As another school year comes to a close, I thought it would be appropriate to ask fellow college students of all classes what they learned this year. No, I didn't ask them what they learned in their Organic Chemistry or Accounting classes. Instead, I sent out a Google Form asking the single question: "What's the best lesson/advice you've gained from this school year?" The following list is full of some of the best college advice you can get your hands on. Keep in mind, humor was highly encouraged.

1. "Listen to your body, study when you need to, workout when you need to, relax when you need to— BE MINDFUL."

2. "You don’t know what studying is until you roommate hands you Adderall."

3. "Keep a bag of shits with you at all times and never give them to anyone or anything."

4. "Always salt your pasta water."

5. "If you just keep telling yourself 'I’m fine, it’s fine, everything is fine,' it may actually come true. Probably not, but there’s a chance."

6. "It’s perfectly ok to go to see a therapist. Deep down, all of us are insane."

7. "If there’s someone that is trying to stop you on campus to advertise something, just start talking in a foreign language or accent and pretend you don’t know English."

8. "To learn what is best for you and not second guess your own decision based off of what other people are doing or telling you."

9. "Your teachers WANT to help you. So don’t be afraid to reach out to them!!!"


10. "Ask your friend if you can take their puppy on a walk on campus. You’ll thank me later."

11. "Don’t let other peoples standards define how you see yourself. Everyone is different so never compare your grades, looks, achievements, or anything else to anyone."

12. "You’re probably not the only one struggling. and it’s more fun to fail when everyone fails together."

13. "Take a nap on St. Patrick’s Day because you’ve been drinking since 11am and Lord knows you plan on going hard until 1am the next day."

14. "Go to class."

15. "You can’t win them all; you win some you lose most; 'what could be better? a cure for diabetes.'"

16. "When your out-of-state friends are in town, go out to brunch. It’s a great time to catch up, explore your hometown’s bountiful brunch options, and share Tinder stories. #brunchbunch"

17. "Everyone is going to act like college is the most important thing in the world. It is not. Work hard but staying alive is more important. Why does that need clarified? I DON'T KNOW EITHER."

18. "The biggest thing I took away from this year is stop planning your life away. Also don’t be fake. Just be real with people and be nice and enjoy each day for what it is. If life throws shit at you take it and make it the best it can be. If you spend all this time worrying and planning then you're gonna miss out. Also FOMO is real and the root of most decisions you make."

19. "Always put toilet paper down on the seat before you pee."

20. "Grades do not determine your life achievements/success."

21. "Use Google."

22. "Find a friend with a car and have them drive you places."

23. "When you think it’s just a fart... it’s probably not just a fart."

24. "Condoms don’t protect you from spiritually transmitted demons."

25. "I learned that I can actually pass my exams if I study more than just 3 hours before the exam."

26. "I learned new excuses to get out of class."

27. "You have got to participate in self 👏🏽motherfricking👏🏽 care👏🏽."

28. "Be resilient."

29. "Put a blue Gatorade in your fridge before you go out."

30. "Invest in Spotify premium."

31. "Don’t be afraid to poop in the community bathroom, holding your poop can cause MAJOR issues."

32. "Go raw or go home."

33. "Studying the night before is a bad decision."

34. "Don’t let the bitches get ya down."