Do you remember the 1st day of college?

<p>What was the 1st day of college like for you? Do you remember the feeling of walking into the dorm room and thinking this is my home for 9 months? Did the smell in the dorms gag you? Was you roomate crazy cool or just plain crazy? Did anyone have to go hear the president of the college talk? What did they tell you? What would you tell the next group of freshman about the first day of college?</p>

<p>I painted my dorm room - and because of that immediately made a handful of friends, as all the girls on my floor wanted to see my room and hang out in there.
I didn't have a roommate, so I didn't have the crazy roommate issue.</p>

<p>The first day of class wasn't too bad. I always arrive early so I can mentally adjust before the crowd gets in.
The worst part (for me) is wandering around campus lost, like an idiot (and looking like a lost clueless freshman.)</p>

<p>I worked at our state fair up through the night before the first day of classes, so my first full day on campus was my first day of class. I had moved in the week before and met my roommates for a couple hours, but that was it. </p>

<p>The fire alarm went off during my first class, and we got out 30 minutes early.
I ate lunch with some random people I'd met during my first class--we're in the same major, and most of us still hang out together.
I met my current best friend in my 2nd class, we went to dinner, the football team's open practice, and a party together that night. </p>

<p>I loved the first day, mainly because I met so many people that day.</p>

<p>i moved in early because i was on the colorguard so my roommate wasn't there yet. it was kind of lame for a few days because i was the only person in my suite at nights when we were done with rehearsals. at the end of the week we had a colorguard party at the captain's apartment and it was basically a s**tshow--soo much fun. everyone else moved in around that day, too, and we went to frat court, where basically the entire student body was milling around, and ran around the main street of my school's town. after that it was kind of a whirlwind of meeting people and falling in love with carolina :)</p>

<p>Move-in day was so hot, and it took awhile to lug up all mine and my roommate's furniture up to the fourth floor, and after all that I just wanted to take a shower. Then we went to dinner, and got together with the rest of the classmates in our freshmen seminar course for our first meeting of orientation week (yes we had a whole week of orientation).</p>

<p>For the first day of class, I don't really remember, other than getting together with everyone on swim team for an easy practice to start the season.</p>

<p>I fell asleep with my door WIDE OPEN haha. Yea its all good I guess.</p>

<p>My first day there was a shooting so we were in lockdown for a while.</p>

<p>lmao, that's so ghetto, chuy.</p>

<p>i got there before my roommate. she turned out to be really sweet. i went to a cookout thing with parents, went back to my room, i completely unpacked and said goodbye to my parents. that's about it.</p>

<p>was eluting to the fact that a shooting doesn't make a school ghetto, unfortunately that was lost on you.</p>

<p>I would say if there's a shooting at a college and it doesn't even make national news, that's pretty ghetto.</p>

<p>And it's "alluding" by the way</p>

<p>Wow. So much hostility.</p>

<p>Well, move-in day, me and my family moving all my heavy stuff up to the 4th floor. Oh, and my building didn't have an elevator :/</p>

<p>First day of classes, all I remember is being lost all day and carrying around a map.</p>

<p>Guys! Guys. Lets get back to the question. How did your first day or even week of college begin. A whole week of orientation eased you into the whole experience. What did you do for a whole week? Some people don't even remember that day. I find that odd. Its such a big event. So much work went in to getting to that day. Maybe that means it wasn't so hard or terrible. I wonder if its different at a large school vs a small school?</p>

<p>I didn't go to orientation. People dropped by my room and introduced themselves. I went to the dining hall with them and played video games.</p>

<p>First day, moved in, hung out with some old HS friends, then went to meet my hallmates. Went to the welcome bbq, watched some football, and then hung out the rest of the night</p>

<p>I laid some serious mack down...on my roommate. That freaked him out enough to move out and I had a double all to myself for the semester. Not something I am too proud of but whatever.</p>

<p>Our orientation was 2 days in June, and me and my mom skipped out on a lot of it. We didn't need to do the campus or dorm tours (I'd gone to sports camps here all through school so I knew the dorms, and could have given the campus tour because I knew where everything was), we didn't go to the 2-hour long fin aid/payment process meeting--we went in and met in person for 15 minutes with the lady in the receivables office, and we didn't stay in the dorms overnight. The dorms were like $50/person/night plus meals, and it was cheaper for us to drive an hour each way than pay the money. </p>

<p>The 2nd day we went back, I scheduled for classes, and we went to the mall and bought some stuff for my dorm.</p>

<p>I moved into dorm a week before classes began. On move-in day, I got lost and went into the wrong dorm (I stupid). Anyway, I finally found the right dorm and my room (which was on the 5th floor and had to take the stairs). It was so hot that day, so by the time I got to my room I was sweating like a pig. However, my roommate was awesome and we hit it off right away. I met alot of new people that night and the rest of the week. For the rest of the week our school had programs for freshman, like new student convocation. Basically, you hear the president talk for a while and then you walk around checking out the organizations and what's around campus while eating and listening to music.</p>

<p>First day of classes was on a Tuesday, so I had 3 classes to go to starting at 8am (eeek). I loved my English and Japanese professors and I thought my Psych professor was strange (lol). The week before class I walked to the buildings that all my classes were being held in so I wouldn't get lost--very helpful. I actually met my best friend on the 2nd day of classes! All in all, I enjoyed my first day (or shall I say first week) of college.</p>

<p>I moved in on Wednesday and didn't actually start class until Monday the following week. My roommate, who I knew, was on vacation and didn't move in until Sunday night, so the move for me was fairly easy. </p>

<p>I remember missing all of my friends in the afternoon when I sat bored as hell at my computer desk, but that night I stumbled upon a couple guys, who I would later become best friends with. We ended up splitting a bottle and the rest is history - ahhh the first day.</p>