10 Thoughts You Have While Packing For College

10 Thoughts You Have While Packing For College

We all knew this day would come, yet we put it off anyway.

It's that time of year again!

The back to school commercials are on repeat, the seasonal sections of stores are littered with supplies; it's time to go back to school.

For those who live on campus, this means scrambling to track down anything and everything you may need for the upcoming semester.

Just a few things may cross your mind...

1. I can't wait to be back.

You've been stuck in a work, eat, sleep, repeat cycle for many weeks. Time for your freedom to resume!

Can't I just fast forward through all of this stacking and sorting and have a perfectly set up room?

2. Am I bringing too much?

I guess I won't be able to tell until I can't walk across my room!

3. Where are all of my socks?

I've bought three packs of in the last two months, yet I can never seem to track down the matches for these lonely socks...

4. I need new ____.

IT'S A TRAP. You made it just fine without all of these things you're convinced you need. Next thing you know, you credit card company is calling you with possible fraud detection because someone decided to spend $300 at Bed Bath and Beyond.

5. Where is my phone?!

It gets constantly buried under piles of clothes, tucked between boxes, and ends up just about everywhere except the place I need it.

6. Why do I even have this?

Unneccesary things, meet the dumpster.

7. Why didn't I go through my stuff when I moved out?

I'm sure my parents would have appreciated it before I came home and filled the living room three months ago.

8. Hey, I haven't seen this in....

Also a trap!!! Next thing you know, you'll be digging for that journal you and your best friend from the sixth grade wrote about which boys in your class were the cutest. Not worth it! Time is ticking away!

9. There's no way this is going to fit.

Chances are, you're probably right. Better bust out the space saving vacuum bags.

10. Forget it, I'll do this later.

Eventually, you reach the point where your five minute "breaks" turn into a three hour nap session. Then, you accept it, and give up.

Happy packing to all!

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Every Time I See A College Tour Group Walk By I Just Want to Scream 'It's a TRAAAPP!'

The tour guide is good - they're just a liar.

It's officially that time of year - anywhere you walk on campus, there's bound to be a gaggle of parents and befuddled high school students winding their way through building after building. In front of them stands an overenthusiastic tour guide, spouting off statistics about the school so fast they'll make your head spin.

Unfortunately, what the tour guide says doesn't exactly line up with what goes on at the school. Oh, the things we students wish we could shout out to the parents as they pass by.

1. "You'll get sick of the dining!"

It may look like there's something new to eat every single day, but by the end of the semester, you'll be sick of everything except the things closest at home.

2. "I'm only here for the free t-shirts!"


3. "IT'S A TRAP!"

Seriously, part two. You get two of three things: a social life, sleep, or good grades. Whoever said you could have all three is lying.

4. "Welcome to the real world, suckers!"

It's got confrontation, taking care of yourself, and formal emails. (Which, of course, your professor will respond with 'k thnx bai' sent from their iPhone.)

5. "Say goodbye to sleep!"

There are three types of people on campus: tea drinkers, coffee drinkers, and people with energy drinks running through their veins.


Check all of your housing options before you move in. The dorm they're showing you might be the worst housing area on campus.


You're getting squat. Free tuition? Try the tune of $13k a year. Or more. Depending.

8. "The library is NOT the best study place."

Depending on your major, there are several places for you to study that aren't the library.

9. "The health center sucks!"

True fact: word through the grapevine is that someone once got antibiotics for a sprained ankle.You may as well sell that leg on the black market to cover the costs.

10. "Believe the roommate horror stories!"

All random roommates are horrible unless proven otherwise. (But be wary of everyone.)

11. "SI (student instructor) sessions are useless."

You will learn nothing . Chances are you'll end up correcting the instructor.

12. "The freshman fifteen is optional."

Some people don't gain it at all, and some people really gain it. It's up to you.

13. "You'll need a car!!"

If, for some reason you can't pay for the overpriced parking pass, find a friend who can.

14. "Hookup culture is real!"

But it's not for everyone. Just because everyone is doing it doesn't mean you have to.

15. "Campus jobs are a myth!"

Campus job? What's a campus job? Do you have work-study? No? No job for you. Have you tried the local coffee shop?

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