What do you miss about college?

posted 3 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ms_margarita:  I miss seeing so many friends by default, either because you have class together or you live with them.  It was easy to get together.  Now everyone is all over the place with their own lives and commitments, so it’s hard to hang out.

I also miss student discounts.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Going to football games. I went to Alabama where football is everything. Now, I can only afford to watch the games on tv. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

Free time and naps! 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

How easy it was to make new friends. In college, it was normal to just introduce yourself to people because no one knew each other when classes restarted. But in the real world, people either think you want to bum money or tell them about Jesus. 🙁

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

@ms_margarita:  I miss having all of my friends in one general area. We’re all spread out across the country now and therefore it is harder to see each other as often as we’d like.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I went to an artsy school for undergrad, so I miss wearing insane outfits on a regular basis. (Proud to say I wore skinny jeans BEFORE they were cool, by ripping the seams of boot cut jeans and sewing them back together so they were skin tight.) I miss my college friends who at that time, seemed so optimistic, wild, and edgy. I also miss not having to think about how much meals cost, since I ate on a meal card. I miss not really needing sleep. I miss knowing that all of my possessions could fit in my trunk. I miss thinking I was SO smart because I could write a 15 page essay on post-modern literature. 

I’m a doctoral student, so in many ways, I really still haven’t left college! I don’t have a “real” job in that I work when I want, so long as I get my shit done. I don’t have to pay my loans yet. And I still get student discounts!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I miss:

1. being able to wear T-shirts and jeans all the time.

2. having all my classes and book reading done by lunch time.

3. not having to cook as much (eating on campus).

4. paying bills once a semester instead of once a month (for the half of college when I was on campus).

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

It was so much fun! University was different from a career in good and bad ways. If I felt tired/sick/lazy whatever, I could just decide to skip class and stay home that day. It was more freedom… but I didn’t get paid! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I just graduated fourish months ago and at this moment I really miss the cheap boo’s. The ability to get fresh brewed beers for $2.50, a pitcher for $7.50, and the ability to walk into Walmart to get your liquor. I know it sounds sad but I just moved to what is pretty much a dry state and county where I have to actually plan in advance when and where to buy my Arbor Mist and pay almost double what I was paying just last May.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mostly I miss living with and near my friends – I never see friends anymore because I moved abroad. T_T And the ease of making friends because there was so much in common to talk about.

I also miss comparatively little obligation and responsibility. I sometimes wonder if I’ll ever have so much glorious free time again. 

And to a lesser degree, getting to show off my naturally bizarre sense of style. I can’t show my tattoos, I can’t have purple hair… :-/ Dressing sort of professionally dowdy every day is a little sad compared to the creations I used to come up with.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

I went through serious depression after graduating.  It still hits me sometimes.  I miss being so carefree, always having something to do or someone to hang out with. I miss my sorority and the college atmosphere. I miss feeling like I could do anything and joining clubs and taking random classes.  I miss meeting new people and decorating my dorm every year.  Studying abroad was also super awesome.  Now I feel so old. :  I’m actually in grad school now, but it’s definitely not the same as living on campus as an undergrad.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@ms_margarita: I miss learning everyday. I know the old adage “You learn something new everyday,” but I like formal learning. It’s really nerdy, I know. 

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