With college about to start back in just a couple of weeks, and the new batch of freshers eagerly awaiting to set foot into their respective universities, here's what you can expect in your first semester in college. Here's 11 amazing things about starting college!
11. The beginning of your 20s.
Your final years of being a teenager are upon you and your 20s are just about to begin. They say your 20s are the best years of your life, and they'd be right! So make the most of them.
10. Really getting into your dating life.
College is where everyone really explores the opposite sex and starts seriously dating. As a teenager, you haven't the most educated perception about the opposite sex and what you are looking for in a partner. Experience is key, so don't settle down with the first person you lay your eyes on.
9. Joining clubs and societies.
Colleges have hundreds of different clubs and societies which cater for everyone's interests, sports and hobbies. Getting involved is the best way to meet new people with similar interests as you and make new friends.
8. Playing on a college sports team.
College sports have teams at varying levels in all sorts of sports, for the serious athletes to the people who are just playing for a laugh. The inter-college games are fueled with added banter and competition which everyone loves to get involved in.
7. You are your own boss.
You won't have to deal with teachers chasing you down for sick notes or asking why you haven't completed your homework assignment anymore. You are the only person in control of you.
6. Making lifelong friends.
You'll hang onto your college friends for life. They are there through your most formative years and most of the time you'll share the same interests, as you all chose the same college/career path on your own.
5. Day drinking on campus.
You don't have a bar on your school's territory, but at college you've got at the very least, one bar where you can go and neck a cheap pint of Fosters before strolling into your lecture 20 minutes late. Or not. The choice is yours.
4. Procrastinating your way to a college degree.
Procrastination seems to be born and bred in college. The key is to acutely balance your workload and procrastination levels. Too much of one thing can tip the scales and leave you with a horrid college experience, so make sure you strike a good balance between the two.
3. Studying something that you love.
Unlike school, where you're forced to study a bunch of subjects, some of which you're inevitably going to hate, college life allows you to hone in on one specific arena which you are interested in and begin to develop your analytical skills in that area.
2. Scrounging off your parents for another few years.
Students and scrounginess beautifully intertwine with one another. Students are synonymous with drinking beer and living cheaply, and damn do they do it well!
1. College nights out.
College nights out are without a doubt the most insane and liveliest around. Enjoy them as much as you can because once you get a stable 9-5 job, you won't be able to get shitfaced at 3pm on a Tuesday and head into work the next morning hangover-free.