The first week of classes is a whirlwind of so many different things. You’re still settling into your dorm, and you’re definitely still struggling to get out of your terrible summer sleep schedule.

If you’re a freshman, you’re probably still recovering from the chaos that is welcome week. You’re an odd mix of dreading going to class and being excited about your new classes.

You’re most certainly not emotionally prepared to get up, get ready, and go to class in the mornings. You might even still be missing home, or at least your dog, a little bit. But whether we like it or not, classes have to start, and it’s just something we have to deal with.

1. Picking out that perfect “first day of classes” outfit.

I think we can all admit that even though we know it doesn’t actually matter, and nobody really cares, we spend way too much time stressing over what we’re going to wear on our first day of classes.

2. When somebody rudely reminds you that you have class in the morning.

How dare your roommate remind you that you’re gonna have to drag yourself out of bed and to class in the morning? Does she even realize how hurtful that is to your very fragile emotional state?


3. That first look at your syllabus freaks you out just a bit.

I’m fine. This is fine. It’s all going to be okay. I’m going to be okay.


4. Finally getting the hang of where your classes are is the best feeling.

Sure, you might have gotten lost about thirty (or fifty) times before this moment, but at least you have it all figured out now.


5. When you see a cute guy in one of your classes.

You’ll probably never actually introduce yourself to him, but it’s still nice to know he’s there. Just in case.


6. Is there even such a thing as enough coffee?

Remember that awful summer sleep schedule I mentioned earlier? Yeah, maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to stay up all night and then sleep until noon because it’s really killing you right now.


7. You’re probably still getting used to eating on a meal plan.

Even if your college’s food is decent (but is anybody really that lucky?), it’s still weird getting used to having your options picked out for you, but you’d still rather use your meal plan than spend your money to eat something else.


8. When you’re still not sure where the summer went.

Honestly, where did the summer go? It was here one second and gone the next. How did it manage to go by so quickly?


9. You have to do a little happy dance when the week is finally over.

You made it! Your first week of classes is over! You survived! You persevered!


10. And then you realize you have to do it all over again next week.

After that fleeting moment of pure joy and celebration that your first week of classes is over, you realize that it was, in fact, just the first week. You’re going to have to do the same thing every week for the entire semester.