27 Stages of Living In Halls Every Student Will Recognise
Wherever you go to university, you’ll recognise the following stages of living in halls.
1. Move-in day is an emotional roller coaster from start to finish.
2. You go from desperately wanting your parents to leave before they embarrass you.
3. To having a minor breakdown when it comes to actually saying bye.
4. Finding yourself alone for 5 minutes and already starting to contemplate the meaning of life.
5. Before finally building up the courage to go introduce yourself to your new flatmates.
6. Debating whether alcohol will help or hinder the situation.
7. And deciding to become best friends with whoever agrees with you.
8. Immediately realising that you’re not cut out for cooking your own meals.
9. Or just generally surviving on your own.
Well, first night in halls already locked my self out in my pjs! And had to call the campus security 🙈🙈
— annaliese (@annaliese_irven) September 19, 2015
10. You’ve barely been there five minutes but the kitchen’s already an absolute scene.
the most horrific student kitchen I've ever seen. This is the boys kitchen in our house (how the fck do they live) pic.twitter.com/kjp6hDKYpf
— ~ambercresswell~ (@amber_cresswell) June 1, 2015
11. And nobody can explain where those traffic cones came from.
If there isn't a traffic cone or some kind of road sign in a student house, is it still a student house?
— Francesca Brooking (@Fran_Brooking) October 25, 2015
12. Or who that person passed out on the couch is.
13. You realise you’re going to have to lower your standards if you’re going to survive here.
14. And keep your temper in check.
When you're doing the washing up and someone puts more dishes in the sink pic.twitter.com/yfdl50eHAb
— BMB (@Benoo_Brown) July 28, 2016
15. You learn that there’s no such thing as an early, quiet night in halls.
I swear living in halls is the worst thing ever all I want is a good nights sleep😭😭
— Haley (@haleyrobertson_) May 30, 2016
16. But that if you can’t beat them, you should definitely just join them.
17. Going home for the first time and getting excited about how clean it is.
Coming home after living in uni halls feels like walking into a luxury hotel
— fran (@FrancescaRose46) November 3, 2015
18. Which makes going back to uni a little worse every time.
19. Never getting used to the constant fire drills.
Sooo I was like super naked and asleep and my building had a fucking fire drill so that was a nice and chaotic wake up call. Student halls❤️
— sappho (@tylerWILSON_1) October 23, 2015
20. Nor the pain of having to drag all of your washing to a launderette.
Can't wait to move out of halls next year just so I don't have to walk 2 miles to wash my clothes
— Kate (@katexturner) June 11, 2016
21. But learning to love that there’s always someone around to hang out with.
22. And that you can just call maintenance if something breaks.
23. More road signs appear…
These dudes in halls have a thing about stealing road signs pic.twitter.com/44bnxS0Vg5
— H (@HereticHR) September 19, 2014
24. And the mess only gets worse.
— Dylan Moss (@DylanDanielJack) June 5, 2014
25. But you get better at ignoring it*.
*just look forward to leaving.
26. In the end, as much as living in halls isn’t always perfect, it forces you to learn a lot about yourself.
27. And by the time moving-out day arrives, you’ll be strangely sad to say goodbye.
Bye bye halls! 🙁 it's been so fun and I'm actually emotional about leaving! :'( what is wrong with me? :'( pic.twitter.com/9a8OS8HsWZ
— ¡Jordan! (@jay221194) July 12, 2014