51. Professors expect you to actually listen to what they say and remember it- don't be the kid that doesn't check the syllabus and forgets when the midterm is.
52. Get at least one pair of noise canceling headphones.
53. Sexiling is a real thing. (For those who aren't blessed to know what it means- when your roomie kicks you out for the night to have some fun with someone *wink wink*, you're being exiled for sex, aka being sexiled.)
54. Make sure you have at least one or two friends who you can stay with when said sexiling happens.
55. Try to attempt to budget.
56. Pick something you can wear to class that isn't pajamas. It'll make you feel more alert and ready to claim the day as your own.
57. College has about a billion choices for community service- there's no excuse not to get involved.
58. Locate the nearest hospital and get the number of the ER. You never know.
59. Don't be afraid to tell a friend when they're too drunk. They'll be happier in the morning.
60. Remember to write down deadlines.
61. Do everything in terms of internships and study abroad at least three months before you think you need to.
62. Try to be flexible. It's okay when things don't go your way.
63. Get a planner. Again, I say, GET A PLANNER.
64. Everytime you make plans, write it down.
65. Be the kind of friend you want to have.
66. You are allowed to bail on friends to do homework.
67. All nighters are never necessary. It's possible to space out all your work so you still sleep.
68. SLEEP. Like more than 2 hours a night. People thought I was crazy for attempting (and mostly succeeding) to get 8 hours of sleep a night at least.
69. Learn where all the dining halls are on campus. Try them all out.
70. Buy yourself Spotify premium if you can. It's well worth it. (And they have a student discount!)
71. Also get Netflix if you can. You'll thank yourself later.
72. And HBOgo. and Hulu. Actually, just see what your school provides discounts for. Sometimes you can get a subscription for free or 50% off through your school.
73. It's okay to not know your school song.
74. Amazon Prime is everything you need in this world.
75. Learn to make more than mac and cheese in the dorm kitchen.
78. Try taking student taught classes (exercise classes or some colleges let undergraduates teach shorter term classes too). You'll learn more than you expect from your peers.
79. Try to get a used textbook from an older friend or student who's taken the class before you. They'll take pity on you probably.
80. You also might not actually need the textbook. Ask your professor!
81. Try to workout like once a month minimum - this way if the elevator goes out, you won't be out of breath taking the stairs.
82. MyFitnessPal, Mint, Venmo, and Tab are all amazing apps to help you budget time, money, and fitness.
83. Get out of the college city. Go somewhere new even just for a weekend.
84. You can always find coupon codes online! Check out honey the Chrome extension!
85. Don't bring up anything about getting into college- SAT/ACT scores or essays- it's just unnecessary. You're already in college!
86. Learn to have educating and challenging discussions with people who disagree with you.
87. Take advantage of all the events on your campus! You'll learn so much about so many different subjects and meet amazing leaders in different fields.
88. Flex Points/Dining Dollars are a thousand times better than meal swipes.
89. GO TO CLASS. Again, go to class. Again- go to class. AGAIN, what? GO TO CLASS. If you don't go all semester, at least go the last two weeks before finals.
90. Have enough undies, t-shirts and pants to get you through at least two weeks between laundry, because you won't do it every week, I promise.
91. I never sort (sorry, Mom!) and my clothes haven't been dyed yet, so you should be fine, but maybe do the first couple washes and sort your clothes!
92. WiFi is never trustworthy on campus. Especially during finals and in the library.
93. No one expects you to have your life figured out now. Some don’t even have it figured out at graduation 4 years later.
94. You might have forgotten the art of making friends. So did everyone else.
95. You are not entitled to make ups or extra credit or anything. You have to work for what you want.
96. College is hard, but also the best time of your life.
97. Stay organized. It's not cute or fun to walk into your room during finals week and realize you haven't done laundry or cleaned your sheets or made your bed in a month.
98. If you're not happy- TRANSFER. I have told tons of friends to go after what they want, even if it means going to a different school. Talk to your parents about the possibilities and the schools you're interested in. They want you to be happy too.
99. If you ever feel inadequate on campus, remember- you were accepted into this school for a reason. The people around you are not smarter, more special, kinder, more well-rounded than you and they are for sure, not better people than you because maybe they have higher grades or participate in more extracurriculars.
100. Your college experience is one-hundred percent what you make of it. Go out, engage with others and the world around you. This, more than your classes, will enrich and educate you.