10 Signs You’re a Freshman At Ole Miss

Every freshman at Ole Miss experiences life differently in the first few months of college. You may be moving a thousand miles from home or only ten, but either way, it’s time to put on those big boy (or girl) pants and figure out how to navigate this new place. Don’t worry it does get better… eventually! Here are a few signs you’re a freshman at Ole Miss:


  1. You begin every convo with “So, where are you from?” or “What’s your major?”
  • What else are you going to talk about? You may meet a potential new, lifelong friend this way!


  1. You think early classes are a good idea
  • Either you think getting “up and at ‘em” early will be a good idea or the only classes available by the time you’re registered were all before 10 a.m. Lucky for you, having just graduated high school will help when it comes to waking up for an 8 a.m. But you’ll begin to regret this after you experience your first all-nighter.


  1. Which leads us to the next one… You think it is a thrilling experience to skip class
  • You did it senior year of high school, why not do it in college too? Ask yourself that again junior year.


  1. You completely planned out your dorm room with your roommate
  • For the girls, it’s planning your bedding and matching picture frames. For the guys, it’s planning what poster or flags you’re going to hang on the walls. Either way, you strive to be the room everyone wants to hang out in.


  1. You have probably Instagrammed a picture with a #SoCollege caption
  • Whether it’s a picture of your transformed dorm room or a picture of you on the Walk of Champions, we’ve all done it.


  1. You have successfully fit half of your life into five drawers
  • And stuffed the rest into a 3 ft. closet or packed it tightly in storage-saving containers under your bed because you never know what you are going to need. Better to be over prepared, right?


  1. You don’t say “no” to social events
  • Orientation events? Welcome week? Joining clubs? Organization meetings? If it involves lots of people, free stuff, and most importantly the potential for free food, you’re going to be there.


  1. You’re very confused at the hoopla surrounding chicken on a stick
  • Just go to the gas station, and get one. You will understand after.


  1. You’re committed to going to every Ole Miss football game
  • You may not make it into the stadium for every game, but you at least make it to the Grove. You’ve heard all about it and want to experience everything SEC football has to offer.


  1. You have heard about and successfully completed one, if not all of the “Freshmen Bucket List” items
  • Your first year of college is special. It is filled with laughter, tears, headaches, and so much more. Just make sure to take some time to have fun and make memories. If you haven’t already, check out the Freshmen Bucket List article on The Ole Miss Yearbook website! http://theolemissyearbook.com/bucket-list/
Alexis Lee
Alexis Lee

Alexis is a junior Integrated Marketing Communications major with a specialization in Public Relations from Normal, Illinois. When she is not writing, she can be found watching Gossip Girl or HGTV with her cat and drinking green tea.

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