Anticipating graduation this year, I have thought about the drastic differences between freshman and senior years of college. Here is a list of the top 5 differences that I’ve noticed over the years in my journey at good ole’ Presbyterian College:
- When you are a freshman and you wake up late for a class, you feel like the world is about to end. Senior year, who cares if you wake up late? Making a “fashionably late” appearance is the norm. In fact, you are doing good if you actually make it to class some days!
- Freshman through junior year, you have the luxury of eating at GDH and Springs. Now, as a senior, you have to learn how to cook, if you have not already, and figure out how to afford to buy groceries. Senior year is the poorest you’ll ever be, so you better get used to eating Ramen noodles all the time!
- When studying for exams, freshmen try and read every single page in the textbook as a way to study. Seniors have studying down to a science. They know exactly what they have to do to pass the class and do the bare minimum to get by. Sometimes seniors never even order textbooks for their classes.
- Freshmen girls typically look cute every day for class. Senior girls wear “norts”, leggings, or yoga pants, depending on the season, and a big t-shirt. Seniors have learned to save their cute outfits for the weekends at Fraternity Court. I mean, really, what is the point of dressing up for class, anyways?
- Signing up for classes is always fun, right? But it’s a lot more fun when you are a senior! As a senior, you get all of the classes that you want without a problem. As a freshman, you have to scrounge for any available classes.The only similarity between freshman and senior year is that even in the fourth year of college, we all still have absolutely no idea what we are doing with our lives. So, don’t worry about trying to figure it out now, because you will not figure it out for a while. As a senior, you will just have to get used to the dreaded question, “What are you going to do after you graduate?”