day Of Your Last Semester
The CW

With the last semester of college coming up, it can be interesting to reflect on the first semester you ever had and just how little you knew. Take a trip down memory lane and thank the universe for not being that gullible freshman anymore.

1. Your outfit

Photo by Jessica Furtney on Unsplash

Fall, freshman year: You try to look cute as possible. Your outfit is on point and your hair and makeup are done.

Spring, senior year: It snowed, and now you're wearing the shoes that will be most likely to keep you safe and you are bundled in five layers.

2. Your supplies

Photo by David Pennington on Unsplash

Fall, freshman year: You have all the textbooks you need, notebooks for every class, and three pencils in your new book bag.

Spring, senior year: You haven't even thought about ordering textbooks, your book bag is falling apart, and you remember to throw a pencil in your bag as you're walking out the door.

3. Your mindset

Photo by Seth Doyle on Unsplash

Fall, freshman year: You're nervous about your classes but excited to learn new things

Spring, senior year: You don't know where your classes are, and nothing sounds remotely interesting. Why do I have to be here? I'm already in grad school or know what I'm doing with my life.

4. Your friend group

Photo by Katy Belcher on Unsplash

Fall, freshman year: You desperately try to find other people in your class and the idea of sitting by yourself gives you anxiety. Once you get to class, you try to talk to everyone near you and make friends.

Spring, senior year: You know most (if not all) the people in your major, you have at least one friend in your class, or you just don't really mind sitting by yourself anymore, let alone trying to make small talk with strangers at one of your 9ams.

5. Your confidence

Photo by Matthew T Rader on Unsplash

Fall, freshman year: You feel like you know nothing and everyone is older and wiser than you. You can't wait until you're their age and know everything.

Spring, senior year: You realize that there is no such thing as wisdom and that you're still not really prepared. The difference is is that now you just don't care.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

College as Told by The Lord of the Rings Memes

One does not simply pass this article.

1226
Zastavki

College as told by the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit memes. Everyone will be Tolkien about it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

A Tribute To The Lonely Hispanic

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I’d like to share a few thoughts about being Hispanic in a country where it’s hard to be Hispanic.

2325
Veronika Maldonado

Just a little background information; my dad was born in Mexico, came to the U.S. as a newborn and became a citizen when he was 25 years old. My mom was born and raised in the U.S. as were my grandparents and great grandparents, but my great-great grandparents did migrate here from Mexico. I am proud to classify myself as Hispanic but there are times when I feel like I’m living a double life and I don’t fit into either one.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Dear College Football

It's not you, it's me.

2352
google

Dear College Football,

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Hurricane Preparedness

In Louisiana and many other states, it is important to have a hurricane plan

2670
Munger Construction

With hurricane season, it's always best to be prepared for it. It means having a plan for your family and home. Everyone in Louisiana should know the basics of preparing for hurricane season.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

An Atlanta Weekend

A New Yorker's quick weekend in Atlanta.

2744
JMackeazy

On a weekend visit to Atlanta, I had to adjust to people being personable and congenial to me. Although I had lived in the South before, I had to get reacquainted with southern hospitality due to visiting from Brooklyn. Atlanta Uber drivers are very down to earth, offer snacks, and provide great genuine conversations. The opposite is the lay of the land from Brooklyn Uber drivers. The southern hospitality is provided not only from the Uber drivers, but restaurant servers, cashiers, or random people giving suggestions. Brooklyn is a dope and unique place to live, but short on the warmth more often than not.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments