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How to not look like a freshman?

toxic93toxic93 Registered User Posts: 2,684 Senior Member
edited May 2011 in College Life
I'm going to college this fall, and this is a serious question. Because from my past experience with HS freshmen, they can be annoying especially when they walk in large packs blocking the hallways. Any tips?
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Replies to: How to not look like a freshman?

  • bl4ke360bl4ke360 Registered User Posts: 712 Member
    try to wear the same style of clothes as upperclassmen i guess
  • HisGraceFillsMeHisGraceFillsMe Registered User Posts: 4,782 Senior Member
    don't travel around with a group of other freshmen.

    don't wear your lanyard around your neck.

    Of course, this will vary from school to school.
  • toxic93toxic93 Registered User Posts: 2,684 Senior Member
    Those things are something I never do anyway. And who walks with a lanyard around their neck? That's just weird to me.
  • MLDWoodyMLDWoody - Posts: 2,138 Senior Member
    First few years of high school we needed to wear IDs. Everyone wore a lanyard with their ID on it. If you were REALLY cool you had it partially in your pocket with the rest hanging out and your CAR KEYS attached.... oh yeah... badass
  • RoxSoxRoxSox Registered User Posts: 2,179 Senior Member
    Meh, you probably still will. I think it's an attitude more than a specific look.
  • PRiNCESSMAHiNAPRiNCESSMAHiNA Registered User Posts: 2,120 Senior Member
    Don't travel in a herd with everyone else.

    Dont stand around on campus with a map- try to get familiar with where you have to go beforehand.

    Don't worry about looking like a freshman. Everyone does it, and it's just part of the experience.
  • Mr BoboMr Bobo Registered User Posts: 113 Junior Member
    Grow a scraggly beard (preferably with Doritos crumbs in it) and wear the same pair of sweatpants at LEAST 4 days a week (clean only when it becomes difficult to tell what color they were originally). Usually it takes at least two years in college to become this much of a slob, so they'll think there's no way you could be a freshman.
  • DrewCollinsDrewCollins Registered User Posts: 635 Member
    Don't look lost
  • VihzelVihzel Registered User Posts: 450 Member
    Freshman... Get him!
  • AUGirlAUGirl Registered User Posts: 2,890 Senior Member
    Welcome to College, Freshmen: How to NOT look like a freshman
    ^That seems to be exactly what you asked.

    Although I'm a little skeptical on those all making you look like a freshman.
  • essceejay216essceejay216 Registered User Posts: 213 Junior Member
    At a lot of colleges, it doesn't matter what year you're in. As long as you're not overly immature or obviously clueless, most people won't notice or care.
  • AlixMRozAlixMRoz Registered User Posts: 308 Member
    Don't go to parties in groups of 30
  • VihzelVihzel Registered User Posts: 450 Member
    ^ don't go anywhere in groups of 30
  • theaterbrattheaterbrat Registered User Posts: 246 Junior Member
    Don't wear a college sweatshirt every day. Don't decorate your room in only school-team stuff.
  • gogreekgogreek Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    Froshes are easy to spot so it's a lost cause but here are some tips.

    -have have your profile pic on facebook showing your high school or a high school related event
    -wear the lanyard
    -wear high school letterman jacket
    -wear matching school gear at once like sweatshirt, sweatpants, and hat.
    -use a map
    -wear high school clothes (unless you're at the gym)
    -travel in a huge group (during my frosh year we had to go to a pep rally to get to know the cheers and songs to sing at our football games so it was about 8 thousand kids flooding the streets to go to this pep rally and all the upperclassmen were ****ed, laughing at us, etc..) but rolling deep with a bunch of buddies to dinning hall or something is acceptable
    -wear high school brands like aeropostale, american eagle, and hollister
    -bring a laptop to class
    -smoke in the dorms find a more safer place like a buddies apartment (I know too many people who thought they could get away with it)
    -look lost
    -puke in the middle of the dance floor at a party (don't puke at all if you can help it)

    -read the class syllabus so you don't ask stupid questions during class.
    -dress up when going out to a party
    -take care of yourself (daily personal hygiene, wash your clothes, etc..)
    -learn how to use a washing machine/dryer from your parents before you leave
    -learn how to iron clothes
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