10 GIFs That Sum Up College Life

Becky Cuddihy

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College life can be different depending on what year you are in. In first year, you’re seen as the ‘freshers’ in college. You spend the first two months adjusting to living away from home, figuring out how to do your own washing, and attending all your lectures because apparently there is a ‘80% attendance rate’. In the second semester, you realise that was all lies and attend as little lectures as possible.

When you reach second year, you’ve found your ropes. You laugh at the freshers for getting ridiculously drunk the first week of college, even though that was you a year ago, and you are actually beginning to take college a little more seriously. You’ve made your friends through a series of drunken stories on class nights out  and you begin to feel a little bit more comfortable with yourself.

When you reach your final year, it can be a bit daunting. You’ve breezed through the first two years doing little work and now you realise that it might not cut it for this year. But hey, you try it anyway.

1. RAG week in first year. You’ve heard tales of it madness, but you didn’t know just to what extent…

2. You attempt your first academic essay, and realise what a pain referencing is…

3. You plagiarise an essay and get an A, and have to deal with the envious stares from your friends…

4. You make the mistake of attending your 9am lecture suffering from the mother of all hangovers…

5. Bouncers say you’re too drunk to be let into the club and you hurl abuse only to turn around and realise your friends have abandoned you…

6. Attempting to make friends but choosing all the wrong people…

7. Realising you only have enough money for food OR alcohol…

8. You go to your first proper rave…

9. Finals are coming up and you are slowly losing the will to live…

10. Going into your final semester of college and realising….

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Becky Cuddihy