Freshman year of college can be scary as hell, and you'll most likely make some mistakes.
You're out on your own for the first time in your life with an endless amount of freedom to soak up, and a ton of people your own age going through the very same thing.
Mom and Dad aren't around to do your laundry, point you in the right direction, or yell at you to do your homework.
You have class a few times a week, friends around the clock, and all sorts of new opportunities. It's easy to get overwhelmed and even easier to give up.
Here are seven relatable AF mistakes you'll inevitably make freshman year.
1. Going Out Every Night Of The Week
Yeah, I know. It's college. You're supposed to go out and have fun as much as possible.
Well, you're also supposed to get a degree at the end of this. Learn how to have balance in your schedule; there's room to have fun, but there's also room to get sh*t done.
This way, you can have fun without feeling guilty about not doing that paper that's due in the morning.
2. Blowing Off Finals Week
Finals week is not a joke.
You will probably cry. You will call home. But you will survive.
Make it easier on yourself by putting the hard work in during the course and not saving it for the last week.
3. Wearing Your Lanyard Around Campus
This one is a major rookie mistake, folks. You know that bright and gaudy (but low-key kinda useful) lanyard they give you at freshman orientation?
Yeah, don't even think about wearing it around your neck and walking around campus. It's like wearing a neon sign that says, "Hi! I'm new here!"
Just don't do it.
4. Not Figuring Out Where Your Classes Are
Roll your eyes all you want, but if you don't figure out where your classes are before the first day, you're not going to be on time. I can promise you that.
5. Skipping Without Reading The Syllabus
OK, so most people straight-up tell you to never skip class. I know that's not realistic, so I'm not going to.
But please, for your own sake, check the syllabus for each class before you skip. Every professor's policy is different, and one unexcused skip could cost half of a letter grade. Ouch.
6. Buying Your Books on Campus
I remember how excited I was to buy my books... then I saw the price tags and had a mini heart attack.
Buying your books at the book store is a total ripoff. Get your list ahead of time and check out sites like Amazon to get the best deal. It will save you a few hundred bucks.
7. Hooking Up With Someone On Your Dorm Floor
Hooking up with someone who lives down the hall from you can end up turning into a sticky situation.
Your hall is your first college family, and it makes it pretty awkward for everyone involved if things don't end up working out in the end.
With so many things going on at once, you're bound to make a mistake or two your freshman year of college. Try to let it go, and enjoy your college experience as much as possible.