5 Things I Forgot About Living On A College Campus
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5 Things I Forgot About Living On A College Campus

Each time I come back to school I forget the little things about living on campus and have to relearn them, and relearn them quickly!

5 Things I Forgot About Living On A College Campus
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By living on campus for 8 months out of the year, you become so familiar with it and everything around it, that it's like a second home. But then you leave for a few months for the summer and become used to the way you live at home. Each time I come back to school I forget the little things about living on campus and have to relearn them. Here are six things I have to relearn every time I come back to campus.

1. You have to walk SO much


Hello calf muscles! With all the walking you do to class and around campus, you are bound to gain new muscles and even some leg cramps. Get a good pair of walking shoes and get ready to walk everywhere.

2. If you need to go anywhere outside of campus you have to pay for a ride


At home during the summer I become so used to driving to the store if I need something or want to go somewhere. But when I'm back on campus I forget that everything I want to do has to be in the confines of walking or else I have to pay for an Uber.

3.  Living with your besties is FUN but also kind of distracting


I love being able to live with my best friends because there is always something to do and always someone to hang out with. But always having fun and exciting things to do and convos to jump into means distraction. At home, I could plug in my headphones and do my summer accounting homework with no distractions, but here at school I never want to miss out on the fun which means I get distracted a lot.

4. You forget how long it takes to go places because you're used to driving 


I have cut it pretty close to being late for a class a few times within the first two weeks of school because I forget how much time it takes to get to each class. You have to time the lights just right and make sure you have enough time to make it and find your class which is something I forgot for the first few days of school.

5. Everything is always busy


Because there are so many people and students on this campus, it tends to be pretty busy. State Street on game day, the bookstore during the first weeks of school, and any fast-casual restaurant at dinner time are bound to be always busy. Lines for food and coffee always seem to be long and never-ending. Mobile order your coffee or learn the slower times of your favorite places on campus to avoid the lines.

These are just the little things I have to get used to being back and living on a college campus.

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