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26 Reasons Why You Can't Wait to Go Back to College


It's been a great summer away, but you are definitely ready to go back to college. You didn't realize how much you would miss it, and now you long to be back on campus (not like you started a countdown or anything...). Check out our oh-so-relatable reasons why you can't wait to go back to college:

1. You desperately crave freedom

If you're living with your parents during summer break, it has probably left you feeling a little confined. College allows you to do what you want, when you want and make your own decisions—without having to justify every single one to your parents.

2. Your parents are (slightly) overbearing

Of course they only do it out of love, but it can be a huge adjustment from college to being back with parents. 

3. Campus life is always buzzing

There is always something to do, an event to go to, free food to be eaten and friends to meet. 

4. Campus in general

Leaving campus reminds you how gorgeous and underappreciated it really is. Also, you are ready for a much-needed change of scenery.

5. Having friends less than five minutes away

Having your entire friend circle split across the state (or even the country) makes you miss having them just a phone call or walk away.

6. Sports and tailgates

Football season is a favorite, and you are so ready for the barbecues and game day attire.

7. You have a brand new wardrobe that you’re ready to rock

You have accumulated an impressive back-to-school wardrobe that is just waiting to be worn all over campus.

8. You miss big school events

Whether it is a guest lecture, concerts or homecoming events, you miss the fun (and free) events.

9. You can't avoid running into people from high school

Even though you have drastically improved since high school, the past is just that and running into old acquaintances isn't exactly your favorite thing.

10. You miss the steady social life

Whether it be parties, happy hour or going out to dinner, your social life at school is fab—at home, you curl up in bed checking social media. 

11. Skype just isn't cutting it anymore

You want your best friend, and you want her now. Skype and Facetime are better than nothing at all, but you can't wait until she is back by your side. 

12. Being able to eat what you want, when you want

If you are staying with your parents, they might give you trouble about what you are eating. While they might be right about eating better, a milkshake or large fries once in a while never hurt anybody.

13. Constant coffee runs

Whether you run on Dunkin' or Starbucks, you miss the constant supply of caffeine. Coffee trips, like the coffee itself, are neverending throughout the semester.

14. You feel like you're 15 again

Sure, you love having your parents to help with laundry and cook (edible) meals. But, it also leaves you with the feeling of being back in high school, and wanting to do things on your own again (okay, except laundry).

15. Having the option of the dining halls

Okay, so you don't actually miss the food at the dining hall, but you miss it as an easy way out of cooking. It might be a bit overpriced compared to off-campus options, but you don't have to change out of your pajamas and it is open until the late hours of the night, so it is clearly well worth it. 

16. Scoping out campus cuties in your classes

You might not have enjoyed the class subject, but the swoon-worthy classmate that you scoped out at the beginning of the semester made the class a bit more bearable.

17. You even miss classes in general

Now is the time when you are finished with introduction classes and start the core classes for your major, which you are (not so) secretly really excited about.

18. You miss trying new things

Being at home for the summer limits you to be one person, but being away at school gives you the freedom to experiment. Whether you want to try going vegetarian or revamp your personal style, it is the perfect place to try new things.

19. You miss the growth and discovery

You grow more in four years in college than you could even fathom before. Sure, you continue to grow at home, but the real growth and discovery of yourself usually happens away from home.

20. Always meeting new people

Between classes, extracurricular activities and social events, you are always meeting new people at school. 

21. Opportunities to get involved

There are hundreds of different ways to get involved on your campus, which could sometimes lead to you discovering your true passion!

22. Late night pizza deliveries

Because your parents would totally judge you for ordering a large, extra cheese pizza at 3 a.m. 

23. Pulling all nighters

Yes, they are brutal and leave you feeling awful the next day. But usually, they result in a great exam grade or lasting memories with friends, which is something that you will only experience in college.

24. Exploring and going on adventures

You might finally try that local coffee shop that everyone has been raving about, or go on a spontaneous long weekend trip with friends. It is a time to explore and find new places that are both local and farflung.

25. All of the school spirit 

You miss everybody bleeding your school colors and always throwing up your symbol. It is the norm, and you do not have to compete with other schools like you do with friends from home. 

26. It has become your second home

You have started referring to both where you are from and your college town as home, because they both are. You love both equally, and they will always be home to you. But your college campus holds a special place in your heart, and you can't wait to go back. 

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