23 Reasons Why You Can’t Wait to Go Back to College

The beginning of the college year is approaching and we’re actually really excited about it! Heres why:

1. You desperately crave freedom

If you’re living with your parents during the summer, it has probably left you feeling a little confined. College allows you to do what you want, when you want and make your own decisions – without justifying every single one to your parents.

2. Your parents are (slightly) overbearing

Of course they only do it out of love, but it can be a huge adjustment from college to being back with parents.

3. Campus life is always buzzing

There’s always something to do, an event to go to, free food to be eaten and friends to meet.

4. Campus in general

Leaving campus reminds you how gorgeous and under appreciated it really is. Also, you’re very much ready for a much-needed change of scenery.

5. Having friends less than five minutes away

Having half your friends living across the country, or away on their J1 kind of sucks. Going back to college means getting the gang back together!

6. You have a brand new wardrobe that you’re ready to rock

You’ve accumulated an impressive back-to-school wardrobe that’s just waiting to be worn all over campus.

7. You miss big school events

What happened to all the midweek parties during the summer?!

8. You miss the steady social life

Whether it’s parties, happy hour or going out to dinner, your social life at school is fab – at home, it’s checking social media to creep on people who actually have a life.

9. Skype just isn’t cutting it anymore

You want your best friend, and you want her now. Skype and Facetime are better than nothing at all, but you can’t wait until she’s back by your side.

10. Being able to eat what you want, when you want

If you’re back home with the rents for the summer, they might give you shit about what you’re eating. While they might be right about eating better, a milkshake or large fries once in a while never hurt anybody.

11. Constant coffee runs

Whether you run on Starbucks or just the canteen coffee machine, you miss the constant supply of caffeine. Coffee trips, like the coffee itself, are abundant and plentiful throughout the semester.

12. You feel like you’re 15 again

Sure, you love having your parents to help with laundry and cook (edible) meals. But, it also leaves you with the feeling of being back in high school, and wanting to do things on your own again (okay, except laundry).

13. Having the option of the dining halls

Okay, so you don’t actually miss the food at the dining hall, but you miss it as an easy way out of cooking. It might be a bit overpriced compared to off-campus options, but it’s just so nearby and easy.

14. Scoping out campus hotties in your classes

You might not have enjoyed the class subject, but the hot guy that you scoped out at the beginning of the semester made the class a bit more bearable.

15. You even miss classes in general

Yep, you’re actually yearning for the book learning.

16. You miss trying new things

Being at home for the summer limits you to be one person, but being away at school gives you the freedom to experiment. Whether you want to try going vegetarian or revamp your personal style, it’s the perfect place to try new things.

17. You miss the growth and discovery

You grow more in four years in college than you could even fathom before. Sure, you continue to grow at home, but the real growth and discovery of yourself usually happens away from home.

18. Always meeting new people

Between classes, extracurricular activities and social events, you’re always meeting new people at school.

19. Opportunities to get involved

There are hundreds of different ways to get involved on your campus, which could sometimes lead to you discovering your true passion!

20. Late night pizza deliveries

Because your parents would totally judge you for ordering a large, extra cheese pizza at 3 a.m.

21. Pulling all nighters

Yes, they are brutal and leave you feeling awful the next day. But usually, they result is a great exam grade or lasting memories with friends, which is something that you will only experience in college.

22. Exploring and going on adventures

You might finally try that local coffee shop that everyone has been raving about, or go on a spontaneous long weekend trip with friends. It’s a time to explore and find new places that are both local and destination.

23. It’s become your second home

You’ve started referring to college as home. You love both equally, and they will always be home to you. But your college campus holds a special place in your heart, and you can’t wait to go back.

Via hercampus.com