7 Things I Learned My Freshman Year Of College
Start writing a post
Student Life

7 Things I Learned My Freshman Year Of College

The limit of eating drunk food each weekend does not exist.

7 Things I Learned My Freshman Year Of College

Freshmen year has officially come to a close, and I still feel like I'm 12 years old. Not being the youngest on campus is going to be pretty dope, but that just means I'm that much closer to senior year which I want to avoid at an all time high. Hopefully, this summer will fly by and I'll be back at college with my favorite people and having the time of our lives. Freshmen year makes you realize a lot of things that you would never think about. Let's be real, a year ago none of us imagined our lives to be like what they are currently. Here are just a few of the many things I have learned from this wild year.

1. You don't need to be friends with people if you don't like them.

This isn't high school anymore where you have to stick with the same friend group. If you aren't about someone, you don't have to stay super close with them. There are thousands of people on campus- I'm sure you won't see them that often.

2. Your roommate will know you better than anyone, even your mom.

If you and your roommate are best friends, you guys will become the same person by the end of the year. I don't know how I am going to survive this summer without my roommate. Already slightly depressed thinking about it.

3. You might not stay close with people from home, and that's okay.

I'm not saying don't talk to people from home, not at all. However, in reality, you'll get closer and see that there are so many people in the world that you don't know and your lives are going to get busy and crazy and it's just hard to stay in touch. The sad truth.

4. You're not as weird as you think.

I really thought I was as weird as it could get, boy was I wrong. The second you step on campus you realize everyone is weird as hell, you're really not alone. It's pretty great actually.

5. Health services won't help you at all.

Might as well buy antibiotics off the streets at this point. You'll probably be sick forever while at school and there is really nothing you can do about it.

6. You don't realize how much you eat while you're drunk.

You might think you didn't eat at all the night before, think again silly. You probably consumed more than you could even think of. Drunk eating is the source of everyone's problems and is almost impossible to avoid.

7. You won't wear half of the clothes you bring to college.

You 100% overpacked clothes in the beginning of the year. Now, you wear the same 4 shirts over and over again. You don't even wear your clothes most of the time because you're borrowing from everyone else. It happens.

Freshmen year is full of ups and downs and will make you love your school way more than you thought you would.

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

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments