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Why I’m Excited To Go Back To School (And You Should Be Too!)

Why I’m Excited To Go Back To School (And You Should Be Too!)

Raise your hand if you feel prepared to start school in a few weeks… Anybody? Well, at least I’m not alone! If you’re like me, you’re probably getting a bit overwhelmed at this point with getting everything ready. But I figured the best way to remedy those feelings of stress would be to replace them with feelings of excitement! So here is a list of reasons why I am looking forward to going back to school and you should too!

Setting up my dorm

Since I’m a sophomore this year, I already know what to expect with living in the dorms so I have a plan of how I’m going to decorate. I don’t know about you, but my inner HGTV designer comes out while picking out accessories and color palettes. Its always fun to have a clean slate to decorate however you want.

Meeting my suite-mates and people on my floor

Last year my suite-mates become some of my closest friends and we definitely took advantage of having our rooms connected. While I’m not expecting my new suite-mates to be my new bffs, I’m looking forward to getting to know them. Since last year my room was on the end of the hall, my roommate and I didn’t meet a ton of people on our floor. This year I’m going to make an effort to connect more with the people I live around, which is something I’m looking forward to.

Being close to friends again

Nothing beats being able to walk ten feet to your friend’s room to grab them for dinner. One thing I’ve definitely missed this summer is having my friends in such close proximity. Even though my roommate and I live in the same town, we live on opposite sides, plus we are both working this summer. My next closest college friend lives 45 minutes away but with summer jobs, its been hard to find time when we are both free. I can’t wait to be close to all of my friends again.


This year, rush will be so much more fun for me since I’m not actually going through it. I’m looking forward to shadowing our Vice President of Member Recruitment (who is in charge of rush) since I will be taking over the position next year! Even though the hours will be long, I’ll be spending them with my sorority sisters which is bound to be fun.

Interesting new classes

This might sound dorky, but I actually love going to class and learning new things. I’m super passionate about my majors and I’m pumped about starting classes that are specific to them. For my Spanish major I have the credentials to take literature classes now, which I’m very excited for. I’m also taking an introductory class for a possible minor, so I’m looking forward to seeing if it is a good fit for me.

Football games

Well, I’m really more excited for tailgates. I know almost nothing about football, but I love the atmosphere at the games and being able to hang out with my friends. I can’t wait to get all decked out in my Spartan gear to take cute pictures! Hopefully the team has a better season than last year, but if I’m being honest, the wins and losses don’t really matter to me- I just like the experience.

What are you looking forward to at school?

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