Why Syllabus Day Scares All College Students
Start writing a post
Student Life

Why Syllabus Day Scares All College Students

"We've been waiting for you."

Why Syllabus Day Scares All College Students
The Odyssey Online

When it comes to syllabus day, it can go one or two ways. It can either go fantastic, or it can go "Why did I sign up for this class?". It went both ways for me on the first day of classes. The first day was a Tuesday so I had only two classes. My first class went amazingly. I loved the professor as soon as I met her, which is really rare as college professors are usually hit or miss. Her class will be difficult, but I think her sense of humor and overall demeanor will make the class a lot more bearable than with another teacher.

My second class of the day came after lunch, so I was already ready for a nap. I walked into the class, and was ready for it to be over with. Now, I'm typically a pretty eager learner but there was something telling me that something wasn't right when I walked in. As soon as I walked in, two girls turned and looked at me and said, "Hello. We've been waiting." I turned back and said hello and sat down. To be honest, I was quite terrified when this happened as it slightly reminded me of The Shining. So, I sat at my desk, refusing to make eye contact with that entire side of the classroom.

Here are my thoughts as this class droned on:

Why am I in here?

Out of all of the sections of this class, I picked the creepiest one.

Do I dare look over there?

Oh no, I almost made eye contact.

Where's the professor? I need a saving grace!

Then, the professor walks in. The classroom is dead silent. You could hear a pen drop. As I sat there waiting for the class to begin and for us to go over the syllabus, it feels like someone is staring at me. I sit there, trying to not give into the will to look. I look over at the girls, and they turn their heads quickly to the professor. So, naturally I turn my head too.

Nothing happened after that for the rest of the class. The only other terrifying event was that the professor gave a lecture on Syllabus Day. *sigh* And it was after I walked out of the classroom that I pulled out my phone and dropped the class and picked up another section. Hopefully a less creepy section.

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

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
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

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments