Even though we love our college lives, sometimes it’s just too easy to poke fun at our standard eat-sleep-study-party routines. We’ve all been stupid freshmen, and we will all one day be know-it-all seniors. As for everything in between, we most likely share similar stories, complaints, and trends. That’s where memes come in (in this case, viral content that describes a behavior or trend that spreads from person to person… or campus to campus)—an outlet for every collegiette to poke fun at her own life, while also realizing that everyone is annoyed with Facebook, spent all night cramming for an exam, and drunkenly lost their phone last night. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite college memes for you to relish in your college pains, while knowing everyone else out there feels the same.
We’ve all been (and for you pre-collegiettes, start counting down the days!) the naïve college freshman. A “tank” when it comes to drinking, an “expert” when it comes to the opposite sex, and a complete “genius” when it comes to their field of study—because if you’re a freshman majoring in pre-med, you basically already are an MD, so why not start a free clinic out of your dorm room? So, essentially, the college freshman is just too cool for school… and just too easy to poke fun at. The College Freshman memes do just that. From going to one Spanish class and miraculously becoming a native speaker, to blacking out but being able to retell the entirety of the “epic” night, to sprinting to class when they think they’re going to be late, these memes epitomize the overconfident, overeager freshman. For many, freshman year was seemingly the best thing that has ever happened to them. But for most, it’s an awkward eight months to look back on and be thankful you never have to relive.
From the wild world of freshman ignorance that seemed like only yesterday, we fast-forward to senior year: that even more awkward year of college when you have to start becoming a real person. But after successfully making it through three years of studying and partying, you’ve mastered how to just get by. College seniors have truly come to understand what’s important in a college education: three years ago, you thought you could keep drinking ‘til no end without dying; as a senior, you actually can. Three years ago, you thought you knew everything there is to know about college; now you actually do. Lazy College Senior memes prove that as a senior, you’ve earned your right to do nothing and still be on top of your game.