Move-in Day: Expectations vs. Reality

As any seasoned collegiette knows, move-in day never turns out quite the way you imagine it will, whether you're stepping on campus for the first time or strutting your stuff as a senior. Check out some of the things that you can actually expect to experience on move-in day, and you'll be totally prepared for whatever comes your way!

Expectation: You'll be so excited to be on campus surrounded by so many intellectuals and old books!

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Expectation: You'll be rocking the cutest outfit and your hair and makeup will be flawless, just in case a hottie stops to help you with your boxes.

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Expectation: But let's be honest: heavy boxes? Not for this chick; you'll be moving boxes all day with ease and grace. 

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Expectation: Your new home away from home will be spacious and charming with plenty of room for all of your worldly possessions.

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Expectation: The guys on your hall will all look like Ryan Gosling and be so much mature and sophisticated than last year.

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Expectation: You and your roommate will have everything in common and instantly become BFFs.

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Expectation: The upperclassmen girls who are helping you move in will totally take you under their wings and show you the ropes.

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Expectation: Your closet will have enough space for all of your clothes, which will be perfectly organized and color-coordinated.

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Expectation: Saying goodbye to your parents will be easy; after all, you're a well-adjusted college student now.

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Expectation: Now that your parents are gone you can get into the "significant other talk" with your roomie and tell her all about your ah-mazing SO!

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Expectation: Your roommate will drag you to meet the people in the suite at the end of the hall, and you can actually feel a friend group forming.

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Expectation: Your super-cool RA will pop in to introduce him or herself, and you'll just know the two of you are going to have a younger/older sibling relationship.

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Expectation: Your first night will be spent making new friends and memories and partying into the wee hours of the morning.

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