6 Senior Moments Every Davis Senior Has

With only a few more months until graduation, senioritis is getting real. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been four years, but, at the same time, we’ve all had those moments that you will only experience if you are a senior…

1.You are 100% over Unitrans.

For those who aren’t lazy and still ride your bike to school, this doesn’t apply to you. But for everyone else…Unitrans has become a daily struggle. Buses routinely show up late, and once they do, they tend to be so packed even sardines would be uncomfortable. Not to mention the people that refuse to move all the way back or take their backpacks off when they know damn well that it is going to be a full bus all the way to campus. I’ve been so over it at times that I have literally walked to campus instead of stepping on one of those red buses. 

2. People who don’t know how bike circles work

As a senior, you can’t understand why people haven’t figured out how to operate bike circles yet, forgetting that once upon a time you too were a freshman with no idea how the terrifying bike circles looming at every intersection worked. You have gotten to the point where you take those bike circles at top speed and if someone gets in your way…tough. 

3.School doesn’t stress you out like it used to.

After almost 4 years of midterms and finals, I’m not sure if I’ve finally figured out how to successfully conquer midterms and finals season, or I just don’t care anymore. Either way, the feeling of impending doom associated with midterms and finals no longer exists. Plus, who has time to stress about midterms and papers when in just a few months I am expected to be a full functioning adult member of society…and I’m not prepared. So while everyone is frantically studying, I’m having an existential crisis, desperately conducting online job searches. 

4.You’ve given up on putting effort into going out.

On the off chance that you find the inspiration to actually go out on the weekend, the amount of effort put into how you look when you do has dramatically decreased compared to freshman year. I have actually shown up to a party in jeans and a flannel, with only remnants of whatever makeup was still on my face from that day if any…and not because I was dressing to the theme. Here’s the thing: once you are a senior you realize that all the people you are trying to impress are probably already your friends. So they could care less if you showed up looking like you just stepped off the runway or just rolled out of bed, they are just glad you showed up.

5.Everyone looks like a child.

There is nothing like that moment when you ask yourself why everyone looks so young, only to realize you are just old. Okay…so maybe 22 isn’t “old” per se. But in college years, you might as well be 100. I can’t tell you how many time I have seen someone on campus whom I confidently would guess was a high schooler visiting campus, only to find out they are a freshman, or even a sophomore. 

6.“So what are you doing after graduation?”

“I DON’T KNOW! GET OFF MY BACK!” is what I would like to say, however that would be frowned upon. Instead, I rattle off two or three options that I have only briefly thought about as my plan. All I’ve ever known is school, so graduating college is jumping into uncharted territory. Not to mention that every time someone mentions graduation, it’s another shot of reality that, in a few months, I’m going to have to exchange the place that has been a home and sanctuary for the past four years for the harsh realities of the real world. 

Being a senior in college is bittersweet, to say the least. Graduating means parting ways with some of your best friends, stepping out of your bubble into a not so pretty world. The uncertainty of the future is terrifying. But at the same time, you know that graduating college is a huge accomplishment and you can’t help but feel proud. So congratulations, Class of 2017…we did it! (Almost…)

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