The Brief: Get ready for the start of college with these memes about the ups and downs of starting a new year of college.
Happy back to school season! For college students, it’s time to shop for textbooks, move into dorms, stock up on ramen noodles, and otherwise prepare for all the excitement and rigor of a new school year. These college memes make light of the mixed bag of emotions that come with starting a new college semester or quarter whether you’re a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, grad student, professor or parent.
Wanna feel old?
Guys named Aiden are starting college this year.
— Amish PornStar™ (@AmishPornStar1) August 20, 2019
Will Hot Girl Summer transition right into Hot Girl Semester?
to anyone starting college this week good luck, HOTGIRLSEMESTER starts now
— Noah🥩 (@noxvh) August 19, 2019
Advice For Freshman
For incoming freshman, starting college is a big step that can be as anxiety-inducing as it is exciting. Social media is full of advice, both solicited and unsolicited for getting settled and starting your first year of college. While there’s more practical advice out there, we’ve selected a few amusing tidbits.
This We Don’t Do That Here meme suggests that freshmen don’t fall into the uncool trap of wearing your lanyard everywhere…
Tips for college freshman: Don’t establish yourself as the “driver” friend. This is crucial.
— Jay Slone (@JaySlone15) August 20, 2019
My tip to incoming college freshman: don’t pack too many t-shirts. They start accumulating through the year and soon take over your life
— Ashlyn McCann (@AshlynMcCann) August 16, 2019
Pro tip: Don’t graduate. Just stay in college/ university. It’s much better there than out here.
— pavitra pillai (@pavitrapillai) August 19, 2019
Freshman vs. Senior Year
These memes contrast the confidence levels, diets, and overall attitudes of students in their first year of college versus their final year.
moving to college freshman year: weeks of packing and planning, turns into a family road trip
senior year, 2 days before classes start: pic.twitter.com/6odCXnWxay
— Carmen Dittoe (@CarmenDittoe) August 18, 2019
Freshman vs senior year of college pic.twitter.com/Scbka1ODsX
— /Ь/ (@ThatQuietGemini) August 20, 2019
College freshman: who wants to party tonight?! 🤪
— Kristin Woodworth (@kwoodworth98) August 19, 2019
Decorating Your Dorm Room
College students tend to decorate their living spaces in distinct ways. Whether it’s full of empty liquor bottles, too many tapestries, or if a room has been transformed into a full-on VSCO hangout, there’s something uniquely “college” about dorm room decor.
absolutely no one:
college freshman boy decorating his dorm: “flag.”
— emily heitschmidt (@em_heitschmidt) August 20, 2019
my dorm before and after. didn’t wanna do too much. 😊😊 pic.twitter.com/zAybmKJcQi
— nope (@LilNasX) August 25, 2018
Misc College Memes
It’s hard to capture all of the learning, joy, anxiety, friendship, and other emotions that make up the college experience in a single meme, but here are a few on-point memes. And to all of you out there starting college, good luck, study hard, and take care of yourselves!
I made this for anyone starting college so you know what kind of professors you're dealing with pic.twitter.com/tYX0DIDhbt
— Kyra Ferguson (@KyraMFerguson) August 19, 2019