Skip To Content

    What You Think Will Happen Freshman Year Vs. What Really Happens

    Naps on naps.

    1. You will party every day all day.

    Silver Pictures / Via

    What really happens:


    12:00 a.m. rolls around, people get a little sloppy, you're really tired, and it's time to GTFO.

    2. Dating a senior as a freshman will be really cool and romantic.

    20th Century Fox

    What really happens:

    Paramount Pictures / Via

    Dating a senior as a freshman is kind of creepy, and doesn't work.

    3. Your dorm room will look like it's straight out of a Pottery Barn catalog.

    Pottery Barn

    What really happens:

    4. You won't gain the freshman fifteen.

    Bravo / Via

    You've got that healthy eating lifestyle on lock.

    What really happens:

    5. You will meet your best friends for life at freshman orientation.

    Columbia Pictures / Via

    What really happens:


    You stick with your roommate until you gradually develop friends through classes and clubs.

    6. You will have the energy to go out every night.


    What really happens:

    7. You don't need to study that much.


    What really happens:

    NBC / Via

    If you don't go to class and study, your week before finals will be a living hell.

    8. Everyone will be single, and ready and willing to hook up with you.

    What really happens:

    E! / Via

    Tons of freshmen are trying the whole long distance thing or they're going after upperclassmen.

    9. You and your roommate will be the best friends that ever happened.

    ABC Family / Via

    What really happens:

    10. With all this free time, you'll have time to work out and get in shape.

    What really happens:

    11. Your parents will help you pay for everything.


    What really happens:


    Your parents will soon realize you're not using their money for books.

    12. Taking an 8:00 a.m. will give you free afternoons.

    Universal Pictures

    What really happens:


    You'll use that free afternoon as an invitation for a nap.

    13. All-nighters will be a piece of cake.


    What really happens:

    Warner Bros.

    All-nighters are the worst thing that ever happened to you.

    14. Freshman year won't go by that fast:

    20th Century Fox / Via

    What really happens:

    It goes by that fast.

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form