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The Freshman Experience One Month In

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Scranton chapter.

I have been a freshman in college for precisely 22 days (although it feels like 22 months instead). I have learned so many things in my short time here, with one of the most important things being how to look composed and like you’re fine after booking it up the hill to get to class on time.

The first week was filled with anxiety of looking too much like a freshman, even though I am one, and the highly coveted frat flu. Even though Scranton does not have frats I, somehow,

became a victim of the frat flu within my first four days at the U.

And yes, I have fallen in love…with multiple campus crushes who do not know I exist. But hey, it’s the excitement of seeing them walk by that matters!

Everyone always warns and hazes freshmen about the “freshmen fifteen,” and while I am still denying it will happen, I think it may just be a canon event I have to live through. I have had more Pizza Hut, Dominos, and Chipotle in the last 3 weeks than I’ve had in my whole life. My friends and I were talking about how the freshman fifteen seems inevitable, no matter how much you try to avoid it. I guess the Starbucks and Chick-fil-A on campus are just too tempting!

And would it really be freshman year without the chaos that ensues in the freshman dorms? No, it absolutely wouldn’t. As earlier stated, I am only one month into freshman year, but feel like I have adjusted well to the routine of freshman living: when to shower, when the ping pong table will be free, and when to avoid using the bathrooms during Friday/Saturday nights. Freshmen shenanigans are one of my favorite things about college so far, with my most favorite thing being a mudslide that occurred on a freshman patio the other weekend.

My first 22 days here have been so interesting, and I have truly learned that there is nothing quite like freshman year. I look forward to all the chaos that will ensue in the coming months and learning how to successfully avoid contracting the frat flu.

Cora McGuire

Scranton '27

Hi! I'm Cora and am from Towson, Maryland! I am a first year student at Scranton, and am majoring in Communications. I hope you like my articles!! :)