8. Our Inner Intellectual is Wilting
Truth is, we’re actually feeling a bit nostalgic for class. Inspiring professors, incredible courses and that personal satisfaction you can only get from acing a paper for a class you’re completely passionate about are much better alternatives to making copies and fetching the office coffee all summer long.
9. The College Schedule…or Lack Thereof
Summer has many of us working 9 to 5—and yearning for the days when a 10 AM once a week felt like a killer. The ability to form a sched around your personal body clock just might be one of the greatest perks of college life.
10. Milestones Are Ahead
Turning another year older has its perks—from finally being able to (legally) check out the university bar life, to getting better campus housing picks and scoring prime class times (as in no mornings…see above). Plus, actually getting to take classes in your major is way more exciting than the usual drab “intro”s and 101s.
11. We’re Months Behind on Gossip
Sporadic texting, Skype and Facebook stalking just don’t cut it. We can’t wait to catch up with our college girls for real in the fall and get all the dirt on their latest adventures—especially from those who were abroad in the spring.
12. Spontaneous Dorm Makeovers
Admit it: your room at home is pretty much a shrine to the past—and probably hasn’t changed since the early 2000s. Heading back to school means news digs and more flexibility to regularly redecorate with fresh designs. Sure, your dorm room may be the size of a postage stamp, but really, isn’t that half the fun? Get creative!