our freshman year of college is going to be a totally new experience, and that means there’s a bit of a learning curve. It might take you a year (or four), before you totally nail the whole college thing, but here are a few tips to help you get started. Check out the 12 rookie mistakes every college freshman makes.

1. Thinking your dorm room will look like this:

2. Refusing to do laundry more than once per month

3. Bringing too much stuff from home

4. Creating a terrible schedule that involves Monday morning class

5. Never visiting home

6. Thinking you’ll meet an amazing romantic partner right away, when really, they’ll be about as romantic as this:

7. Going too hard during orientation week

8. Assuming you’ll be best friends with your roommate

9. Locking yourself out of your dorm room

10. Feeling guilty for missing a class

11. Freaking out over one bad grade

12. Caring too much what others think

Happy Freshman Year!

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