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.
7. "THE FINANCIAL AID IS A LIE!"
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!"
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.
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!!"
But it's not for everyone. Just because everyone is doing it doesn't mean you have to.
Campus job? What's a campus job? Do you have work-study? No? No job for you. Have you tried the local coffee shop?