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Gabriella Marasco is an SC Campus Representative for Butler University. She is just a girl who loves Harry Potter and Lime-a-ritas . Read more posts by her here!

We asked our marvelous upper-classmen what advice they’d give to incoming college students and what they wish they knew as a freshman, don’t make the same mistakes they did! Here’s what they had to say. We bring you: 15 things you wish you knew as a freshman.

1. Pregame Phi Delt

It's Important to Be Drunk(via)

Phi Delt is a dry house, so cut the guys some slack and pregame it. 

2. Cargos aren’t cool, ever.

Cargos aren't cool(via)

Nobody needs that many pockets. Nobody.

3. Don’t be an @$$ in class


Show up, on time, participate, and be respectful. 

4. Go fountain hopping before it gets cold

Elephant Fountain Hopping(via)

Also, make sure you go every year of college, it’s tradition

5. Lanyards are not the only way to hold your ID/keys

Lanyards are groovy(via)

They will NOT make you look hip or groovy. 

6. Get a pair of rainboots

Jump, Jump, Fall(via)

A few inches of rain = Lake Butler

7. Easy Mac needs water

Mac and Cheese (via)

Easymac + Water = Success

8. If you decide to go to frat houses,
go introduce yourself to the guys,
they know you’re a freshman

Whale Hello(via)

As you meet more people, you’ll realize how often you end up seeing them on campus,
you’ll be thankful you introduced yourself

9. The first friends you make may not last forever, but they might


Don’t feel like you need to best friends with everyone you meet,
but stay in good terms with people

10. Atherton kinda sorta sucks…

So much salad(via)

Eating salad everyday gets old real fast.

11. Realistically, you probably only need five minutes to get to class

I'm punctual (via)

Wake up at 8:52 for 9am class. Still on time.

12. Don’t demand alcohol at the frat houses


They aren’t bartenders, so don’t treat them like it. Go strike up a conversation first

13. Greek life will change people,
some for better, some for worse

Hi Bear(via)

Gretchen Weiners said it best,
“Like you may think you like someone, but you could be wrong”

14. The guy that gets with all the girls the first few weeks of school,
will be avoided like the plague the next few years…

Ew, get away(via)

Also, he think he’s the hottest thing since sliced bread for the next four years…

15. Don’t let your grades slip early on, it’ll be a GPA battle for years

C- Everyone!(via)

C’s get degrees, but B’s please (parents, advisors, scholarships, yourself)

What do you wish you would have known as a freshman?!

*CampusRiot does not condone underage drinking, please drink responsibly

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