15 Things You’ll Miss About College – and 7 Things You Definitely Won’t

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College. On the one hand, you’re no longer a hopelessly awkward high school student. And yet, you still have a few years to go before you’re saddled with crushing debt and grown up responsibilities. Basically, it’s a magical time. 

Finally, you can do whatever the hell you want without your parents nagging you. You can eat Cheetos for dinner, put things off until the last minute, and drink on the weekdays, all without any lasting consequences. Tequila shots, random hookups, and all nighters are not only acceptable, but encouraged.

Whether you peaked as a coed or never looked back, you’ve got to admit that college is a once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable experience.

Here are 15 of the things you’ll miss most about college – and 7 things you definitely won’t.

What You’ll Miss About College:

1. Meal Plans
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Okay, so your dining hall was probably mediocre at best, and we all cringed when we saw Tuesday’s dinner recycled as Wednesday’s lunch. But once you’re paying for groceries and cooking for your damn self every day, living off of Nutella and pilfered cereal starts to sound like a pretty sweet deal.


2. Spring Break
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Ass a grown-ass adult, you’re lucky to get two days off for Christmas. So week-long vacations are practically unheard of. You may regret the street tacos and Jell-o shots you lived off over spring break, but admit it: no matter how hungover you were, it sure beat being shackled to a cubicle. 


3. Summer Vacation

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See above. Even if you sacrificed precious weeks of your summer to an internship or a part-time job, it was nice to have a break from the norm.

Written by Mary McCaw

Mary is a freelance writer and editor. She's based in San Francisco, but lately, home is wherever her suitcase is. If you really are what you eat, she is at least 50% pizza.