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5 Types of Birthday Celebrations in College

Coming from slumber parties overlooked by Mom and Dad, birthday celebrations in college are far from familiar territory.  Nevertheless, collegiettes can have a blast celebrating even away from home!  

1.  College “family” 

You might miss having Mom, Dad, Grandpa, and crazy Uncle Earl around sending birthday wishes, but your newfound college family has your back when it comes to partying.  

2.  A New Kind of Party

For many new collegiettes, college life brings a whole new world when it comes to parties.  Celebrations may be a bit unorthodox compared to “the usual!”

3.  LOTS of free stuff

Free things are a backbone of college, and your birthday is no exception!  A quick Google search can get you a whole list of places that grant you free things just for being born!  

4.  Excuses

College students are masters of crafting excuses, and your birthday offers just another opportunity.  “Should I do this paper?”  “Nah, it’s my birthday….”

5.  Care packages, gifts, and cards, oh my!  

If they can’t be there for yout big day, chances are your family and friends back home will send you a little something special to celebrate!  

Whatever your celebration, enjoy your day!  

Juliette Sebock, Founder: Jules founded the Gettysburg College chapter of Her Campus in Fall 2015 and served as Campus Correspondent until graduating in Spring 2018. Juliette graduated from Gettysburg College in 2018 with an English major and History/Civil War Era Studies/Public History triple minors. In addition to HC, she was a member of the Spring 2017 class of Advanced Studies in England and of various organizations including Eta Sigma Phi, Dance Ensemble, and Poetry Circle. She has published a poetry chapbook titled Mistakes Were Made, available on Amazon and Goodreads, and she has poems forthcoming in several literary magazines. She is also the editor-in-chief of Nightingale & Sparrow Magazine and runs the lifestyle blog, For the Sake of Good Taste. For more information, visit https://juliettesebock.com.
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