27 Unforgettable Memories Everyone Who Went To Boarding School Has

    Carpe diem.

    1. Noticing everyone was pretty much in the same boat the day you arrived.

    2. Eating your first of many meals in a hall that looked like it belonged at Hogwarts.

    3. Spending the majority of your classes sitting around a very large table.

    4. And enjoying the occasional outdoor lecture when the weather was nice.

    5. Attending chapel four days a week.

    6. Hanging out at your teachers' homes on a fairly regular basis.

    7. Discovering there was a club for just about anything at some point or another.

    8. Wanting to join an a cappella group.

    9. If you were tall, having no choice but to join the crew team.

    10. Learning that you had a number of "sister schools" to compete against in sports.

    11. Never getting a single snow day. Ever.

    12. Having to go to class on Saturdays.

    13. Spending Saturday nights at the Head of School's house playing board games...

    14. ...or coming up with some other means of entertainment in your dorm room.

    15. Celebrating arbitrary holidays that literally no one else outside your school understood.

    16. Getting your driver's license a lot later than most American teenagers did.

    17. Missing out on a ~proper~ prom experience (if you had one at all)!

    18. Finding creative hookup spots on campus.

    19. Getting made fun of by "townies" for being nerds.

    20. Secretly ordering delivery to your dorm at night.

    21. Exercising your creativity when it came to hiding contraband.

    22. Discovering it's a lot easier to get up on the roof of the library (or other shenanigans) when it's dark out.

    23. Having dormmates who eventually became surrogate siblings.

    24. Stealing cutlery, trays, etc. from the dining hall to keep as mementos.

    25. Saying goodbye to your very first home away from home.

    26. Knowing that the mystique of college "campus life" would not be that big a deal to you.

    27. And finally, looking back at your formative years knowing that life would never be quite the same.