A Timeline of a Typical College Night Out

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Every so often in college, we all enjoy having a fun night out with our friends in the efforts to create some lasting memories. But somehow, they all end up following a pretty similar trajectory. Here is a timeline of a typical college night out!

10:03 p.m.: You got a text from one of your guy friends saying that there is a HUGE party at the biggest house on frat row! Your initial plans for the night—re-watching the entire first season of Breaking Bad and scarfing down several bowls of Ramen noodles—will have to wait. You pick up your phone and text him for a ride as well as some of your best girlfriends to come over beforehand. This is so exciting!

10:07 p.m.- 11:14 p.m.:  You open up your closet to peruse all of your cutest outfits. You have all those cute clothes in your closet that you’ve just bought, but it seems like nothing is cute enough! After minutes of searching, you settle on something that says “I’m available but not too available.” Makeup and hair are simple, and you picked a style that you’d be fine sweating up from all the dancing you’re going to do! You check yourself out in the mirror, and you think you look awesome. Gosh, being a girl can take a lot of hard work sometimes.

11:30 p.m.: Your best gal pals are finally here! Before your ride comes, you’re all obligated to take at least 10 pictures together for Facebook/Instagram/Twitter purposes. Every moment must be documented!

11:37 p.m.: Your ride is five minutes away and you’re stuck on whether to upload your picture with a Valencia or Sienna filter. The decision-making process is crucial.

11:42 p.m.: Your guy friend is here and you went with an X-Pro filter instead.

11:53 p.m.: Welcome to the frat house! The smell of alcohol and future bad decisions fills the air. You see some of your classmates, but your eye goes directly to the cutie from your sociology class. You walk over to him, but another girl beats you there.

12:01 a.m.: You may not have caught the eye of that hottie, but you did catch the eye of someone else you know from class. Unfortunately, he’s got a wicked lisp and zits galore. Yikes!

12:11 a.m.: If you had a dollar for every time you heard “Shake It Off”, you could probably pay your tuition.

12:12 a.m.: However, you HAVE to dance to it with your girls. Let the epic dance party commence!

12:43 a.m.: It’s beer pong time! You and your guy friend need to continue your reign as champions. It’s on like Donkey Kong.

1:11 a.m.: Oh, no—your best gal pal is drunkenly making out with her ex.

1:13 a.m.: You pull her over to tell her that this is not a good idea, but she just says that alcohol makes her very affectionate.

“You do you, girl. Do you,” you reply, as you walk back to the dance floor for another dance sesh.

1:42 a.m.: You really worked up an appetite with all that dancing, and your feet are getting tired. However, there’s another really cute guy nearby who seems to have been looking at you as well. Food… or guys? The struggle is all too real.

1:44 a.m.: You came to a pretty reasonable conclusion. Talk to the guy and convince him to get food with you and your girls! Everyone wins!

1:57 a.m.: You and your posse drive to a fine eatery to satisfy those late night munchies– McDonald’s. Even though you know you should go for a healthier wrap, biting into a huge Big Mac sounds way too tempting. Burger it is.

2:35 a.m.: After chatting with your friends and that cute guy (who ended up just being a jerk—ugh), you all get dropped off at your respective locations.

2:37 a.m.: Cute-but-jerky guy tries to get your number. You laugh in his face.

2:41 a.m.: You get back to your dorm room, but you’re wide awake and wired from all the fun from the party. You watch one episode of Breaking Bad, and then you hit the hay.

7:39 a.m.: You wake up EXTREMELY thirsty and with the biggest headache of all time. Not enough water last night, oops! Grabbing Gatorade now.

10:13 a.m.: After falling back asleep for a little while, you wake up to a text from a number you’ve never seen before. You soon realize it’s the boy from sociology class with the lisp. Who invited him to that party in the first place?! Maybe you made some other mistakes last night other than not drinking enough water??

10:21 a.m.: As per your morning ritual, you go on your social media sites. You see one of your friends tagged you in some pretty unflattering photos from last night, so you promptly un-tag yourself. You also check your Instagram – 40 likes with that X-Pro filter! Get it, girl!

10:34 a.m.: Time to shower and put on some sweats, even though you were already in sweats when you slept.

11:01 a.m.: Your friend texts you for a donut run. A large iced coffee will definitely cap off that great night out!

 

You never know what will happen during a fun night out with your girlfriends. College is about making memories and having fun – from the moment you step out of your dorm at night until you wake up the next day!

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J'na Jefferson is a Journalism major and Radio/Television minor at Rider University, and yes, that's an apostrophe in her name.

Outside of being a writer for Rider's on-campus newspaper and a personality on the school's television network, this Jersey Shore native writes for other online publications and her personal blog, JibJabble. Her writing has also been featured on the popular website, CollegeHumor. She is also an avid dancer and choreographer who creates pieces for her school's dance ensemble. Her dream in life is to become a comedy writer for television, and to one day have the chance to have her own late night show. Her hobbies include reminiscing about the 1990's, eating fried food, and sobbing uncontrollably because she isn't Beyoncé. Feel free to read some of her one-liners by following her Twitter- @JnaJefferson.