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25 Freshman Year Regrets We All Wish We Could Forget

For those of you who have experienced the trials and tribulations of being a freshman, I think we can all agree the first year of college is pretty unforgettable. You’re just getting used to the fact that you won’t be seeing your parents around every day, and suddenly you’re thrown into a world of crazy parties, stressful exams and minimal responsibilities. As we navigate this new environment, we’re bound to do a few things our older, more mature selves will one day regret.

1. Convincing yourself you are the shit because you’re in college

2. Posting IGs to show people how cool your college life is

3. Walking around the first day of classes with a printed out map and attempting to act casual as you try to figure it out

4. Wearing your dorm room key around your neck like a total dork

5. Doing and saying anything that instantly lets people know you are a freshman

6. Buying every textbook on the syllabus and finding out you don’t need any of them

7. Not understanding that drinking on weekdays is actually completely acceptable

8. Thinking that you’ll get to know all your professors well

9. Sprinting to class because you’re afraid you’ll be late and then realizing no one actually cares

10. Dressing nice to class like you did in high school

11. Eating five meals worth of food every time you visit the dining hall

12. Taking 138453 selfies in your dorm room in your “hot” outfit before going out

13. Wearing minimal clothing regardless of the weather

14. That first of walk of shame home in a bodycon dress you now regret buying

15. Realizing you forgot your favorite necklace at your hookup’s place

16. Saying hi to the cute boy in class you met the night before and finding out he’s not going to acknowledge you soberly

17. The first time you wiped out in heels that are entirely too tall for your own good

18. Calling every one of your ex boyfriends on the way home from a party

19. Then considering getting back together with them

20. Going to bed at 11 p.m. every night

21. Getting sick every other weekend from living in the dorms

22. Becoming friends with every girl who hands you toilet paper at a party

23. Buying 50 new outfits you’ll probably never wear again

24. Thinking you’d never run into the person you regretfully hooked up with

25. Not realizing how horribly embarrassing yet incredibly precious the first of year of college truly is until it’s over

Rachael David is currently a senior at Penn State University and serves as the Campus Correspondent for Her Campus Penn State. She is majoring in public relations and minoring in psychology. Her love of creative writing and all things Penn State is what inspired her to become a member of the HC team in the fall of 2013. Her background experience includes working for the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Penn State as a social media intern in the spring of 2014 and is currently working as a social media intern for an internet marketing company in Harrisburg called WebpageFX. This past summer she also served as a PR intern for Tierney Communications. Rachael enjoys anything media related especially catching up on her favorite shows, including Saturday Night Live and any show on Food Network. She has a passion for food but also loves being active and spending her free time running or hiking. She hopes to gain more experience in all aspects of the media industry during college and plans on pursuing a career writing for a life & style publication in the future.