The 6 Best Things About Returning From Semester Break
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The 6 Best Things About Returning From Semester Break

It's all fun and games back in the dorms.

The 6 Best Things About Returning From Semester Break

Heading back to college after the semester break is exciting. College students spend the entire last week of their break excitedly waiting to be back at school. They miss their friends, the rule-free atmosphere and the constant excitement. They seem to forget the educational aspect of returning back for the spring semester and focus on all of the excitement instead.

1. Reunions

It doesn't matter how happy you were to be reunited with your friends and family back home. When you're back on campus after your semester break, all you can think about is how happy you are to be back with your college friends. It's not because you love them any more than you love your friends from your hometown. It's just because you're used to seeing them all day every day, so even one day without them feels strange. After a month away, you're bouncing in your seat on the drive back, anxious for your reunion. And it will definitely be dramatic.

2. Your Dorm Room

Yes, you're back in a twelve by ten dorm room and that's probably a pretty claustrophobic atmosphere for many people, but you were just at home, in your parents's house, obeying all of the rules that you had almost forgotten about. Once you're back in your dorm, you don't have to run where you're going to be by anybody else. You don't have to be home by a certain time and you don't have to worry about waking your parents up when you have friends over until two in the morning.

3. Your Roommates

You'll also be reunited with your roommate which means that you're back to nightly sleepovers with your best friend. You get to fall asleep every night gossiping with your best friend after binge watching your favorite Netflix series which sipping your Dunkin and munching on takeout Chinese food. Every single night feels like a sleepover, and you've honestly missed sharing a room. When you're home in your own bedroom, you have trouble falling asleep when you aren't talking to your best friend until one of you falls asleep first.

4. Back On Coffee

When you're on campus, you drink ten times more coffee than you do when you're home for break. It's a known fact. And when you're a coffee addict, as most college students become, not having "homework" as an excuse to burst into Dunkin before they close to order something overloaded with caffeine (and order two of them for yourself, just in case), causes you to go into almost extreme caffeine withdrawals. Caffeine is like your oxygen and you can't stand the looks you get from the cashier when you're at Dunkin three times in one day.

5. Netflixing!

When you're at school, you either binge watch a show on Netflix and feel guilty because you got nothing accomplished all day, or you never watch anything and feel like you know nothing about pop culture references. When you're home, it's perfectly acceptable to stay up all night binge watching your favorite show until 3 in the morning and lying in bed for an entire day to watch an entire season. Being able to binge your favorite shows without any guilt is the best feeling in the world.

6. Keeping Busy Again

You're back to homework and classes, but you're also back to a routine. You're back to constantly having something to do and constantly having people around you. The hardest thing about being home is having a ton of free time because you get bored. When you're at college, you're either running around your dorm to see your friends whenever you need a homework break or you're going off on a Saturday to take a break from everything or you're overwhelmed with college stuff. There's never a dull moment and even though that seems awful when it's stressful, it's an amazing thing overall.

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