If you’re a senior in college, you’re wrapping up another chapter in your life and preparing to move on to the “real world.” You have a whole year of “lasts” to experience—some happy and some sad (unless you plan on continuing your education at grad school, in which case, probably none of this applies to you). But for those of you who these do apply to, I completely understand how it feels to be both nervous and excited for this year to end. Here are 15 lasts you’ll experience senior year.
By this point in your education and major, you’ve gotten to know your professors pretty well, and you have that one professor who’s changed you—the professor who has inspired you to think and live differently. The last class you take from him or her is bound to be a sad one.
Hallelujah. Let’s only hope you never have to take that many tests and write that many papers in one week again.
Unless you come back to visit, you’ll take your last walk across your campus this year. Take the time to soak it in and enjoy it.
Of course you can continue to do this after college, but you won’t have the solid community that supports this lifestyle like you have in fellow college students.
After college you probably will keep traveling and discover new places to fall in love with. However, traveling through your college is less expensive and includes lots of other students as traveling companions, so seize the opportunity next semester.
It’s always difficult to say goodbye to friends. Luckily, you’ll have social media and your phone to keep in touch.
You’ll no longer be living the split life of holidays and summers at home and the school year at college.
This one won’t be missed unless you thrive on running into class out of breath.
How are you going to spend all your newly-found free time?
You’ll attend your last (insert your favorite school sporting event here) as a student. Bust out your school spirit and deck out in your school’s colors.
If only you got to have a Spring Break from your job.
Make it count while it lasts.
The possibilities for pursuing hobbies are endless once you don’t have to spend your free time doing homework and studying.
Nobody is going to miss that part of college.
But that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning. You can still continue to read, write, and learn about the subjects that interest you.