The first day of classes is all about syllabi. What could be so hard?
Where are your classes? Why is this campus so big? Why are there so many HILLS?
Everyone starts college with a clean slate. It can't be so hard to make friends, right?
You're bound to develop close friends eventually, but the first few weeks can be awkward. There are only so many times you can have the same conversations: "Where are you from?" "What's your major?" "What dorm do you do live in?"
Time to dance!
The truth is, you'll probably spend more time sitting on a couch or your bed, surrounded by books or snacks (or both). Don't worry if you don't go to a dozen parties right away -- after all, you have four to five years.
You'll have dinner together every night, visit each other's families on Thanksgiving and hold her hair back when she's sick. You've heard the stories of ruined friendship, but you two are different.
Nothing tests a friendship quite like sharing a 10' x 10' box for a year.
Welcome to college.
Everything you know is a lie. TV totally tricked you. The college hook-up scene looks nothing like you'd find on The CW.
Sure, you'll have to study, but you'll be fine, right?
If you feel the urge to call your mom and cry the first time you attempt a 10-page paper on Marx's economic theories, don't worry -- that's totally normal.
It'll look just like a Pottery Barn catalog!
Dorm rooms are tiny, plain and full of restrictions. Who knew you couldn't light candles?
Every freshman believes they'll go to the state-of-the-art gym on a regular basis.
More likely, you'll go once, then succumb to late-night snacks and your Netflix subscription.
Don't expect any student-teacher relationships, à la Pretty Little Liars. (Sorry.)
With a carefully-planned study schedule, finals week will be a breeze.
You will never, never wait until the last minute to study again -- except for basically every year, when you make the same false promise to yourself.