Buzz·Posted on 18 Mar 202125 Uni Housing Experiences That Student Commuters Just Won't GetIncluding using a goon bag for a pillow and drunk crying.by Clare AstonBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. First up, immediately getting lost as you figure out where the hell you are in relation to the city, the campus, and the bottle-o. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Network 10 I can comfortably tell you that when I moved to Sydney and into my uni accom, I didn't even know how to catch a damn bus in this city. 2. Going from strangers to best friends in five seconds flat with your new neighbours. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Turner Productions / Screen Australia Whether you're in a dorm or an apartment, it's like you're in kindergarten again. 3. And then realising, "Oop...maybe you don't want to be friends with this person". Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Seven Network Stage one of moving out: Find people and cling. Stage two: Drift away because you realise you have nothing in common with them. 4. Having a weirdly cheery person who eventually identifies themselves as a RA. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Network 10 It's a Monday and I'm nervous about my first tute — please, let me stress in peace. 5. And then learning how to avoid them and their positive attitude constantly. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ABC Fire escape stairwells are your best friend here. 6. Learning the fun effects of alcohol and pushing your body to its limits by consuming just so, so much of it. View this photo on Instagram @scubardownunder If you were at UTS — Scubar, Side Bar and Bar Broadway were the ultimate go-to. 7. Plus, finally understanding what goon is and why everyone loves it so much. Adam Jeffers / Getty Images It's cheap, it tastes good (when cut with juice) and we've all used the bag as a pillow at some point. 8. Although, there was that one person who swore by red goon and cola...which does not sound like a good time. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Nine Network If they showed up with the red goon, you knew you were going to be in for a rowdy night. 9. Having to do those "Welcome to Housing" getting to know you nights. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Columbia Pictures I remember being dragged for not liking Vegemite — Aussies who don't like it exist, people! 10. And having housing parties where nostalgic bangers like "S Club 7" were continually blasted. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF CITV "Ain't no party like an S Club party" — they're not an Aussie band, but we love them like they were. 11. Going to Woolies and realising that random household stuff is way more expensive than you thought it would be. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Network 10 RIP to your budget if you had to buy shampoo and razors at the same time. 12. And then exclusively shopping the no-name brands because it was cheaper. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Nine Network The paper towels might not be as absorbent, but they save you some dollars. 13. Or, trekking it to a far off ALDI because it was even cheaper there. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Network 10 Honestly, ALDI is great and I want more of them. 14. Beginning a loving relationship with Kmart, because they have everything you need to ~decorate~ your room. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Nine Network And by decorate, I mean everyone had the same sheets, towels and picture frames. 15. Having an extreme hate for other universities and their housing accoms. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Nine Network Looking at you, Wesley College. 16. Absolutely loving the fact that you could wake up 10 minutes before your 9 a.m. lecture. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF World Rugby I mean, you might still have wet hair from your two second shower — but you made it on time and that's all that counts. 17. And feeling sorry for the people who had to trek in from the outskirts of Sydney to get to uni each day. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Network 10 Plus, there was always that one person who was coming from Wollongong. 18. Rocking up to almost every tute hungover. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Team Coco / Conaco I mean, it's dedication that you even rocked up to class, tbh. 19. Sneaking your friends past security because you didn't notify anyone that they were visiting. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Network 10 "Oh, they're just coming up for a look!" — leaves three days later. 20. Dressing up for all the theme nights that you normally would never have participated in. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Network 10 Aussies throwing a Halloween party — makes no sense and yet every accom does it. 21. And having housing "balls" that were an absolute blowout. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Nine Network Fancy dress? Check. Lots of drink? Double check. Crying at 3 a.m. outside of George Street's Macca's? Check, check, check. 22. Being an absolute ratbag of a fresher — but also absolutely loathing freshers if you were still living in your accom in later years. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Network 10 "It's 4 a.m. go to bed!" — Me, in my third year yelling at the newbs. 23. Having an absolute mountain of laundry and lugging it down to the shared laundromat only to realise that EVERY machine was full. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Network 10 Or, having to dig out someone's budgie smugglers that they'd just left in the washing machine after the cycle had finished. 24. Meeting a bunch of international students and letting them in on the true joys of Aussie culture. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ABC "Yeah, come here — I'll show ya how to do a shoey." 25. And finally, moving out of uni housing into your own accom and realising you've never felt more ~adult~. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Network 10 Choosing who you can live with? Wild.