We’re sharing some of our favorite posts from over the years! This post was originally published in September of 2012.
Each fall brings a few million new students to campus in the U.S., and the transition to college is one of the great hallmarks of life in our culture.
Or, to put it more colloquially, it’s freakin’ crazy.
In fact, here’s an ode written especially for that experience we all know as Freshmen Move-In Day:
Furrowed brows. Beads of sweat. Busted knuckles. You can’t have pets.
Piles of boxes. Nice throw rug. Who’s the RA? Where’s my mug?
Class schedule. List of books. Mom and dad hugs. Pitying looks.
Student orgs. I want to, can I? Turn over new leaves. Who am I?
I (Adam) remember building my own loft on the front yard of my parents’ house to prepare for that special day and painting the various pieces of it all kinds of crazy colors — stripes, barber pole, polka dots. I asked everyone I ran into who had gone to college what I might be…