The First Day of School: Freshman vs. Senior Year

As a high school freshman, you walk through the halls on your first day of class with stars in your eyes and a mission to make the best of the upcoming four years. As a senior, however, you're already counting down the days until graduation, when your real life can begin.

Whether you're an incoming freshman or a can't-wait-to-be-done senior, odds are you'll relate to something on our list of freshman vs. senior attitudes toward the start of the school year.

Wake-Up Time

Freshman

You wake up five minutes before your alarm even goes off, despite the lack of sleep due to first-day jitters. You might put some tunes on to relax or get you excited to take that first step on campus.

Senior

You hit snooze 10 times until one of your parents finally barges into the room, telling you you're going to be late.


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Planning Your Outfit

Freshman

You FaceTime with your BFF and show each other options. It is the toughest decision you've made in quite some time.

Senior

You give your pants a whiff and, if they pass the test, they're the winner. Your shirt's probably not within the dress code.


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School Supplies

Freshman

You come fully prepared with 10 pencils, five pens, three highlighters, 200 pieces of paper, two notebooks, etc.

Senior

You might have one pencil.


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Getting to Class

Freshman

You consider getting to school an hour early so you can map out each of your classes. You're afraid of being late and making a fool of yourself.

Senior

You walk into first period five minutes late with Starbucks in hand. You can't have a conversation with anyone before that liquid magic hits your lips.


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Paying Attention in Class

Freshman

You make direct eye contact with your teacher and nod in agreement with everything he or she says.

Senior

Your hair is hiding your headphones. You have no idea what's going on.


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Study Habits

Freshman

On the evening of your first day, you start on all the required reading even though the first quiz is weeks away.

Senior

You have no idea what the required reading is and forget about any tests or quizzes until the day of. Oops.


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Love Life

Freshman

You see so many potential crushes on campus. How are you going to pick just one?

Senior

You've either dated them, your friends have dated them or they're way too young for you. Time to move on.


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Excited to get back to school? HERE are some funny memes about the first day back.