The Cast Of Friends Explains Your College Experience
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The Cast Of Friends Explains Your College Experience

So no one told you college was gonna be this way...

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The Cast Of Friends Explains Your College Experience
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Despite the fact that many of us nearly drown in our studies and responsibilities during the week, the freedom and opportunity that college offers us is worth it. To many of us, our campus is our home and the friendships we make are for a lifetimes. Our experience at our chosen university is nearly unparalleled. But, here are the many times the characters of Friends perfectly summed up how we feel about college.

Ah, the first week back to school! Oh, how we loved summer, but our real home is at college. Time to move in, reconnect with friends, and pretend you're ready for class to start!

If you're a freshman, your first week at college looks a little different. For you, college is a whole new world of opportunities, and the transition can be a little overwhelming. Fortunately, orientation week is a great way to welcome you to the campus community!

1. Your first week back



2. When people start to ask you what you're majoring in:


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3. Going to college assuming this is where you will finally meet the love of your life.

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4. Everything is fun and games until classes start.


5. For the rest of us, coming back to campus means reconnecting with old friends. Some conversations are plagued by "How are you?" and "What did you do over the summer?" and we listen politely as if we're super interested and it's not just small talk...


6. Coming back after a long summer and realizing people forgot how to speak English:

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7. When you meet the new roomie and instantly regret going random:


8. Going to your first classes of the year when you don't know anybody:


9. Trying to make new friends in your classes:

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Weekdays

Occasionally you meet that one person that can go out every single night and still manage to get straight A's...but the rest of us dedicate the entire work-week, that's right, Monday through Friday, to academics.

10. How you feel at the beginning of the week when you know you have fifty-million upcoming assignments and projects due:


11. When the teacher assigns a group project and you immediately take over:

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12. When you text a friend asking them about the homework and they don't respond:

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13. When you're running on few hours of sleep and you're only halfway through the day:

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14. When you realize you have no idea what you want to do with your life:

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15. But eventually you make it through the week.

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16. When you're debating whether or not you should approach that cutie in the corner...but if there was any possible chance they saw you dancing, it's probably best that you don't.

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And then we repeat.

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