It’s finally here. The day we’ve all been dreading – the last day of summer. Gone are the days of waking up past noon and lounging around in your PJ’s binge watching Lucifer (instead of reading the books you promised yourself you’d FINALLY get to). Instead, you’re sitting on the couch, laptop open, staring at your schedule for the semester on OPUS. In a few short minutes the chaos of Add/Drop/Swap will begin, and with it marks the start of an inevitable emotional rollercoaster.
1. You log-in to OPUS at 12 am sharp so that you can drop that 8 am “baby bio” class you really don’t want to go to.
2. Realizing you can’t drop the class without falling below the minimum credits needed to be enrolled.
3. You daydream about a life where you aren’t enrolled and briefly contemplate whether or not a world exists where you could get away with dropping out and pursuing your dream of becoming a professional dog mom. 4. You snap back to reality and remember you don’t really feel like being disowned this semester and begin frantically scanning the Course Atlas in its entirety.
5. You’re OPUS session times out and you’re forced to log-in again *cue rainbow wheel of doom*
6. You simultaneously add 500 new courses to your shopping cart while praying the website doesn’t crash.
7. OPUS crashes – because why wouldn’t it when you’re in a time of need?
8. You think you’re finally back on track and try to enroll in that creative writing course you’ve been meaning to take since freshman year but realize you don’t have the permission code.
9. You’ve reached a point where you try to add ANY other class to your schedule but realize those are all full too.
10. You get fed up and have an impromptu midnight snack. Chocolate has healing powers right?
11. You refresh the waiting lists and hope that you’ve magically gotten into The Sociology of Happiness class even though you’re number 81 on the waiting list.
12. You finally find a course you like AND has space and enroll in that.
13. Only to realize that you haven’t completed your GERs and should probably take a PE if you want to graduate on time.
14. You’re confused as to how EVERY single PE class has a massive waiting list. Seriously, 30 people are wait listed for running?! Why on earth?!
15. You give up and keep your fingers crossed that maybe everything will magically be okay when you wake up.
16. It’s not okay when you wake up, and you decide to skip your 8 am because you’ve convinced yourself that syllabus week doesn’t count and you can figure out your life later.