1. Your parents just drop you off in this strange new place you've never been before.
And you KNOW they laughed all the way home.
2. You get lost immediately.
3. No one knows who you are.
Which is both cool and scary at the same time.
4. Everyone seems like a potential new best friend.
5. You cry out of frustration. Often.
Stupid professor clearly doesn't understand that hangovers should count as illness.
6. The other kids aren't really interested in sharing food.
7. Daily naps are absolutely essential.
And you'll sleep just about anywhere: during lecture, on the quad, in the library stacks...
8. Teachers send notes home to your parents when you're failing a class.
9. You wear outfits you'll be ashamed of in 10 years.
Hey--you've got to express yourself.
10. The opposite sex seems intimidating (and kind of gross).
11. You live for snack time.
Rowing team tryouts? Nah. Oh they have free food? I'm there.
12. Homework is still a pain in the a**.
As long as a book is open, it counts.
13. Cutting and pasting are still some of your most valuable skills.
It just doesn't require scissors or glue anymore.
14. They make you read a ton of books.
And they're astronomically expensive.
15. The seat you choose on the first day determines your destiny.