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Entering College: Expectations vs. Reality

1. Expectation: The “Freshmen 15” is just a myth, there’s no way you’ll gain that much weight.

 

Reality:

Around April those habitual Saturday-night Toppers stick binges will start to show.

2. Expectation:The dining center food will have flavor.

You think you’ll be diving into fluffy pancakes, scrumptious desserts, and only the finest quality of foods.

Reality:

Get used to eating the same turkey sammy for the next nine-months!

3. Expectation: You’ll have so many options to choose from when looking for a significant other, and you’ll definitely find your soul mate.

Reality:

4. Expectation: Hitting the gym every day is a no-brainer

We’re getting fit and sexy in college!!!!

Reality:

As tempting as it is…. The dollar pizza deals normally trump any form of cardio.

5. Expectation: The right major will “speak to you”

Reality:

You might end up switching your major once, twice, or even five times!

6. Expectation: Gen Ed’s are awesome, you’ll be excited to go to class each day!

Reality:

7. Expecatation: If you were a lazy high school student, that’s a thing of the past. College means getting involved.

Reality: Netflix will always be to good.

8. Expectation: You won’t be as broke as everyone says you’ll be.

Reality:

9. Expectation: Your roommate will be your first “college” best friend

Reality: Sometimes it works out that your roomie is your soul mate, but other times spending nine months in a shared box doesn’t end well.

10. Expectation: You’ll love all the new found freedom that comes with living away from home.

Reality:

It’s actually OK to miss yo’ mama

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